John Day, Oregon

Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site

John Day, Oregon



John Day, Oregon
Phone: (541) 932-4453

Sites: 31
Recent Rate: $24 8/2015

Latitude: 44.4166198989263
Longitude: -119.088035391541

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer ?
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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28 Reviews

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gtogrl

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $24.00
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This is everything you could wish for in a state campground: big, spacious sites with lots of privacy, esp. on the perimeter, lots of trees for shade, clean restrooms with lots of hot water. It doesn't get much better than this. We intended to stay one night and stayed for four - wish we had stayed longer & we will definitely return. We camped at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Definitely visit John Day Fossil Beds NM, about 39 miles west, and tour the Visitor's Center. We did not make it to the Painted Hills because of the heat, but plan to do it next time as we heard it was great. Nice scenic drives in the area in the rolling ranch land & forested hills.Not much in town, but there are a couple of gas stations in John Day & in Mt. Vernon next to the park.

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Roger from boise

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $24.00
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Park is well designed with plenty of room between sites. Lots of green grass, and trees for shade. Hiking trail to fishing pond. Day use for picnic and get together. Need to stop and judge for yourself. Lots of things to see and do, just ask the Ranger or Camp Host. We camped at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

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cnatrvlr

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $24.00
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This park is by far my favorite. We stayed for 2 nights and it was a real treat. The park had large grassy areas with plenty of bushes for privacy and trees for shade. The bathroom and showers were clean. We would definitely stay at the park again. We camped at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Truck Camper.

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BruceandKathyWA

Review Count: 157
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $26.00
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We've stayed at Clyde Holliday several times when in this part of Oregon. It's always a pleasant stay. The town of John Day where there are full services is just 6 miles away. Tent and RV sites may not be reserved, but there are two tepees that may be reserved. Sites have just electricity and water but there is a dump station. We appreciate the cottonwoods and other shade trees here when the weather is hot. We camped at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site in John Day is well worth a visit. It features the original structure, dating from the late 19th century, where two Chinese immigrants ran a general store, herbal medical office, apothecary and community center for the region's Chines population. Stepping into the museum is like stepping back in time.

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Roger from boise

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $24.00
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Could not ask for a better park. Hot showers and clean restrooms. Firewood sold along with ice. One pull through site as you enter the park. Don't show up too late because the park might be full, and if the park is full you may stay at the over flow. You need to reserve the teepees because they are always rented. We camped at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

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CaTrekker

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $24.00
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Easy access off main road and right next to a beautiful stream. No Wi-Fi, but cell phone reception was reasonable for checking E-mail on cell phone. Very clean campground with well maintained bathrooms and showers. Three showers available and we never had an issue with them being full. Campground is first come first served, so arrive early in day for best chance of getting a spot. When we arrived at 1pm they were about half full, but by 6pm there were only a few small spots left. Very friendly staff and camp host was friendly and helpful. We camped at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Travel Trailer.

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David Williams

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $24.00
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Returning from Glacier Park and spent a day and night in this beautiful state park. We arrived on a weekday around 3:00 PM, and not two hours later all the spots were full. Lush green setting with many trees and a great deal of space between sites. Plenty of room for a 40'+ rig with 50 amp plug-in. Reservations would certainly be a plus, as once this park fills there is little else available in this remote area. We camped at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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goldenruler

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $22.00
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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 at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

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NiekaKnitter

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $22.00
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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 at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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Al Larson

Review Count: 117
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $22.00
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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 at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

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Admiral II

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
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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 at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

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ldukeb

Review Count: 73
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $16.00
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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 at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

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SargeW

Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $22.00
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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 at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

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Dustydew

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $22.00
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Very nice state park. Clean and nice big sites. No reservations though. We camped at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

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Roger H.

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $27.00
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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 at Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site in a Motorhome.

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