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Mann Lake Recreation Site

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Bureau of Land Management

Overview: Located below the east face of Steens Mountain, Mann Lake attracts anglers as much for its remote, rugged splendor as for its abundant Lahontan cutthroat trout. These trout are supremely adapted to survive alkaline desert waters and without them fisheries like Mann Lake could not exist.…

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


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  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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  • Pull-Through Sites


4 Reviews of Mann Lake Recreation Site

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Katie M.
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2021

A good alternative

I stayed at Mann Lake as an alternative to camping on the Alvord Desert. We initially were sleeping on the desert until it started raining hard in the middle of the night and we evacuated to avoid getting stuck.

Luckily, even in the middle of the night, there were plenty of spots and everything…

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Month of VisitJuly
Jessy M.
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2020

Very Quiet

I was happy to be able to break up the drive on the dirt road with a stay at this campground. I was the only one there for most of the time and it was very peaceful. The lake, unfortunately, was gross but there are a lot of birds to watch. No shade but very accessible and level.

Raphaela H.
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2020

Not my first choice in the area

This campground is on the east side of the Steens Mountain at a small lake. The view of the mountains is incredible and it is peacefully silent with no highway or airplane noise. The view of the stars is unmatched since there is so little light pollution. It wouldn't be my first choice in the area,…

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Month of VisitJuly


Mann Lake Recreation Site is located in Oregon

Detail location of campground


From Burns, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for 60 miles to Frenchglen, Oregon. Just past Frenchglen, turn left onto the Steens Mountain Loop Road. Travel approximately 19 miles on the Loop Road before turning right into Jackman Park Campground. Jackman Park is located just 2 miles past Fish Lake Campground.


42.77753071 N
118.4386984 W

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