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Frenchglen, Oregon

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17 Reviews of 8 Frenchglen, Oregon Campgrounds

Rich J.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2021

Good CG near Steens Loop

Good campground with flush toilets, clean showers and a small store. Electric, water, sewer at all RV sites. All sites are pull thru....some are not totally level and/or rocky. Campground is generally a little dusty and the 3 mile road coming in is washboard. Tent sites with grass and some small…

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Month of VisitAugust
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

NOT a campsite

This area is gorgeous! But it isn’t a campsite. The land has returned to a more untouched state, so any trace of a campsite is now nonexistent. Move on the South Steens Campground.

Month of VisitJuly
Judy T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 25, 2021

Free campground in the beautiful Warner Valley

This is a free campground at a former CCC camp in use during the Great Depression. Crews house here built the Hart Mountain road that passes through the Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge. The bunkhouse remains.

The backdrop is the beautiful Hart Mountain area. Lots of wildlife here in the wetlands…

  • Hart CCC campground
  • Hart Mountain CCC camp
  • view from our campsite
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Month of VisitMay
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2021

Incredibly beautiful spot, dispersed camping at its finest

Visiting the Alvord Desert Campground is a must in Eastern Oregon.  If you book a campsite, you have private access to drive out on the desert playa, and that also includes access to the hot springs.  Well worth it.  The stars out there are incredible.  Be sure to check the weather before heading…

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Skyeriver
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2020

Freedom

Super duper dispersed camping. Small fee it think was $8 to go through the Alvord hot spring road to enter. Insane stars/moon views!!

Liz
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2020

Idyllic spot right on the river

This campsite is pretty minimalist, but absolutely beautiful. I was hoping to stay there but pulled in kind of late and the parking seemed full. There’s room for about two cars just above the campsite, as well as about three just over a tiny bridge. There were several tents set up on a meadow…

Sarah W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2020

Just come here and see

The whole Alvord desert is a dry lake bed.... well most often it is dry, but if it isn’t do not even try to drive out there. The clay silt will stop an cat in its tracks. Tow company won’t even get you until it is dry...

That being said, it is completely open for dispersed camping. You could get…

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Raphaela H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2020

Otherworldly camping experience

When the weather is dry, you can camp on the Alvord Desert. There are no facilities - no water, no trash, no toilets, no shade, no cell-service - so plan accordingly and plan well. Even a slight rain can make the playa muddy and create a flash-flood, so watch the weather carefully. Pack everything…

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Month of VisitJuly
Pat S.
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2020

High up where the antelope roam

This is a sweet spot in the Hart Mt Antelope refuge. Camping is free and is slightly dispersed into three different areas. As you come in by the hot springs and make a right, those sites are closest to the hot spring itself. Rock creek runs through right behind those sites. However the other sites…

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Month of VisitNovember
Charyl B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2020

Very Primitive

You have to pay at the Hot Springs, to stay $30, they will give you a key to the better entrance. I talked to the owner of the land, (who also runs the Hot Springs) he said he is going to be adding several more amenities in the near future. Like a porta potty and more site options. It’s a very…

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Kassidy D.
Reviewed May. 21, 2019

Hot springs and hot weather

Wildlife and landscape collide and paint a beautiful picture. There is a small creek with fish nearby and deer and coyote frequent the campgrounds. Nearby are the hot springs and petroglyphs at the nearby lake. This area however is pretty mosquito heavy and as it is a fairly long distance from any…

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Brian C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2018

Come for the Sunstones

Free spots, totally barren with Mars-like landscape and no trees. You're completely exposed to the elements, though there are covered picnic tables and fire pits. Beware of the pit toilets since they are often home to black widows (not the Marvel superhero…sadly). Sunstones galore. Easy to pick up…

  • The view
  • Camping pad for tents
  • Pit toilet. Beware of black widows.
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Month of VisitSeptember
Kelly N.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2018

Only place in Oregon to collect free Sunstones - plus camping!

The sunstone is Oregon’s State rock. HERE AT THIS LOCATION YOU CAN COLLECT THEM FREE OF CHARGE - but don’t be greedy! They come in all shapes and sizes, but most are the size of a fingernail or baby’s tooth. You will need to drive out 45-90minutes on a gravel road to reach this location and it is…

Month of VisitSeptember
Nicolaus N.
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2018

Very basic campground. Beautiful and scenic!

This remote campground is functional and practical. Bare bones with a few camp sites, a restroom, some covered picnic benches and a restroom. Bring your own water and plenty of it! It can be very windy here so make sure to stake down your tent well so it doesn't blow away! (We saw this happen to…

  • States? Nah, those are sunstone! Some clear, others red.
Corinna B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2018

Ranger Review: Oofos Sandals at Oregon Sunstone Collection Area

The Campground: Oregon Sunstone Collection Area

Sunstones are the Oregon state gemstone, and out in the middle of the Oregon desert the Bureau of Land Management has set aside an amazing area where you can camp and rockhound for free. There's shade areas covering picnic tables, a pit toilet…

  • Sunstones are everywhere. I picked this many up in 3-5 minutes.
  • One of the four large, semi-shaded camp sites.
  • Video review of the sunstone collection area near Plush, Oregon on BLM land.
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Month of VisitSeptember

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