This is a long awaited for post on wild huckleberry picking in Oregon. I hesitate to give out all the details to the exact location as it’s like giving out your best fishing spot.
Needless to say, there is wild huckleberry picking all over Oregon in the months of August and September. I use my portable GPS and head for mountainous area at approximately 5000 feet. The only reason I use this number is because every time that we camp at 5000 feet, we seem to run into huckleberries in Oregon.
Wild Huckleberry Picking At Huckleberry Campground, Oregon
We discovered Huckleberry mountain a few years when I was reading some off the beaten trails camping book. I don’t even remember the name of the book. Last year after visiting Crater Lake National Park, I passed a sign that said “Huckleberry Mountain CC“. I did a quick u turn and started driving up a narrow gravel road.
It’s a good thing that my beautiful wife was fast asleep. She does not like narrow gravel roads that drive up mountains. I was starting to get a little nervous to as it was a one lane road. It took nearly 30 minutes to make the 6 miles up the road.
When we arrived, we knew we had found huckleberry Nirvana. I have never in my life seen so many wild berries in one spot. Everywhere that you looked were huckleberries. You could literally sit on the ground and eat your breakfast. We picked and ate huckleberries all day. We picked approximately 12 quarts of these delicious berries.
I was able to freeze several quarts and we ate them throughout the fall of a reminder of God’s provision to us.
Directions To Huckleberry Mountain Campground
From Prospect, OR, travel north along Highway 62 about 6 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 60. Continue along Forest Road 60 about 12 miles to Huckleberry Campground.Foraging for our food has been a big thing for us. We are learning new survival skills daily. We plan on visiting many more berry picking places this summer.
Google or Apple maps will get your to the campground. It’s not marked very well once you make the turn on the gravel road. I stopped twice and asked people driving down for directions. It is worth the drive. I drive from California to Oregon just for wild huckleberry picking. The camping is free too! There is a fresh deep well pump and clean outhouses.
Benchmark Road atlases are useful for navigating remote areas as they show back roads in National Forest and BLM. You will find Huckleberry Campground in the atlas. Amazon sells them brand new or used at discount prices.