(Last update November 05, 2006 )
General. I visited this site in August 2001. The last 2.6 miles into this location is a real bone rattler. Clearance not a problem, but it is a lot like driving on cobblestones. The road is all sharp rock and could be very hard on tires. This is an isolated location, but they actually have a small campground with a picnic shelter and a campground host.
The picnic shelter has an excellent view to the SE. (See the photos) The campground has pit toilets and no other amenities other than a great view. Many maps show a campground about ½ mile south of Indian rock, but it no longer exists.
I came into Indian Rock from the north, and the campground host warned me about continuing south towards LaGrande on Compton Road and Fox Hill Road. He claimed that there is a steep grade that is nearly impassible, so his suggestion was to leave the area by going west to I-84.
Driving Instructions. Take exit 243 (Summit Road/Mount Emily Road, Forest Road 031) off of hiway 84. Go east on Forest Road 31 18.9 miles to junction of Forest Road 31 and Forest Road 3120 and turn right (south) on NFD 3120 (Skyline Road) and travel 2.54 miles to Indian Rock. The last 2.6 miles is extremely rough!