What a nice, well kept quiet park. The spots that back to the highway probably weren't that quiet, but there are plenty away from the highway. There are trees & lots of nice grass. This is a great spot if you want to visit the fossil beds,& painted hills. There is a day park next to it, if you want to have running room for your kids in the daytime. We would definitely go back if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located approximately five miles west of the town of John Day on US-26 / US-395 this gem of a park offers a lush oasis in the barren high desert country. The shaded sites are huge, with many offering at least 100’ of spacing from your neighbors. Road noise is not a problem due to the thick shield of vegetation separating the campground from the highway. Not surprisingly, no over the air TV is available, and because of the tree cover, obtaining a satellite signal might be difficult from many of the sites. However, a 4-bar Verizon signal is present here. I highly recommend this first come, first served facility. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean wooded park. North side of camping loop has noise from Hiway 26. Paved sites, ample grassy areas around sites; some sites have more privacy from bushes and trees than others. Good phone and personal wifi (Verizon) coverage. Would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful campground nestled beneath many trees and near a river. The interior roads and RV pads are paved and the sites are grassy and surrounded by bushes that make it feel very private. The camp hosts were very friendly and helpful. This campground is close to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument which is a must see. Another must see, which is close by in John Day, is the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site. This was going to just be a stop over on our way to Boise and we ended up loving the park. This is a first come first serve campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another great Oregon state park. Small and doesn't take reservations, but large, private sites in a very quiet setting. Clean bathrooms and showers. No cable, but able to get good satellite reception. Good base camp for exploring this part of Oregon. One of my favorite places to stay, so will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We actually stayed here by accident. We were trying to stay at the fairgrounds a few miles up the road, but it had been taken over as a fire camp for fire fighters. This is an awesome state park. The biggest flaw was the angle of the sites to the road. The sites are at a 90 degree angle to the road. Since the road is not very wide, making the turn into the sites can be a bit challenging for longer rigs. I have a 35' motorhome and had to pull back and forth to get into the site. But once you are in, it is way worth it. The pads are all paved, and many are quite long. There are no patio's but the sites are surrounded with lots of grass. There is no sewer at the sites, but there is a dump station. I would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This small park is a jewel. You can't reserve a site here, but the gamble pays off big time. Friendly park host and rangers. Lots of adult trees, grass, and space between sites. Sites are large and navigable. We loved it here. Oregon State Parks can be proud. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You will need to stay at this park if you travel us 26. Shaded camp sites and nice and private. Well maintained and lots of hot water for showering. Large day use park for get togethers. We use this park when going to the Oregon Coast. Their are a lot of mosquitoes so bring your bug spray. You will like this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was one of our favorite parks in all of Oregon. Found it by accident after deciding not to stay at the John Day Fairgrounds which had loud motorcycle gathering. This is a great park. Huge grassy spaces, very far apart with lush green grass and landscape. We felt like we were on someone's private property. Well maintained and spaces were long enough for bigger rigs.Walkway next to the river. We were next to the river and did not have any bug problems to speak of. Really loved this park and if we are in the area again would stay a week. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an outstanding campground. Large, wide, level and paved sites. Lots of space between sites with grass. Some highway noise. No Wi-Fi, 2 antenna TV channels. Our Verizon phone and broadband worked perfectly. Water and electricity for $22/night. The John Day river is right behind the campground, but there are no sites that are immediately adjacent to it. We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed in many of the Oregon State Parks, first time for this one. We were not disappointed at all. Very large sites and quite private. We had site #7, backed up to the John Day River. Close to town for fuel and groceries plus fairly close to John Day Fossil Beds. Only negative was highway noise occasionally, not a real busy road. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is another beautiful Oregon State Park. The sites are large with many trees and shrubs. The parking pads are asphalt, large and level and the electric and water hookups well located. The bathrooms and showers are very clean. There is a hiking trail along a small river. This park is 1st come, 1st serve for campsites but they have a couple of Tee Pees that can be reserved. You pick a campsite then self register. This park was being cared for by a hard working camp host couple as the rangers were spending most of their time opening a new state park nearby. The camp hosts were friendly and were doing a great job. The only negative we found is that the park is located near the road and there is traffic noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rated a 10 as a campground, it is not a RV Park. The sites have electric and water, sewer is at the dump station, none the less this is a beautiful spot. Lots of grass, long back in sites (asphalt) with table and fire ring. Older facilities, but the toilets and showers were clean and well maintained. It is nice to have grass instead of dirt at a campground. There is a nice path with a couple of different loops along the river. A great place to stay and see the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park. Green grass nice big sites, not too close together. The only problem is that it is right on the highway and the there is lots of traffic on the road. It is worthy of an overnight stay if you don't mind the noise from the road. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place. Lots of shade and green grass. We stayed for four days and used it as a base camp for exploring the area. Great sites, large, private, and well-kept. The showers are basic but get the job done. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great/convenient stop over point traveling through Eastern Oregon on US26. $17 is the normal rate. Our fee was $0.00 based upon Oregon State Park "Ten Free Nights" for disable vets and active duty military. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great shady sites with plenty of space around them. Only 31 RV sites (1 pull thru) which are good, spacious and paved. The rest are tent sites. Good access to John Day and to the Fossil beds. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a basic campground conveniently located within walking distance to the town of John Day. There are 3 different fee structures. Dry camping cost $10 located on grass. Electric only (20 amp service) cost $15. These spots are located around the red barn. None of these spots are level and can accommodate only a small rig. The full hookup section cost $27. All prices include tax. There is also a dump station, but we could not find it. The interior road and sites within the full hookup section are paved. There is 20/30/50 amp electrical service. The electrical voltage was good. All of the utilities are located in the outer middle side of the site. The pull-thru sites are long enough that you may not have to unhitch the tow. Some of the sites are shaded, but you have to be a little careful because the trees may hit your rig. The bathrooms are clean and there are 3 private showers. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well here. There is Wi-Fi within the campground, but we did not use it. The lights attached to the electrical box do not work, so it is pretty dark at night. Overall, this is a nice quiet park. We would come back here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good campsites, cheap price, shady, good place for stop over when traveling through Oregon, it was nice to find this available. Self register, half full when we came through. Lots of places to walk the dog, not much to do around there. Only internet I found was at the local McDonald's. No T-Mobile data service. Very clean bathroom and shower. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice RV Park along the John Day River. The sites are long and fairly level. Great walking along the river and to town. It was a perfect place to park while seeing the area. We saw deer in the park daily. No host on site but we were able to contact the office by phone when needed. We would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were passing through with our Motorcyle and tent trailer and decided it was time for a rest. This park is very pet friendly so it made it a great fit. The showers and restrooms were very clean. We also spotted several deer in the area and met another couple that was passing through. What a great spot to stop with your motorcyle or just cycling through. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
There are very few campgrounds around John Day, but this is one of the best campgrounds we had used in several years. It is the honor system for an overnight stay, they charge $20.00 for a nice shaded site with full hookups. It is part of the Grant County Fairgrounds, so it is well maintained. The best part was the deer just walking through the campsite all day long. A must stop for anyone who is traveling through that part of Central Oregon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We discovered this by accident while driving across central Oregon. It's perfect for the weekend - long pull-thrus, 50 amp, some shade but the satellites work in most spots, full hook-ups, picnic tables. Close to the Kam Wah Chung museum we haven't visited yet, but will. And Saturday night will be a Demolition Derby next door!!! Might not be as quiet then... We'll go. The river is just behind the campground, but access is limited by overgrowth. Several good restaurants in town, plus a fast food, in a little bitty town. They have raised the price every year it appears - used to be $10 and then $16. It's a value at $20, with monthly rates available also. We'd definitely come here again. It's difficult to find coming from the east, but well marked from the west. We camped here in a Motorhome.