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Enjoyed the quiet night

Enjoyed a last sunny weekend home at this campground. I am a tent camper and enjoyed the weekend. Quite and clean. Alot of spaces for larger groups and elbow room between most spaces.

Clean and quiet

This campground is a nice well maintained place with clean facilities and well dispersed sites. It was a bad fire season when we were there so it’s pretty smoky in my picture.

Clean bathrooms scattered throughout, water available. Nice tree cover and a River right at the edge of where we were. There’s trails and the lake close by too. Picnic tables and nice fire pits.

It was a very quiet place and has several loops in the campground.

Busy Campground- Great Location for Visiting the Area

There is nothing too amazing about this campground except it's location.  It's large and busy and full of people. There aren't many trees, and you're pretty much next to your neighbors. If you don't mind this type of camping, you will love the area.

You can practically walk to the alpine tram, you're right on Wallowa lake, there's a great marina and lake access for your boat or SUP, and you're just a few minutes drive to Joseph. 

Also, the sunsets are incredible. 

This is a busy location. Sites fill up fast.

Quiet Campground on the Edge of the Eagle Cap

Moss Springs is a quiet campground on the edge of the Eagle Cap about 9 miles up the a forest service road from Cove, OR (which is about 14 miles past La Grande).

Most people use this campground for parking to hike into the Minam Lodge or to backpack into the Little Minam, or to park their trailer to ride their horses into the area, so there are plenty of people in and out, but not many people staying just for the campground. 

The facilities are basic, picnic tables and fire rings at each site. There is also an area for livestock unloading and places for tying up your horses.

There isn't much around, but the road back to cove, while not paved, isn't bad, and there is a great mini mart right on main street where you can buy anything you forgot (including gas).

Large campground with creekside sites

Loved the campground. Little spendy @ 22 a night & 10 a night for extra vehicle, but the bathrooms were super clean and not fly infested for vault toilets. Lots of sites are creekside, ours was one. Tons of exploring opportunities. Sites vary in size from single small tent sites to large/ group size sites. Upper Rogue River Trail is right by the campground. Short walk to Union Creek store, cafe, and ice cream shop.

Beautiful lake and views!

Fish Lake Campground is up above Halfway, OR. It is a pine forested high elevation (6,990ft) Campground on NFD Rd. 66.

The campground on the lake is a pay site (6$ /night) with on site water and metal fire pits and vault toilets. However there is other sites that are dispersed nearby on NFD Rd. 66 and NFD Rd. 6625 along the road to DeadMans Trail. #1867. There is 2 sites at the end loop of the pay sites that are dispersed sites and lack tap for water and has a rock fire pit. Both have access to older vault toilets.

Beautiful in the morning!

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.

Great location

Just off the road has a small pool a playground and great view of the blue mountains

Ultimate Oregon camping

Ranger Review: Midland Radios at Anthony Lakes Campground Review: 

This is my favorite place in Oregon. It’s vast and quaint- everything that you would imagine from a 7,000 elevation retreat! We arrived a couple of days prior to when the site was officially supposed to open (July 1- depending on snow) so, we ended up staying in the Anthony Lakes Ski Area parking lot. A combination of snow and mud prevented anyone from using the official campsites but that didn’t stop a handful of people from camping and fishing nearby. During our three-day stay, we had snow, rain, and sunshine. It was wonderful! 

Top reasons I love this campground: 

  • The Wallowa-Whitman stunning views; including Gunsight Mountian and the Elkhorn Range. 
  • Clean, clear lakes (Lilypad Lake is great for flyfishing) 
  • Secluded Amazing hiking

Product Review: As a Ranger for The Dyrt, occasionally I get to test products. At this campground, I tested the Midland Radios X-Talker Extreme Dual Pack T77VP5. Being in a vast wooded area, I was thrilled to have radios that worked well and could be easily charged with a USB cord and a power block. Lightweight and easy to attach to a backpack or belt. 

Pros: 

  • Good value(price for product); two radios, soft-shell carrying case, earpieces, charging station, USB car charger, USB wall plug-in charger, rapid rechargeable batteries, 36-channels. 
  • Range of up to 38 miles! 
  • Sounds great and keeps a charge.
  • Cons: The charging station is plastic and feels inexpensive Overall, I give the Midland Radio X-Talker Extreme Dual Pack T77VP5 five stars. It delivers exactly what it says it does. It’s a great value and a product worth having to keep you in communication with others during your outdoor adventures!
Large spots

Nice and secluded we fit lots of people here had water.

6 dispersed sites

Beautiful little pull off campground, single loop with 6 sites - pit toilets, fire pit, and picnic table. There is cell reception, $8/night for standard tent. Only issue is it’s close to the road so you can hear when truckers go by, otherwise perfect primitive camping spot

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Full hook up

Clean showers and toilets,fireplace with full hookups

Very convenient travel stop

This is my favorite place to stop while travelling through along I84. It is so convenient being right next to the freeway. Only negative is that it's right next to the freeway so it's a little noisy but doesn't bother me. Big day use area too for a nice picnic.

Favorite

We come back to this place every year! The most amazing views and so many things to do for people of all ages. It fills up quickly though so prepare.

Beauty and serenity

Nice quiet campground. Multiple RV and tent sites. Dump station is available for guests on your way out. RV sites have water and electricity (20 & 30 amp). Hot showers for overnight guests. Situated right along the snake river below the Oxbow dam.

Awesome hideaway

We started a couple nights in 2018 in mid June and it was very secluded and quiet. Couple standing toilets and water and that’s all that’s needed. Right by the creek with a nice big swimming hole. Best thing is no one was there.

Very beautiful

Very beautiful campground with a lot of amenities. To get a good view of the mountains you have to be right on the lake or hiking through the back country but it would be a great group camping spot. Heard a whole lotta rattle snakes

Open and quiet

This campground is about 20 miles southwest of Baker Or. Hundreds of miles from Crator Lake or Prospect that the other reviews said were close…must be another Union Creek Campground over there.

Excellent campground. About 50/50 reservable vs first come first serve. Good space between sites. Elec and water hookups…a few have full hookups. Dump on site. Cell service and over the air TV….surprisingly.  Some sites have lake (reservoir) view. Mixed shade sites.

We intended to stay 2 nights but stayed 4 because of great weather and campground.

Awesome Place

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!

Perfect spot!

Loved this campground. Tons of spots to choose from. We got spots 46 and 47 no other campers by use tons of room to park our camper. Also bathroom was across the road from our spot. We were 30 mins from crater lake 11 miles from the town of prospect. Definitely will be coming back!

Emphasis on RV camping

Good views of the mountains. Beautiful lake. Impressive marina for those who are trailing boats. Emphasis on RV camping rather than secluded tent camping and I prefer tent camping. Bathrooms clean.

Great escape

From Salem, it was a very long drive over to the Snake River. Once there, we had to be stocked for days as town is far. Great escape to get far far away!

Fantastic and Quiet

Beautiful views of waterfalls, creeks, canyon walls, massive rock slides and more. Free sites dispersed and easy to drive up too. Fantastic hiking, fishing and kayaking.

Comfy, relaxing, clean

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.

USFS Campgrounds are the BEST!!!!!

More and more I'm staying at USFS campgrounds and enjoying the experiences. Yes, they're dry, but they're cheap, dark, quiet and in exceptionally beautiful places. Ollokot is in the Hell's Canyon Recreation area and is seriously the best campground I've encounter on my latest 4 week fall trip. Located right on the Imnaha River, the scenery is breathtaking, the sites are big with lots of room. It's a short drive up to the Hell's Canyon Overlook which is spectacular. Only downside is the road out of Joseph to get there…..it's not for the faint of heart if you have a larger RV. Narrow, potholes and absolutely no wiggle room. It's six inches between you and the side of the canyon. So take it SLOW!!!

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.

Nice campground near Crater Lake

Nice campground on the Upper Rouge River at the base of Crater Lake. Some sites on the outer loop don't look that great but the sites by the river and creek are pretty good. Running water at some sites but not others, so you may have other campers coming to your site to get water if you have a water site. Nice river attractions nearby upriver and downriver. Good variety of site sizes.

Something for Everyone

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.

Small, best access to Hurricane Creek Trail

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

Recommended. RV/Boat Focused, but good tent sites.

Strolled in on a Thursday eve and got a tent site w/o issue. Amenities as listed are accurate: flush toilets, drinking water, no showers. Water level in reservoir was very low (early-Sept.) We had no mosquitos - mega bonus.