Yellow Pine Campground is the largest of three Wallowa-Whitman campgrounds along Highway 26, which is part of the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway. The campground offers campsites for both tents and small trailers, and has five accessible campsites. Popular activities include; overnight camping for visitors traveling across the state, picnicking and exploring along the scenic byway. There is also an accessible, barrier-free, trail to Wetmore Campground. Wildflowers, wildlife, birds and large old growth ponderosa ("yellow") pine can be seen during the hike.
No water source. Very green. Spacious sites. Not overpopulated. Reservoir close by for fishing and boating. (10min drive)
It had been about 25 years since I stayed at Yellow Pine Campground. Unfortunately, my memories did not match today's reality. Yellow Pine is a large campground that sits close to Highway 26. Today it looks like it is not often used. There was a lot of undergrowth that would have made setting up a tent difficult. As I drove through the empty campground, I came upon the campground host's site. Their "stuff" was spread out over a few campsites. I must confess, their presence did not instill confidence in me. In fact, it seemed kinda creepy. Sooo…even though the sun had begun to set. I made a speedy exit in search of a pleasant and safe campground.