Umatilla National Forest
Spool Cart Campground is nestled in the forest on the banks of the Grande Ronde River. This is a developed campground with paved roads and accessible toilets. Historically, trains stopped here and left spools of cable; for loggers to transport to work sites using carts.
- Drive-InPark next to your site
- Boat-InSites accessible by watercraft.
- Tent Sites
- RV Sites
- Standard (Tent/RV)
- Tent Cabin
- Picnic Table
- Big Rig Friendly
Well spaced private campsites. Limited access to the river because of the brush. Fee was $10 per night. No cell service.
A real gem on the Grand Ronde River. No water, no trash cans but two composting toilets. Paved sites and lots of trees. Most sites are private, and a couple 4 and 14 accommodate larger groups (2-3). The grounds could have been a bit more maintained but that’s me being picky. We went the day after…
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Spool Cart Campground is located in Oregon
From La Grande, Oregon travel north for 8.5 miles on Interstate-84 West to exit 252 (Highway 244 towards Ukiah); Turn off the Interstate onto Highway 244 and travel east for 12 miles to Forest Road 51; Turn left on Forest Road 51 and go south for about 5 miles; The campground is on your right along the river.