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Sunshine Guard Station

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Prairie City Ranger District - 327 Sw Front St., P.O. Box 337
Prairie City, OR 97869

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Basic Amenities
  • Vault Toilets


Open year round.
Getting There:
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.66139, -118.70056
44°39'41"N, 118°42'2"W

From John Day, Oregon, travel east on Highway 26 approximately 28 miles to the junction of Highway 7. Turn left on Highway 7, travel one mile, and then take the first left onto County Road 20/Middle Fork Road. Travel 13 miles on County Road 20/Middle Fork Road then turn right into the facility grounds.

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Recreational options include fishing for steelhead and rainbow trout in the John Day River. Restrictions apply; visitors should refer to Oregon State regulations.

There are hiking trails and back roads to the north of the guard station that lead into the nearby Vinegar Hill Forest/ Indian Rock scenic area.

Wildlife viewing is popular, as is scenic driving.

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