This park is in a lovely setting, the bird life is fantastic. We saw at least five to ten different species from our campsite. The bathrooms and showers are in good shape and very clean. Although, I didn't use the laundry, it was clean, roomy and new. The gravel sites were well spaced. I wish there were more shady sites. It was over 90 degrees and hard to take in our little non air conditioned trailer. I wouldn't say it's a great park, but I'd happily stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great RV park with plenty of room. Smack in the middle of the Oregon Outback. This is one of the few parks that offers grass in this area. All others are gravel only which frustrates the dog. Camp has 50 Amps, sewer and excellent water. NOTE: water pressure is low, 20 lbs. We had to run our water pump to make up the difference. Most sites are over 100ft long. You will need at least three sewer hose sections to reach the pipe. There is a class A trail out the back of the park that gives hikers access to some beautiful scenery such as a rock bluff overlooking Dunder Und Blitzen River. We will definitely go back. Plenty to do and see, especially recommend the Steens Mountain driving loop. Spectacular! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is definitely a rustic camp, and you have to drive 3 miles on a very washboardy road to get to the camp. It is high desert for sure. But the camp is very nice with a great view of the valley. Sites are all dirt but fairly even and pull through. Our biggest problem here was mosquito's (it was a bad year for them and July might be the worst month for them). Definitely an interesting place, if I were in this area I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The good: close to the 9th wonder of the world, The Steens Mtn.; the managers and owner are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and all around good folk; very long spaces; clean campground; really nice bathrooms and showers; sites are pretty level and all gravel, rock and dirt; nothing luxurious about this place (resort is an overstatement); a good place to be if you're main interest is leaving and exploring the area - which you should do. The bad: be sure to check your site first. There are some really nice, long pull-thrus along the west side and some long and not so great pull-thrus on the south side. Some of the south side spaces have 'humps', level gravel spots that are followed by a significant drop to the driveway out of the site. Some of these drop a good foot on a very short grade. Some sites have trees close on both sides, possibly making your positioning difficult to easily reach both the sewer and water/power connections. The ugly: the road over the mountain usually doesn't open until early to mid-July, just in time for the mosquitoes. In this campground they are annoying, but in other campgrounds on the mountain they are down right nasty. Bring plenty of DEET. Later in the season the mosquitoes drop off and bees pick up. But, hey, you're in the wilderness. Make sure you gas up in Burns. It's 60 miles to Burns and 60 miles to Fields. As of this report, the store at French Glen down the hill has unleaded and diesel, and it's expensive. (But so is Fields.) We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A real out of the way place but so is the area. You need to travel about 3 miles of washboard gravel road to get there. But its worth it. Management was friendly and helpful. Sites were a bit rough but spaced nicely apart. Its a dry place but next to the game refuge that includes many wet areas. A great place to stay while hunting up that rare bird to photograph. Be prepared to get good and dusty. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is at the base of Steens Mountain in the middle of the southeast Oregon outback. the views are magnificent and the wildlife is plentiful. It is next to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and bird sanctuary. The campground is a tiny bit rough, but this would be expected in an area like this. It is 60 miles south of Burns on a well paved road. we have stayed there several times and the trip is well worth it. The management is superb,very likeable and helpful. The store is small and since the summers are quite hot you need to be close by when the ice cream truck comes in. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.