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Frenchglen, Oregon

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23 Reviews of 7 Frenchglen, Oregon Campgrounds

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…

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  • Hart Mountain CCC camp
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Month of VisitMay
Rafael G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

Great little oasis!

I didn’t camp at the hot springs this time around, but last June (?) I did come and I enjoyed my visit. I wanted to come back to see this area again, and although I didn’t stay at the hot springs, I did stop at the front office to ask a few questions. The lady who was working was very pleasant-she…

Month of VisitMay
Chris T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2021

Secluded and peaceful

Very quiet campground. Enjoyed the tranquility and small creek running near our site. Sites are fairly spaced out but most offer little visual separation from your neighbor. Very clean facilities and everything was nicely maintained.

Cheri S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2021

Fabulous gem

We were on a spring break road trip and camped here to break up the day. I loved this spot! There’s not much I can add to the other reviews other than emphasizing how much we enjoyed this campground. We had 4 families with kids and all managed to find great sites adjacent to one another. We could…

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Emma A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2021

Nice Hot Springs in the desert but rudicoloualy overpriced hi

We made the mistake of choosing the Alvord Hot Springs resort for camping by the Alvord Desert. The place is basically a giant gravel parking lot with a few picnic benches and fire pits strewn on the sides. There is a single very dirty bathroom right next to the general store and no other services…

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Marc H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2021

Childish Joy

Not everyone may feel like I do, but I loved it. The hot springs are not fancy by any means, but 3 hours from the nearest from town (of 1500 people) fancy is not what one should expect. The pools are simple concrete with a ramshackle tin structure blocking the wind, and the cabins, if you rent one,…

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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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BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2021


The gal running the place was a gem! Couple friendly kitties and a pooch run around to greet you. Hot springs are nice and hot. Beautiful place. Late check-ins are cool and the are on an honor system.

Judy T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2020

An oasis near Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

This is one of our favorite campgrounds. The location is near the refuge and Steen Mountain recreation area. The sites are spacious and far apart for privacy. Most sites have trees usually willow for shade. There are several vault toilets, fresh potable water from pump spigots, garbage cans, and…

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2020


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

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

Can’t rave enough

When I lived in Portland, I went to the Alvord desert three times... it is a 7 hour drove, but I wanted to see it in different seasons. Each time did not disappoint.

I stayed here twice of the three times because I was with a group and the $50 bunker was not bad split up. And this got us access…

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2020

Great wildlife and moutain, river access

Camped late Early October nights dipped into 20s, pretty crisp For tent camping, but days were in 60s. Beautiful blitzen right there, birds, deer, raccoons, hiking and wilderness exploration nearby.

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