5 Parks near John Day, Oregon
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Monument is located on the North Fork of the John Day River, approximately 120 miles southwest of Pendleton, 60 miles northwest of John Day, 142 miles northeast of Bend, and 190 miles southeast from the Portland airport.
This is a combination Motel and RV park. The park is very quiet and peaceful. Located directly next to a large open field where wildlife such as deer, Mountain Goats and wild turkey can be spotted.
It is a very simple park with a friendly family owned staff. It could stand some improvements, but considering the very small town size, it is amazing it exists at all. - Oregon_Adventure
Oct 2016 - $32.00
One of our favorite campgrounds, especially in the fall. Best if you can get a site next to the river. US 26 runs past one side of the campground but it is not a busy highway. John Day is a few miles away and a pleasant, friendly town. - bobinidaho
Sep 2016 - $24.00
This is a small campground with water, power and a dump station. Sites are level with some being a little tight with trees and boulders. The hook-ups worked well and are placed in the proper area. This fills up early and has a constant stream of campers trying to get a site till around 7. They do have an overflow area for $10 a night. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. - illini777
Sep 2016 - $24.00
Outstanding. Smaller park with 50A and water. Lots of space between sites, almost park-like. Traffic noise on US26 dies almost completely by 10pm but can be intrusive during the day.
Great walking areas. Good showers, firewood is a bargain. One pull thru. Several sites are very long.
First come/first served, so arrive early or plan on dry camping in the parking lot. The park was full by 4pm on Wednesday night in late September.
Good ATT, two PBS OTA TV stations. Heavily treed, so folks were having sat issues in some sites. - bobcovey
Oct 2015 - $27.00
This is a very basic RV park. Pay your fee into an envelope. No host on site. Restrooms across a field, which might have been open or not. Sites are gravel, hookups work, roomy lengthwise. Place was nearly empty when we were there, so no feeling of being crowded. Lots of room to walk the dog. Fine for an overnight stay. Seems like the price could have been lower, given the amenities, i.e., none. - LeeL
Jun 2015 - $27.00
Great location close to town and amenities. Clean and level gravel sites with shade from trees that did leave a light sap film. Cleaned off easily. Would have been perfect 2 night stay with sight seeing and visiting the 1188 Brewery except there were a group of commercial mushroom pickers in the 3 sites adjoining ours and had their dryers running all the time. Would have complained but could only leave a note since we never saw anyone who worked there.
Saw a lot of sheep our first day, this is a fairground, with 4H kids bringing in their stock. Did not use restrooms or showers since they were across a large grass area and we are self contained.
Roads a wide and sites are long if you are in the middle loop. There are back in along east side that back to the grass area, We had no trouble getting Direct Tv even though there are a number of trees. - Vault
Aug 2013 - $27.00
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. - adsaxs
Jun 2010 - $13.00
This is a semi primitive National Forest campground. Fifty acre lake, 5000 feet elevation, beautiful area. Fishing good for rainbow and brook trout. Swimming beach and boat ramp - small boats only and 10MPH speed limit. Eight percent grade for about three miles. Paved road all the way to the lake. - Lenp
Jun 2014 - $11.00
Nice new small park. Not a destination, but a good wayside to take a break for a day or more. The campground is next to a nice day use area with a large structure for groups. Campground and day use area is adjacent to a small earth dam and reservoir. Sites are level and gravel. New trees and shrubs planted and will provide privacy and shade as they grow. We would camp here again. - hhendrix
Aug 2012 - $5.00
New park with small trees and new grass areas. Will be a great park in 4 or 5 years. Hiking trails and bike trails. Have picnic area that can handle large numbers of campers. Vault toilets with potable water. Stop and check it out for your next get together. Off US26 Auston Junction to Hwy 7, well marked. - Roger from boise