Magone Lake Campground is situated along its namesake lake in the northern reaches of Malheur National Forest in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking.
The campground is set in a forest of Engelmann spruce and ponderosa pine. Magone Lake covers about 50 acres and features both deep holes of up to 100 feet and shoals on the north side. Geologists believe Magone Lake was created by a landslide in the early 1800s. It is located in the southern reaches of the Malheur National Forest.
The Magone Lake area offers swimming, fishing, hiking and mountain biking opportunities. The lake contains eastern brook and rainbow trout. A boat ramp is available on-site. Visitors also enjoy viewing wildflowers and interesting geology throughout the region.
The campground offers both a picnic shelter and overnight campsite for groups to reserve. These sites can accommodate up to 75 people each. Individual family sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.
Biking: Mountain Biking
My husband and I camped here for our one year anniversary! We had such an incredible time with our two dogs! We caught several trout every day and loved how quiet and peaceful the campsite was at night! We can’t wait to go back someday with our family!!!
The Magone Lake campground was great! It is a nice sized lake and campground but not overwhelming or too busy. We stayed at the group site which had its own private loop and lots of space if you have kids, dogs, etc. The lake is a great size with a trail all around it and it’s easy to walk. You can fish there as well.
Reservations can be made for this Primitive campground in the Malheur National Forest.
Nice quiet location right on Magone Lake.
This can be tricky when towing a larger trailer as its one lane gravel and very wooded.
Close to John Day National Monuments.