La Pine State Park is a beauty in the desert! Combine the heat and lack of rain of the eastern desert with sme lush scenic views along the Deschutes River. It is not our first choice style of camping, we like more remote isolated stuff, but every now and then we need a reservation site and this one fit the bill for a couple nights while on a longer road trip. And it is open year round! We made a late reservation and got site 136 when someone made a cancellation. This site backs up to the main road and sits right at the park entrance but it was surprisingly private for the less than ideal location. We especially loved being able to ride our bikes on trails right from camp!
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.