Top Tent Camping near Umatilla National Forest

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Umatilla National Forest, OR (84)

    Camper-submitted photo from Grande Hot Springs RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Grande Hot Springs RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Grande Hot Springs RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Grande Hot Springs RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Grande Hot Springs RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Grande Hot Springs RV Resort

    1.

    Grande Hot Springs RV Resort

    37 Reviews
    59 Photos
    149 Saves
    Union, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

    2.

    Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

    24 Reviews
    58 Photos
    77 Saves
    Meacham, Oregon

    Some campsites and all cabins are open year-round. Note that park roads are often snow-covered or icy in winter. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Reservations are required Oct. 1 - June 1 for the duplex totem cabin and six rustic cabins.

    16 full hookup sites Five sites open year-round (water available only at restroom/shower building in winter) 1 electrical site with water (closed in winter) 32 tent sites with water nearby (closed in winter) Hot showers and flush toilets Horse camp with seven sites (closed in winter) Six rustic log cabins open year round (four pet-friendly) Duplex cabin (Totem) Group tent camp (closed in winter) Universal Access: Tent site A19 is accessible to campers with disabilities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $12 - $36 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hilgard Junction State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hilgard Junction State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hilgard Junction State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hilgard Junction State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hilgard Junction State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hilgard Junction State Park Campground

    3.

    Hilgard Junction State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    22 Photos
    92 Saves
    La Grande, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Minam State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Minam State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Minam State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Minam State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Minam State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Minam State Recreation Area

    4.

    Minam State Recreation Area

    10 Reviews
    16 Photos
    80 Saves
    Wallowa, Oregon

    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

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Track Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Track Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Track Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Track Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Track Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Track Springs

    5.

    Bird Track Springs

    8 Reviews
    10 Photos
    127 Saves
    La Grande, Oregon

    If a campground with riverside trails and bird watching opportunities sound appealing, but you don’t want to wander too far off of the beaten path, Bird Track Springs Campground may be the place for you. The short drive goes along river-side farm land and is less than one-half hour from I-84 on State Highway 244. It is a prime spot for a great get-away. Each of the 22 campsites is nestled beneath towering ponderosa pines in the Grande Ronde River valley. The Bird Track Campground map (182 KB) shows the location of each campsite. The campground is also located directly across from the Bird Track Springs Interpretive SiteTrail where visitors may hike, bird watch, fish or wander along the river.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $5 - $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Creek Campground

    6.

    Spring Creek Campground

    6 Reviews
    17 Photos
    121 Saves
    La Grande, Oregon

    Spring Creek Campground is located in an open pine forest near a small meadow. Just a short drive from Interstate 84, this small campground offers 4 campsites which are occassionally used for family reunions or group camping.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildhorse Casino
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildhorse Casino
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildhorse Casino
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildhorse Casino
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildhorse Casino
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildhorse Casino

    7.

    Wildhorse Casino

    10 Reviews
    10 Photos
    19 Saves
    Cayuse, Oregon

    Welcome to Wildhorse Casino Campground, nestled near Pendleton, Oregon. This spot is a great mix of convenience and comfort, perfect for a quick stopover or a longer stay. The campground is part of the Wildhorse Resort and Casino complex, so there's plenty to keep you entertained.

    The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and even glamping options. It's big rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger setup. You'll find electric, water, and sewer hookups, making it easy to settle in. Plus, there are showers and toilets available, though some folks mentioned that the facilities are a bit of a walk from certain sites.

    One of the standout features here is the free shuttle service to the casino and golf course. If you're into golf, you're in for a treat with the nearby course. And if you're more of a foodie, the casino has several dining options, from casual bites to more upscale fare. Traditions is a good spot for burgers and beer, and there's a food court with some interesting choices too.

    The campground itself is well-maintained, with level gravel pads and picnic tables at each site. There's a decent amount of green space, especially on the west side, which some visitors found quite peaceful. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Overall, Wildhorse Casino Campground is a convenient and comfortable place to stay, whether you're just passing through or looking to enjoy the amenities of the resort. Happy camping!

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Jubilee Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Jubilee Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Jubilee Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Jubilee Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Jubilee Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Jubilee Lake

    8.

    Jubilee Lake

    5 Reviews
    29 Photos
    120 Saves
    Elgin, Oregon

    This high elevation, spruce fir surrounded campground is the largest and most popular campground on the Umatilla National Forest. Jubilee Lake is nestled among the trees and the lake provides a beautiful setting for day-use as well as camping. This site is known for good fishing and swimming and is a wonderful way to escape the summer heat. Jubilee Lake campground offers a variety of recreational actitivies for visitors of all abilities, including fishing and hiking trails.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
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    The High Road Cabin (two) TENT Spots

    3 Reviews
    4 Photos
    11 Saves
    Meacham, Oregon

    You can't camp many places in Oregon that the general public is not allowed. You can here. Behind a locked gate, no public access. A permanent pit toilet is onsite. Pricing includes one camping unit (tent you supply)

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Toilets

    $29 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed

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    Wallowa-Whitman NF 21 - Dispersed

    4 Reviews
    5 Photos
    69 Saves
    La Grande, Oregon

    Dispersed camping is a popular camping method for many visitors to the Forest. Choosing to camp along a stream or adjacent to a meadow where there are no picnic tables, toilets or firerings allows campers to enjoy a more primitive experience.

    It is recommend that dispersed campers keep to traditional campsites off of established 'two-track' vehicles routes which have been used in the past. Most of these routes are less than 300 feet from a designated open road.

    There are some areas on the Forest that are closed to dispersed camping. These include administrative site, special use permit area, or sensitive areas for archeology or wildlife.

    Please remove all temporary structures before you leave such as meat poles, toilets, furniture, and ditches around your tents. To find out more about minimum impact camping please visit our outdoor ethics section. Some general rules of use and restrictions also apply to visitor using dispersed camping sites. These include regulations like forest-wide camping stay limits; use of camp fires, firearms, and fireworks; and controlling pets.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Dispersed
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