Hi! Our family is looking for some options for overland or dispersed camping around the Cottonwood Canyon area, or maybe in the area around the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
We're considering some possible trips with extended family, possibly two pickups with trailers and a Land Rover with Rooftop Tent, all equipped for boondocking. But as we've talked to BLM and other campground managers, they've seen a lot more pressure even in the back country since Covid. So we're looking for options that might be less known.
If you have recommendations in either of these areas, I'd be interested in locations and what you enjoyed about the experience.
We don't need technical trails, but are looking forward to exploring Oregon's outdoors.