Group
Tent Sites
Yurts
Fires Unknown
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Anthony Lake

At an elevation of 7,100 feet, this campground keeps cool in the summertime heat. The sites sit among boulders and mixed conifers on a bluff over Anthony Lake.

None of the sites offer lake views, but campers can enjoy gazing on Gunsight Mountain and the surrounding peaks of the Elkhorn range.

Recreation

There is a boat ramp available at the camp. Activities on Anthony Lake include boating, canoeing, kayaking and trout fishing.

Trails in the area include the 22.6-mile Elkhorn Crest (foot and equestrian), 1-mile Black Lake (foot and equestrian) and the 1-mile Shoreline (foot).

Facilities

Each site has a paved parking apron, tent pad, picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Drinking water and vault toilets are available.

Handicap-accessible sites are available.

Natural Features

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 2.3 million acres of varied landscape, extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border.

Anthony Lake Campground is located in the Southern Elkhorn Mountain/Powder River Basin Area, with the highest peak in the Elkhorn Mountains at 9,108 feet. The area around the lake is known for conifer forests, wildflower meadows and the resident mountain goats.

Nearby Attractions

The Elkhorn Scenic Byway is a 106-mile drive through the Elkhorn Mountains. Along this drive are ghost towns and an abundance of lakes and rivers.

Charges & Cancellations

A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

ADA Access: N

Sites
19
Fee Info
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $10.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.
Price
$14.00 - $50.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Market
Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Anthony Lake is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.9632 N
Longitude
-118.2336 W
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Directions
From Baker City, head north on Highway 30 toward Haines, approximately 10 miles. In Haines, turn left and follow the Anthony Lake Highway signs (turns into Forest Road 73) for 25 miles to the Anthony Lake Recreation Area. Turn left into the Anthony Lake Campground. The main campground is on the east side of the lake. From La Grande, head south on Interstate 84 for 25 miles to exit 285 in North Powder, Oregon. In North Powder, follow the ski area signs on Highway 237 for 4 miles to Ellis Road. Turn left on Ellis Road and go about 1 mile to the Anthony Lake Highway. Turn right and follow the Anthony Lake Highway (becomes Forest Road 73) for 16 miles to campground entrance on your left.
3 Reviews of Anthony Lake
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!
Breathtaking

Located in the beautiful Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Anthony Lake Campground is not to be missed. The scenery is breathtaking and there is something for everyone to do. Kids will enjoy the lake and easy day hikes. I love the fishing and photo opps!!!

First to Review
Great hikes during summer or snow park during winter

Great hikes and access to clean water pools during the summer. A small stream flows off the mountains and is a beautiful site to see. Not over populated. Lodge nearby for food and rest from the weather.