The campground has only has 5 sites, but we were the only campers. We camped the first week of June, so days were warm and it got cool enough at night to sit close the campfire. There are plenty of logging trails to hike within walking distance, and more a short drive away. The drive to Midway is beautiful, worth it even if you don't plan to stay overnight. There is one very clean vault toilet on site. No water, so bring your own.
Wish I’d stayed here for more than one night. Beautiful spot with cabins, tent and RV options. Cabins come with a private outdoor patio, fire pit and soaking tubs. Super comfy bed and a nice quiet space. There are full bathrooms with showers close by. Super friendly staff too! Good food, a brewery and drive in theater near by. And a nice hot springs fed pool! Great getaway!
I'm not sure what the other reviewer is talking about regarding a lake, as this ridge is at 6000' above sea level and there's no lake there. Granted, it's been a few years since I've camped here, but there's no lake.
We camped here for a free a few times. The Forest Service added some improvements and tacked on an $8 per night fee - still a bargain. The campground is on a road, but the road gets very little use at night.
We've hiked in the area, and it's a real treat. There are springs, and there is nothing better on a hot day than the cold water coming out of a spring. During one visit, The Hubs brought his telescope & spent a chilly night stargazing. The southern end of the camping area has an unobstructed 240(ish) degree view of the sky, facing south. The nearest town is too far & too small to create any loom, so on a moonless night it's incredibly dark here.
Expect this campground to be very busy during hunting season.
While this site is close to the two-lane highway, it feels tucked in and close to nature anyway. Individual sites are spacious and have running water, picnic tables, and fire pit. The restroom facilities are clean and accessible. Hosts are friendly and helpful. Best part is the access to the Grand Ronde river where kids can wade or explore along the banks. We’ve been twice and will return. Recommended.
This is a small Forest Service campground right on the river. The sites are very simple, with picnic tables and fire rings. It can be a little noisy in the sites nearest the road, but the dense shrubbery helps. There is a decent amount of privacy between sites and the campground is well-maintained.
I could hear the leaves falling as I walked the 20 yards past the campsite to a little clearing. This National Forest campground is easily accessible by a decent gravel road.
Sites are a little close together, but it was the shoulder season, so there were only a handful of other campers, all of whom were in RVs.
There was an additional larger section of campground that was closed off for the winter. That section looked like it had running water in the past, but a sign said there was some issue with it being undrinkable and that rangers were working on it.
Definite bear presence in this area. We saw a bunch of scat and turned around on the Burnt Cabin hike (trailhead about a half mile up the road) because we distinctly smelled bear.
Finally, this spot is at elevation and near a ski hill, so it seems safe to assume it can get dumped on with snow.
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.
Located in the far northeast corner of Oregon, this state park has something for everyone. Wallowa Lake is known for it's natural beauty, fishing, and water sports. The surrounding mountains and wilderness area are spectacular. Ride the tram to the top of Mt Howard (not cheap, but worth it). Take advantage of the amusement spots. Stop by the lodge for a meal, a night's stay, or a beverage. Nearby Joseph is a fun spot with shopping, a brewery, galleries and eateries. If history is your thing, you can follow the trail of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. The Snake River canyon is a quick day trip.
Now on to the campground. It's large with all the amenities you expect from a great state park. The sites on the outside if thre loops are large. There's a marina on one end. Deer are generally present. Several hosts and rangers are in-site.
This is a very small campground along Hurricane Creek. Private secluded sites, just a few miles from Hurricane Creek Trailhead in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The creek is very loud, so much so that I wore earplugs at night to sleep
Frazier OHV campgrounds has three areas, entrance with covered picnic area and two campsites along with a ramp to unload OHV. Middle loop with #15 to #20 camp site. Then upper loop with #3 to #14 camp site, five of those sites are group sites. Take your garbage and bring your water. You are close to trails and drive up the 5226 forest road to see the site of Frazier guard station, and Fire Look out area. Off hwy 244 on forest road 5226 less than a mile from highway.
Bear Wallow Creek is in the Umatilla Forest off HWY 244 about 11 miles east of Ukiah. There is no water or garbage, and has one group sites, there are picnic table and fire rings. At the group site is an area to hook up your kill. You are in the mist of the larges elk herd. The town of Ukiah has a dump station (located by the park in middle of town), and the Ranger Station. There is an interpretative trail, can get more information from Ranger Station in Ukiah.
Lane Creek campground is in the Umatilla Forest off Hwy 244 (Between HWY 395 & I-84). Between milepost 10 & 12. It has 7 camp sites with vaulted toilet. No water or garabage, but have picnic table and fire ring, with level gravel site for trailers (can pitch a tent). One out of the 7 sites can hold a large RV of 35ft. Town of Ukiah is west about 8 miles and has a dump station for RV at a park in middle of town off HWY 244. Great Elk hunting area lots of forest road to drive around.
This is a small campground with limited amenities, but a nice amount of privacy for each site. The creek lives up to it's name and is very loud. The sites are not especially big, just enough space for two small tents.
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.
briefly stayed here while on a road trip. being so close to the Columbia river there is excellent fishing in the area. be on the look out dor rattle snakes. RV accessible in some areas. many places to explore but also remember this is tick country!
What a great part of NE Oregon and a must see if near Hell"s Canyon!
The campground had tight spots and little room between each spot. Kinda felt like we were on display and got a lot of comments on our little guy silver shadow teardrop trailer…one lady said our set up was "Fascinating!"
This may have been due to us camping in mid September but mosquitos were not an issue at all on our visit.
We had a small quiet campsite that despite not being far from the next site over was very private.
It was a very short walk from our campsite to a bathroom. But as I said earlier, due to the privacy from the trees you could easily pee in the forest without raising eyebrows.
In the morning it was a very short walk down to the lake. The lake is beautiful and clear. Perfect for fishing, kayaking, and even swimming if you felt so inclined.
I would definitely go back and recommend it to a friend.
We stayed in the Wildhorse Resort Casino RV Park & Tipi Village the day we purchased our trailer. The surroundings are sparse but what it lacks in scenery they make up for in amenities. There is a pool and a shuttle service to the casino. While we didn't go to the casino, we did spend a lot if time in the pool and envied those staying in the tipis. This is a great stop if you are traveling from Western Oregon to Eastern Oregon. The grounds and restrooms where clean and we enjoyed our stay!
This campground is pretty high up, it's quite a drive to get there, however every bump and curve of the road is worth it. There are fire pits, a bathroom and lots of sites. Eagle creek is right there and wildlife is abundant.
A medium sized lake with plenty of access, camping, hiking and day use. Plenty of secluded spots with picnic tables next to the lake, kid and pet friendly. Only about 10 minutes from La Grande. In the spring, there are lots of black eyed Susan's (flowers).
The best part for us was the large grassy play area for the kids. It was just like back in the 80's where you played with all the kids there in one giant game of who knows. The grounds are maintained. It is busy busy there, so book 9 months in advance. There are go-carts with in walking distance, which was so much for for all ages.
It get chilly there, so be prepared. The lake is mountain run-off water. The town of Josef is a short drive to see some history and grab some food.
Again.. book early!
The campground is somewhat primitive. There are flushing toilets on the lower loop, vault toilets on the upper loop. no showers, but you can refresh in the lake. The nights get chilly, so be prepared with warm socks and a beenie, especially if you’re tent camping.
There are now power boats allowed on the lake, so it is raft, kayak paddle board friendly.
The path arIund the lake is sn easy walk, just don’t expect tI sIt on a bench and enjoy the vIew. Yhe yrees have grown up