Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Minam State Recreation Area

First-come, first-served

This park is located in a remote steep valley. Large pine trees dominate the landscape.

More than 20 primitive sites with water Vault toilet River rafting access Riverside trail for anglers

Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Minam State Recreation Area is located in Oregon
45.6213 N
-117.7249 W
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5 Reviews of Minam State Recreation Area
Very clean, nice campground

The location of the campground is off to the left-hand side of highway 82 (if coming from Elgin) and down a long gravel road. The sites are spaced enough to where you aren't crowded but there still isn't much privacy. Apple trees are everywhere, bringing tons of butterflies and bees to the campground. The bathrooms looked well maintained. The river is nice to swim in or for rafts/kayaks but as for fishing, we didn't have much luck aside from mountain whitefish. Overall a good campground for overnight.

Wow, wow, wow!!!!!!

I had originally intended on staying at one of three closer campgrounds that I ultimately rejected and made the decision to drive on to Minam State Park. Was I ever happy I did. The only downside was the 2 mile, narrow, gravel road into the park. A little bit of a nail biter with a bigger rig. Once there it was a nice size, dry campground with lots of sites to choose from and right next to the gorgeous Minam River. Whitetail doe with 2 fawns frequented the campground. Lots of fishing, some small trails and wound up walking down the dirt road with dogs as there was literally no traffic and the views were so outstanding. Apple trees alongside the dirt road provided a wonderful, unexpected snack.

Perfect for the fisherman

This place is amazing. Clean, convenient, and right on a productive stretch of the Minam River. Near the confluence of the Minam and Wallowa rivers, this is a perfect base camp for exploring the waters and towns of the Wallowa mountains. An outfitter/camp store sits a half mile upriver, and the towns of Lostine, Wallowa, Enterprise, Joseph, and Elgin are nearby. For $6 (!) you get a great spot literally just a few dozen feet from the water. Fan-freaking-tastic! Oregon parks are the best.

Access to water, but limited privacy between sites

The views from this campsite are great! There is access to great swimming holes from this campground. It is a first come, first serve site with limited vegetation between campers. It can be loud depending on neighboards. Toilets are available, so are build in grills with grates at the bottom on the hill.

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Favorite campsite

This was our favorite campsite on our roadtrip last year. We did not see the pull off for this one and ended up in a small town that helped us out. there is a building at the front where you can rent stuff and buy stuff. the campsite is huge and open in the middle with trees and beautiful green grass everywhere. we went on a little walking trail that led us down the river. the campground supervisor warned us she had seen a bear miles away. We didnt get to see it. the bathrooms were the usual. a lot of deer got pretty close. It was a quiet spot back off the road with one side being a river and the other being a mountainside. just beautiful and calm .