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About Moss Springs Campground

Located above Cove, Oregon, the Moss Springs Campground lies on a ridgeline within view of the Eagle Cap Wilderness and is next to Moss Springs Trailhead. This popular campground was constructed to accommodate visitors with packstock, riding stock and campers bound for the wilderness. The site also has 3 accessible campsites and toilets. Trails from the campground drop steeply into the Minam River drainage or follow Grande Ronde Ridge.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Toilets
Location
Moss Springs Campground is located in Oregon
Latitude
45.2753 N
Longitude
-117.68 W
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Directions
From La Grande, Oregon travel northeast on State Highway 82 for about 2 miles to Island City;  In Island City continue straight onto State Highway 237 (Cove Highway) and go 13 miles to Cove, Oregon;  In Cove turn right on the Union Cove highway and go 1/2 block;  Turn left on Hill Street and follow it to 2nd Street; Continue on 2nd Street which turns into Mill Creek Road; Follow Mill Creek Road which turns into Forest Road 6220; Follow Forest Road 6220 for about 8 miles to the campground and trailhead.   ADVISORY: The last six miles of Forest Road 6220 are a steep, gravel surface narrow road.
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Quiet Campground on the Edge of the Eagle Cap

Moss Springs is a quiet campground on the edge of the Eagle Cap about 9 miles up the a forest service road from Cove, OR (which is about 14 miles past La Grande).

Most people use this campground for parking to hike into the Minam Lodge or to backpack into the Little Minam, or to park their trailer to ride their horses into the area, so there are plenty of people in and out, but not many people staying just for the campground. 

The facilities are basic, picnic tables and fire rings at each site. There is also an area for livestock unloading and places for tying up your horses.

There isn't much around, but the road back to cove, while not paved, isn't bad, and there is a great mini mart right on main street where you can buy anything you forgot (including gas).