This was our first time to La Pine County Park. Unfortunately it was during the horrible fires of the west coast and Oregon was not spared. The smoke was thick although not as bad as previous camping locations the day before. The campground is laid out in a very nice way. The spaces are not close together and from behind most of them are trails into the woods or down to the Deschutes River. We had full hookups and stayed for two nights. There is a dog area about an acre in sized that is fenced in for the dogs to enjoy getting exercise.
Very nice campground with great trees and level sites. Clean and easy to navigate around. A perfect place to “shakedown” that new RV you bought for pandemic family tune.
First, the only two negatives, both very minor. Very dusty. Dust everywhere. Expect dust…everywhere. The road in the North Loop is for whatever reason bumpy with those regular bumps that just get annoying very quickly. That’s it, negatives over. Campsites are well spaced apart. Trees everywhere! If you head west from the loops and past the pet exercise area there’s a dusty (of course) road that will take you to the river. A great place to put your floaties/kayaks in and float down to the day use area. Also that same put in spot is nice for stargazing. I got a great pic of the comet! My family loved the trails for biking. We never got around to seeing the big tree, but maybe next time. Bathrooms and showers are clean and warm. Lots of cool local activities nearby as well like Twin Lakes and Fort Rock. Hole in the Ground was awesome too.
This was one of the best days we had in all of Oregon. This state park is right on the Deshutes River and has an awesome network of hike/bike trails. Spaces were easy to get in and out of, all level, and had plenty of room in between sites. Bathrooms were clean and everybody was very friendly. The park was full on the weekend we were there but it didn’t seem crowded. We would come back and stay much longer if we could. Don’t miss this place if you are exploring Oregon.￼
When we Stayed: January, Thursday-Saturday
The Cabins: we stayed in a deluxe cabin. It had a full bathroom and kitchenette - I've stayed in other state park campgrounds and this was the biggest cabin I've stayed in!
Location: beautiful wooded park with a trail along the river. On a morning walk I saw a herd of elk cross the river and run behind the cabins! The cabin area was large and private but I didn't explore the rest of the park since it was the middle of winter when we were there.
Dog Friendly: huge off leash fenced park that's a bit of a walk or quick drive from the main campsites.
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!