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About Magone Lake Campground

Magone Lake Campground is situated along its namesake lake in the northern reaches of Malheur National Forest in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking.

Natural Features:

The campground is set in a forest of Engelmann spruce and ponderosa pine. Magone Lake covers about 50 acres and features both deep holes of up to 100 feet and shoals on the north side. Geologists believe Magone Lake was created by a landslide in the early 1800s. It is located in the southern reaches of the Malheur National Forest.


The Magone Lake area offers swimming, fishing, hiking and mountain biking opportunities. The lake contains eastern brook and rainbow trout. A boat ramp is available on-site. Visitors also enjoy viewing wildflowers and interesting geology throughout the region.


The campground offers both a picnic shelter and overnight campsite for groups to reserve. These sites can accommodate up to 75 people each. Individual family sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.


Biking: Mountain Biking





Fee Info
The Group Sites range from $25-60. See details at $13/Night for single unit, $6.50/Night for extra vehicle.
Reservation Info
All individual sights are first come first serve.
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Magone Lake Campground is located in Malheur National Forest in Oregon
44.5527 N
-118.9094 W
5 ft
Get Directions
From John Day, Oregon, take U.S. Highway 26 east for approximately 9 miles. At the junction of County Road 18, travel north approximately 10 miles. At Forest Road 3620, turn west and drive approximately 1 mile to Forest Road 3618. The campground is about 1 mile from the turnoff. From Prairie City, Oregon, take U.S. Highway 26 approximately 3 miles west. At the junction of County Road 18, travel north approximately 10 miles. Turn west on Forest Road 3620 and travel approximately 1 mile to Forest Road 3618. The campground is about 1 mile from the turnoff.
4 Reviews of Magone Lake Campground
Beautiful lake and campground!

My husband and I camped here for our one year anniversary! We had such an incredible time with our two dogs! We caught several trout every day and loved how quiet and peaceful the campsite was at night! We can’t wait to go back someday with our family!!!

Magone Lake -Great little campground

The Magone Lake campground was great! It is a nice sized lake and campground but not overwhelming or too busy. We stayed at the group site which had its own private loop and lots of space if you have kids, dogs, etc. The lake is a great size with a trail all around it and it’s easy to walk. You can fish there as well.

First to Review
Camping at the lake

Reservations can be made for this Primitive campground in the Malheur National Forest.

Nice quiet location right on Magone Lake.

This can be tricky when towing a larger trailer as its one lane gravel and very wooded.

Close to John Day National Monuments.