Lovely park with traditional amenities. Bathrooms, showers, electricity, firewood for purchase.
1. Mountain biking and recreational biking. On trails of all difficulties
2. Hikes from easy to difficult
3. This part of the Deschutes river is very easy to navigate. Great for a beginner or trying out a new boat.
4. Close to the city of LaPine and Sunriver
5. Affordable for the amenities available
6. Close to Paulina and East Lakes. Those campgrounds are hard to get a reservation in.
1. Campground roads are extremely bumpy and need repair. Very hard to ride a bike on, and I'd say, very dangerous. The North Loop where I camped was the worst.
2. yellow Jackets abundant in September, not sure how bad it must have been in the middle of summer.
Campground, bathrooms, and showers are kept very clean. Campsites have plenty of room and some have shade depending on location. It is very dry and dusty but it is the high desert after all. Lots of Pine trees and wildlife. Paved road and parking. Great place to bring the whole family!
First time camping/visiting this State Park. Beautiful, lots of big pine trees (including the largest known documented Ponderosa Pine in Oregon!), really close to the Deschutes River just north of La Pine, about 35 mins south of Bend, Oregon. Clean, well-equipped, spacious campsites. We stayed in the South Loop, as the other two (North, and Middle) loops were not open yet. The sites are a little close for my taste, but it worked out fine. The bathrooms are push-flush and heated, which was a great perk in 19° weather :) The hosts seemed really nice, and helpful if needed. Great place to stay -highly recommend!
We had a pull-thru site, lots of room for our chairs, dog, and camp equipment. It was very hot and there is no shade but luckily we had a canopy. The Deschutes river is nearby, short drive, so bring water toys/fishing supplies. Drive about 30 minutes into town if needed. The little park store has ice for $3 a bag. No internet available.
Gorgeous desert views, wildlife, plantlife and trails. Perfect camping area for pets and families. Bring plenty of sunscreen, shade options, water bottles to refill at nearby water stations and bug repellent. Evenings are super cold!!
Large campground plenty of room to roam around and hike. Nice place to play with your dog or dogs. Clean facilities.
This is a peaceful well run campground!
The back sites are very spacious. Pull through sites offer little privacy and some of those are awkward to situate your RV. Very clean campground
We had a lot of fun here. Hiking. Fishing. Exploring. There's a few cool attractions we didn't know about. HUGE tree! Campsites are spread out. Pet friendly.
We needed a place to stay overnight. This small park has several loops. It is dry and hot, only pine trees for shade. They have built some very nice boardwalks through out the loop we stayed in which was nice as they were short cuts to the restrooms. The Deschutes River is close by, which probably has some sort of recreation associated with it. The restrooms were nice and the showers were unbelievable. They were individual, locking rooms which was nice for security, no one else could come in. Very clean. The only reason it did not get 5 stars was because it was so dry and dusty there (high mountain desert).