Dismal Swamp is located just south of the Oregon-California border in the Warner Mountains. From highway 395 at New Pine Creek, turn east onto CO Road 2 (Pine Creek Canyon Road/Highgrade Road). At the junction with Forest Road 391, turn north (left). Continue for about a mile to Dismal Swamp.
Dismal Swamp - Warner Mountains - Photo by DirtyDog
Dismal Swamp is far from Dismal. It should be called Awesome Swamp. Once you have passed the protected area around the swamp you climb into a large area of rolling hills that is very beautiful. We managed to find a spot at an old road intersection with enough bare ground for 5 trucks and it was a wonderful place to camp. There are a lot of spurs off the Dismal Swamp road that would be worth exploring.