Located 20 miles north of Lakeview, this may be the Bates Motel of RV Parks. Signs indicate it's open, but the phone number listed in Woodall's has been disconnected. Pulled in; no one around the office and no one emerged from the nearby residence. Signs on office door, presumably about self check-in, faded to illegibility sometime during the Reagan administration. Lots of flies, but no other RVs in the park. They advertise Wi-Fi, but the only evident signal had a numeric ID and an encrypted login. No Verizon broadband. Decided to skip the place. You probably should too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Name: Cottonwood recreation are / cottonwood meadow lake Forest: Fremont - Winema Closest town: Lakeview, Oregon Directions to campground: from Lakeview drive west about 21 miles to fs road 3870. Turn right and drive ~ 10 miles to campground. Cost: $6/night No reservations 21 sites for tents /RV's up to ~ 30 ft Vault toilets (in good condition) and water spigots situated around (no water directly at each site) Garbage must be packed out. Open early June to mid October (weather permitting) Road is paved to campground. Narrow but with turnouts. Cottonwood meadow lake is a no motor lake (electric OK) so it is very peaceful and quiet. Camp host - however, host is far removed from campsite so we didn't feel very safe there. There are a few sites for horses also. Elevation : 6130 ft Do not confuse cottonwood reservoir with cottonwood meadow lake. The lake is spring fed and nicer than the reservoir (subject to algae blooms). Campground is also mentioned in "Oregon's Quiet Waters" by Cheryl McLean and Clint Brown. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Like any Oregon SP, it is nice, this one is very quiet; but also a quieter part of Oregon. It is located just West of Hwy 395 right at the border with California (Little community calls itself New Pine). It is Big rig friendly with 20 amp service, water, and a dump station. There are 'resident' mulies [deer] who love the apple trees, as well as California Quail. We went in search of Sunstones [Oregon State Gemstone] -- note, use directions from the BLM website as if you were coming from South if you go there..that route is well-marked; we tried from the North and got lost and about ruined our jeep tires! Not to be missed is the rockshop across 395 from the CG. It has glorious obisidian (rainbow, blue, pink lady); staff's knowledgeable, fun and helpful ... oh, did I mention reasonable prices for obsidian specimans. We so enjoyed our visit there that we did NOT go to the public Modoc rockhound area in California like we had intended! Also just to the South a mile or so is a quaint 'Wild Plum Winery' ... with wine tasting in a cute barn-like building, again reasonably priced and tastings are free. The Rock Shop isn't big rig friendly, just go in your dinghy; but you can pull an RV (ours is 40') right into the Plum Winery. We certainly enjoyed our 3-day stay and will be back should we ever happen to this area again. Restrooms are as clean as can be given the poor condition of the tiling in showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although the restrooms are very, very run down (indicative of almost nonexistent state funding), this park is extremely serene and quiet. About 1/2 mile before park entrance is a private home /garden oasis on the south side of the road. The lady there sells fresh veggies and eggs. Yummy: we bought beans, tomatoes, cukes and eggs. Stock up there rather than the Safeway in town. Farm fresh! Camp sites are shaded. It was after Labor Day when we camped, so the park was relatively empty. If is was full, it might be a bit too crowded. Avoid the vault toilet behind site 22. It is a mess!!! Use the shower/flush toilets by the camp hosts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We just completed a month here as camp hosts. Our first time in the area, but there is so much to do a month is hardly enough time. Rock hounds will like this park as a home base. Obsidian and Sun Stones are only two of the rocks available. Great fishing in nearby CA lakes. Wi-Fi is really iffy as is cell service unless your have Verizon. Super quiet park. Lots of green grass early in the summer. Can dry out as irrigation water stops flowing. Fall is a great time to watch the deer waiting for apples from some of the parks trees. Lots of shady spots for even the largest MH's We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice, clean, quiet, pleasant State Park Campground. It does not seem to be used as a destination CG, but one where campers stay one night, then move on. It is easy access off of 395 and easy to get to and maneuver in. Take an evening stroll down to Goose Lake to watch the birds or stroll around on some of the easy trails in the park. The park staff and camp hosts are very pleasant and helpful. Other reviewers noted unlevel sites, but we certainly had no problem in a nice long, level site. We would defiantly stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice State Park. Lots of green grass and very quiet. We stayed only one night because we were on our way to Idaho, so really didn't get to do much in the way of recreation. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very isolated state park in the high desert of eastern Oregon. When the literature says reservations are never needed it means just that. We were there during a holiday weekend and the park was about one quarter full. Weather was bad with wind and light snow but talking to the locals this is not unusual for this area in May. Sites are long and wide but do require some leveling. 20 amp service and water at each site. There is little to do in the area but bird watch and relax. One note of caution regarding the access road. The park is about 1 mile from hwy 395 right on the OR/CA state line. About half a mile in from the main highway there is a sloping power line crossing the road. My rig is slightly over 13 ft high and going inbound to the park I did not notice it but when riding my bike out the road I saw that it sloped enough that it might have been a problem if I stuck to the south side of the road going out. When I headed outbound I just slid over to the opposite side of the road when I approached the line and encountered no problem. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for one night. This is a beautiful, quiet state campground. The campgrounds are in a loop and you choose an unoccupied site and deposit the fee in an envelope. I was pleasantly surprised to find water and 20 amp service at the site. I expected nothing. There is a dump station that has a clean out hose at the entrance. It was sparsely occupied at the time, but the leaves were changing colors which made for a nice sight and deer were seen all around. I just wanted a place to rest for a night before driving on, but I wish we had stayed longer. The sight was long enough to leave my truck hooked up and not be in the road. I definitely would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a very nice campground. I stopped here on my motorcycle and the hosts were very friendly and accommodating. The host came by and we chatted for hours about our trips to different places. The park was clean and well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As earlier visitors have noted this a non reservation CG but doesn't get the traffic on 395 to usually be a concern. Others have commented accurately on the amenities. Spring and Fall are great times to be here as Goose Lake is about 200 yards away and the air and water are full of migratory birds. Not a bad base to use to explore the region. Park has added some interior trails since we were here last. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. The park has a wilderness feel, lot's of deer, birds, etc. Great territorial views of mountains and lake. Dump station has good access. Roads and sites are paved. Each site has a fire ring, 20 amp. electrical service, water and picnic table. Park is actually located in the town of New Pine Creek,OR. 15 miles south of lakeview,OR. Park closes for season on 10/10/2005. Reservations are not needed because very little use being in the middle of boonies. Park is one mile west of hwy 395. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very scenic, lots of birds to entertain you. Quite windy when we were there. We chose a protected site to make it tolerable. Showers had great water pressure and adjustible temperature. Middle of summer would probably be a better time to visit. Dump station available in park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a wonderful park. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Its not a busy park, we had it to ourselves for a couple of nights. Lots of wildlife.
We stayed here close to closing for the season. We will go back to this park. They do have a dump station also. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a State Park that would be very crowded if it were near any population centers.
It is beautiful park with trees, grass and the lake nearby. Never more than a handfull of campers so it is really quiet. If your driving up/down US395, stop here! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is way overpriced. The roads are more dirt than gravel, the sites are full of weeds. It is very dusty here. A few sites have 50 amp, but most sites have only 30 Amp. The electric was often very poor (less than 110 V). There is noise from Hwy 395. The only positive things I can count are the availability of full hookups, cable TV and the free Wi-Fi. We will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good for overnight. Out in the open lots of gravel some shade. Found power under, didn't feel comfortable using a/c or microwave. Per our power meter was right at the lowest level to be safe. You get 5 cents off gas or diesel at their pumps. One plus it is right off 395 about 2 miles north of Lakeside. we had move once as the site was not level at all. Good cable and Verizon air card worked great. Felt 30.00 a night a bit high compared to other campgrounds. This not a GS or any other group has Woodall's sticker on the door. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is good for what we used it for: a night's sleep when traveling from one place to another. The Wi-Fi worked great. We watched an mlb.tv game using it. The park was practically empty. No need for reservations as we can see. Location is convenient. We would stop again if passing through. It isn't a destination park though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a great little park located on Highway 395 just a few miles north of the CA border. Quiet park near a pasture. Has a gas station in front, and they give 5 cent/gallon discount if you stay at the park. Diesel and gasoline both available. Park is great for overnight stays while traveling the 395 south. Lady running office was extremely friendly and helpful. Showed us to our site, and offered free coffee in the morning as well as information about the local areas. Many permanent residents in the park, but kept to themselves and were quiet and friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place. Quiet and pretty, especially considering this part of Oregon is mostly desert type. Nestled in the center of a 6k acre cattle ranch, it's backed by timbered mountains 10 miles from Lakeview. Sites are level gravel, as is the road in off the highway. Road is a bit dusty and about a mile in, but worth the effort. Lots of trees and a large grass center area. Small laundry and showers. Ice. Water, power and sewer all good. Satellite reception and Wi-Fi good also. The little lake was very little due to drought conditions. You can hike the ranch roads and mingle with the cattle and antelope. Thought they're a bit pricy considering the limited amenities tho, such as no pool etc. Park Host friendly and helpful. We'd definitely stay here again. Stayed 3 nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a bit out of the way but well worth the drive to get to it. We adjusted our route (from Nevada to the Pacific coast) to come to this park because of the rvparkreviews comments/ratings; we would come here again if/when we are anywhere in this vicinity. Forty very spacious, level sites on a working ranch; large trees separate most sites; in-rig Wi-Fi. The park and buildings are meticulously cleaned and maintained with the cleanest laundry we've used in our 11 years of being 'on the road'. A number of hiking trails (we did the 6.5 mile "ranch tour road" on foot...an easy walk and most enjoyable). Our rate reflects Passport America avg/night for our 4 night stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Worth the 10 mile drive west of Lakeview on highway 140. One mile gravel road from highway to the park. Nice shade trees, lots of grass, very nice with clean showers and restrooms. It is a wWorking cattle ranch with lots of wildlife. Sites level, gravel, and pull through. Nice separation. Wi-Fi wonderful! The young lady host was very friendly and check in was easy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was wonderful and we would consider traveling via Lakeview again just to stay there! The spacious sites are all pull through and surround a center grassy area with barbecues and an open air gathering building. The grounds are beautiful, the surrounding area is great for hiking, there is a free fishing lake within walking distance, the bathrooms and showers are roomy and spotless and the views are tremendous. We couldn't get a TV signal but the quiet was great and we really didn't miss it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is located on a working cattle ranch; giving a visitor a chance to hike, bike and/or drive through portions of the 8,000 acre spread. The park, itself has wide sites, many with shade. Laundry and bathrooms clean! Wi-Fi strong at Laundry and during the evening at our rig. One of the nicest campgrounds we've stayed at. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful place. It's much more than just another RV Park. You stay on a huge working ranch and are invited to drive around it. They have nature trails and it is a game preserve. We saw Antelope, Deer, Geese and lots of chip monks. We also got to watch a real round-up. With all that we still found time to relax and enjoy the beautiful mountains. And the Wi-Fi and Cell Phone work fine. Local TV is available but we were under a tree so didn't get the satellite going. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park!! Located on a working cattle ranch they've done a fantastic job of making this a memorable spot to stay. Hiking trails start right at the camp sites and you can wander for hours. Wild life abounds, there are fish filled lakes and wonderful clear night skies unspoiled by city lights. The shower may have been one of the best I've ever found camping. The caretakers are obsessive about keeping things clean and working well. A little patio area with available propane cookers as well as a charcoal Webber. Big stack of DVDs to borrow spacious clean group area, horseshoe pits, volleyball net and beautiful lawn. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice park for the area. Its a few miles off the Hwy but has all we needed. Staff does a very good job with the park. Wi-Fi was shaky. We could pick up stations on our TV from the area. Gravel, level sites, very dusty on the way in, but very peaceful at night. I would come back if I was in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful park on a working cattle ranch. You park on gravel, and they need to add some gravel outside where your door would be, but the views are terrific. You can see snow capped mountains and antelope on the nearby ridges. The sites are wide enough and you can use your satellite dish. It is quiet except for the occasional coyote. We have been here before and will return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nicely laid out park with lots of big, pull through sites. The rec area had a large covered area for grilling and things. The restroom and shower are were large and clean. I liked the open country setting with lots of walking trails and a private fishing lake. The road back to the park is a little rough and dusty but worth the drive. I would stay here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our rating of this park is really a 9.5, it would be a ten if they had larger laundry facilities. With only two washers and dryers, when the park is close to full, it's not enough. Otherwise we loved this park. There are a handful of semi-permanent residents, but they are quiet and neat for the most part. The location is lovely, the managers are friendly and helpful, the sites are plenty big and the access is easy. Not much to do around Lakeview, but this is a great place to relax, explore around the ranch and just slow down and enjoy life. We'd definitely come back here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Long, winding, dusty road to get to camp; Wi-Fi worked if you were close to the building with the antenna. That said - we totally enjoyed our stay here. Had originally scheduled a one night stopover, but decided to stay another day. Campground is part of a working cattle ranch so expect to see some. Sites were gravel, level, and we had a full hookup. Part of the farm is covered with lava rock from the creation of Crater Lake. The owners have a 6.5 mi. nature trail that we took (had some spots not the best for an HHR) and a large reservoir for fishing. Staff was friendly. Saw antelope crossing the lane as we were leaving. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A hidden treasure. We were met by "Host Betsy" the cow and a very nice gentleman. The grounds are lovely and well maintained as are all of the facilities. The restrooms were spotless, and the laundry area clean and comfortable with reading materials, interesting local "stuff" (arrow heads, fossils, rocks etc.) There was an honor system freezer with popsicles that my children were very happy to have. We arrived late and the host was not put out at all to meet me at the laundry facilities to "make change" for me. He then came and found my kids and us later to point out the stars in the sky (Mars, Venus etc), which my kids LOVED. Absolutely LOVELY place. Too bad we aren't going home via this route because we surely would stay here again. Oh, one last remark; the wi-fi is outstanding! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Nice, Clean Campground. The campground is approximately one mile off of the main highway. The entrance into the campground is a good gravel road. The campground layout and campsites are long enough for Big Rigs and slideouts. The center of the campground has a large lawn area and there is a nice large pavilion for group meetings. The campground is located inside of a very large working cattle ranch (8,000 acres) and sits on a plateau overlooking a private lake with surrounding hills and valleys. Due to the park location and time of year, it can be windy so be careful with your awnings. The park is very well kept with clean bathrooms. The park is a good value and we would stay here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a unique campground located on a working cattle ranch. The setup is very nice with spacious full hookup sites located in a large oval with a grass area in the middle. We enjoyed our stay especially walking around the ranch and through the cattle. This would have been a 10 except that we had to go to the laundry for Wi-Fi access. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a nice quiet clean park. It is a bit out of the way but we think that adds to the appeal. There is nice easy to access pull through sites, picnic tables and friendly hosts. We did have issues with wireless Internet, it only seems to work in the center of the park. We will visit again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a beautiful RV Park, sooo scenic on a huge ranch. Gravel sites but it had a large grass area to enjoy and a large covered patio.The views were amazing and the host was friendly. We will camp there again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice quiet park with lots of birds and wildlife. The only drawback is the 1.2 mile gravel access road which would be awfully dusty in dry weather. We camped there using Passport America. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow, what a terrific place. Definitely worth the side trip 12 miles west of the town of Lakeview. It sits in a high mountain meadow with views of mountains on one side and reservoir on the other, but you must be willing to drive up their one mile gravel road to get there. Tons of wildlife (antelope!) and great bird watching. Truly the best restrooms we have ever seen - pristine, and complete with your very own bathmat and shower caddy to boot! Extremely nice camp host and good level sites, each with a shade tree. Huge central lawn area and great dog walking possibilities. We couldn't recommend this place ANY more highly! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We visited this park on the last day that they were open for the season. We would have stayed longer if they had been open longer. The campground is one mile from the highway on a nicely graded gravel road so it is very quiet. Lots and lots of stars! The spaces are gravel and are satellite friendly. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner is very nice and friendly. She even came to our site to register us. The bathrooms are very clean and the showers are huge. The grounds are very well kept. Great place to stop for an overnight visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you want quiet and peaceful this is it. 8000 acre cattle ranch, private lake, beautiful views. Trees at every site, gas grills, horseshoes, tennis etc. Owners couldn't be nicer. We planned to stay a week and will probably stay a month for $375. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this campground based on the prior reviews and we were not disappointed. What a unique location! Having horses and a dirt road ourselves, we were not deterred by the well maintained one mile dirt/gravel access road. The campground sits in a small valley in the middle of rolling hills with a view of their drought lowered reservoir. The camp host could not have been more friendlier and the price was the lowest of our entire trip. Our long pull thru gravel site was dead level, and had a large shade tree and a decent distance between rigs. The whole campground is very open, not private or heavily treed, but very quiet and peaceful. The center pavilion is great, and being used by a friendly group while we were there. The bathrooms were very clean with nice homey decor, and the laundry was available 24 hrs. I am a fan of doing laundry at 11:00 at night and having the place to myself! The previous post about the southern sky was right on, it was incredible. It did not seem that there was a lot to do within a close range of this campground, but certainly a great spot to relax, read, hike, stargaze, etc. This would also be a wonderful location for a group of RVers traveling together! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great, different kind of place..a real treat. On an 8000 acre cattle ranch with expansive views, fishing , a hiking and biking trail , small but nice, super clean facilities, and wifi in the picnic area (doesn't work well at the site). Mgr. was very friendly and helpful. Worth the one mile gravel road into the park area, so don't pass this up if you are anywhere near. Good discount rate too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is beautiful, clean and friendly park. In the laundry room they have books, puzzles and tapes for you to take or leave some. They even have a bowl of quarters for the washer/dryer to make change on the honor system. Located on an 8000 acre cattle ranch. Spaces are wide and open. Hookups easy to reach. Bathroom/showers are a 10. Located on Hwy. 140 about 10 miles north of Lakeview. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is the jewel of Oregon. Set in the middle of a working cattle ranch ten miles from the small town of Lakeview, with a fishable, kayakable, boatable lake, lots of things/places to explore, and incredible views and clean air. This place is where you go to get away and explore south-central Oregon or just to get away. The owners throw on a great breakfast on the weekends. There's a wonderful guided nature trail, lots of wildlife, including antelope wandering around at all times of the day. The Wi-Fi isn't great, but there's a clear view of the southern sky. I would and will go here again. It'll be a standard stopping place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.