Page Springs Campground is located at the base of Steens Mountain, just three miles from the town of Frenchglen. Thirty-six roomy campsites under cottonwood and juniper trees and near the Donner und Blitzen River welcome visitors year-round. The campground serves as the trailhead for two short hikes: the Blitzen River Trail meanders four miles up the river, while the Wilderness Nature Trail climbs gradually to the top of the bluff overlooking the valley floor and looping one total mile. Page Springs also offers a large, covered picnic area for no-fee day use, multiple vault restrooms, and drinking water.
Know Before You Go:
Fishing the river: catch and release only (rainbow trout); two, 8-inch minimum length per day limit (Redband trout); artificial flies and lures only. Ticks, mosquitoes, and rattlesnakes are known to be in the area - stay alert. A campground host is usually on site May-September. No equestrian use or stock trailers permitted. Point of Interest:
Hikers, fly fishers, campers, bird watchers, and families most enjoy Page Springs Campground. It provides a comfortable base for adventures on Steens Mountain or the nearby Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Page Springs Campground Brochure
Camped late Early October nights dipped into 20s, pretty crisp For tent camping, but days were in 60s. Beautiful blitzen right there, birds, deer, raccoons, hiking and wilderness exploration nearby.
Stayed here expecting super-remote, off-grid…had full cell service 🤪 Beautiful camp about 2-3 miles off main road; easy & smooth gravel road. I camped stone’s throw from Blitzen Creek; made sleeping a dream. Pit toilets were very clean & well-stocked with tp. Camps are spaced apart, but typical, some people run generators during quiet hours. I saw a camp host, but no rangers during my stay.
Came in about 5pm in late October and had about a dozen open sites. The campsites are large with lots of space for each site but no real privacy though. Pit toilets are clean and there are a few places to get water but other than that there are no hookups. Only marked it down a star because the road in is very washboarded. 5 bars LTE on Verizon.
Page springs was beautiful. It sits at the end of the auto discovery route through the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. We arrived in mid May and the road to the top of the Steens was still closed for winter. Luckily there was a lot to do. We hiked the trail behind the campsites through a beautiful canyon. We saw snakes and fly fishers doing their things. We spent time at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and saw more birds than I can count. We even saw a beaver.
The sites we big and each one unique. It felt like each had its own lawn where you had plenty of room to throw a football around.
There were pit toilets and, from what I could tell, no electric hook ups. No showers but up the road, you could pay for a shower from another Campground.
In may, the mesquitos weren't bad. It was still pretty cold.
Must stay if you are visiting the Steens or Malheur.
We blew through here on the way to the steens. Still pretty far away from the gorge and things worth seeing. Seemed like a good option for RVs who didnt want to deal with steens loop to leave their trailer. Watch for snaaaaakes and mosquitos. Big sites, but not a lot of privacy or shade.