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Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area

Prospect, Oregon


OR-62, Crater Lake Hwy
Prospect, Oregon 97536
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Sites: 201
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.68273
Longitude: -122.61399

Elevation: 2033' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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19 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

JH Stewart State Park is on the southern edge of the Lost Creek Reservoir (Lake), is surrounded by heavily-forested mountains, is adjacent to a full-service marina with watercraft rentals, and is just a 40 mile drive from Crater Lake National Park. The campground is set in conifer forest, has 150 spacious campsites - all with electrical/water service - a dump station, several kid play areas, and miles of walking, hiking, and bike trails. Only drawbacks: (1) summer temps can easily reach into the triple-digits, (2) weekend reservations are absolutely suggested for May-September, and (3) summer wildfires - the past few years - have created time periods where the skies are extremely smokey and the state has been forced to issue air quality alerts. During our stay the campground was nearly empty (air quality alert) and a 1000+ firefighters were camped nearby. However, Stewart SP continues to be on our short-list of great places to spend a few days or week. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A-29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Oregon State park now. The setting is very serene with scattered mature trees and a lot of open grassy space. Week days it was about 1/3 full, on the weekend mostly full, but not completely. There were large fires some distance away that caused a lot of smoke 3 of 4 days we were there. In fact there was a fire fighters base camp adjacent to but not in the park. When we were there the lake had been drawn down to a very low level. The banks were so steep that actually reaching the water was not possible except at the marina and beach area, a short drive away. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive up to Crater lake is very scenic, There are view points of the Rouge river at several points. Take the marked side road (about a 1/4 mile) to the Disappearing river point. The river, not running too rapidly in August goes underground into a lava tunnel and then re-emerges about 50 feet away.

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is a Oregon State Park ("Recreation Area) adjacent to Lost Creek Reservoir. As such, it attracts a lot of boating oriented visitors. The grounds are wooded, but the forest isn't particularly dense, so sites are mostly openly visible to the neighbors, but the spacing between sits is fairly generous. Showers/restrooms are a few years old, but are very well maintained. Frankly, the shower facilities are the best of any of the Oregon State Parks we've visited. We used this as a staging point for our visit to Crater Lake (about an hour's drive, one way) spending two nights here. Our early summer visit was just before the July 4 week, so the campground was mostly full, but mid-week there were still quite a number of open spaces. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Not a bad choice for a visit to Crater Lake -- much nicer than some of the commercial choices in range of the National Park. Lovely drive though tall trees and mountain scenery to/from Crater Lake.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

No lake access. Plenty of area to walk the dog. It was early in the season so very few campers. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed over Spring Break weekend with a few other families. Rangers and Hosts patrolled area a little much, like every 10 minutes a vehicle would drive by and look at what was going on. Not a huge deal, just a little obnoxious. Camp spot was clean and everything worked great. This place gets packed in the summer, it was great, with maybe 20 - 25 other campers during the springtime. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B32
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Playgrounds, bike paths, waterfalls, and fishing spots all within walking distance.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nicely setup state park. The sites have water and electric -- there is a dump station. The sites are long (some up to 90'), wide and spacious. Grass and lots of trees, but the trees are well trimmed preventing any problems. The campground and facilities are clean and well maintained. Plenty of things to do - hiking, biking, boating, swimming and a fun playground for kids. Definitely a good choice when visiting Crater Lake. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C1
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Approximately 45 minutes from Crater Lake, but it is a very scenic and easy drive. Also recommend a visit to the Cole M Rivers Fish Hatchery. Plenty of places to sightsee on the Rogue River. Beautiful area.

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Review Count: 448
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 112

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

151 electrical & water sites in four loops, over 200 sites all together. We stopped at this state park driving on Route 62 south after leaving Crater Lake. Nice park with four loops and one of them is only for tenters. The tent loop has the best views of the Lost Creek Reservoir which the park overlooks. There is a day use area a distance from the campground for swimming and boating. The sites are nice many with shade trees. Bathhouses with showers. One can bike the 11 miles of trails through and around the campground, day use area and along the highway. We were in loop B which I thought was the nicest loop after the tent loop. There is a dump station, playground, off leash dog area, fish cleaning station, boating, hiking, biking, volleyball court, horseshoe pits and swimming in the day use area. Every site has a picnic table and fire ring. Nice area to stop for the night or more. We were there the first weekend in June and not many sites were available. Reservations accepted. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B13
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Driving from the north stop in the little village of Union Creek at Beckie's Café for good food and delicious homemade pies. There is also a barbecue stop across the street with tables right on the river.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice wide open spaces, not overcrowded. No sewer at the site but a nice dump station. Our site did not offer a lot of shade until late, late afternoon but that is when you need it most. We did not take advantage of the other end of the park near the lake since we arrived late. Great paths to walk and nice dog areas. Wonderful for the price, I would recommend to anyone for a nice break from your typical RV park. Very relaxing. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-44
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the lake. Expect delays at dump.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful campground, grass, and trees, paved level, spacious sites with water & electric hookups, no sewer, but there is a dump station. The bathrooms/showers were very clean and up to date and well taken care of, as is the entire campground. There is a nice fenced pet area.
There is firewood for sale in the campground.
We were in B loop and din't notice any of the road noise mentioned by others.
There is a nice trail down by the lake.
The only problem we had, was though no fault of the campground, there was a large fire that covered the entire area with heavy smoke at times, but never really threatened the CG.
If we are ever in the area again, we will certainly stay here. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B36
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Crater Lake National Park

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Very much enjoyed our 4 night stay. Our spot was spacious and shady and we had a bit of a lake view. Bathrooms clean, albeit we were there during fires and the park was not full. Would be a 9.5 if they had sewer and a 10 if they had a Verizon signal. Can't really complain when the Oregon State Parks are a third of the price of overpriced CA State Parks. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely large sites. Lots of trees. Level sites. Need to reserve sites months in advance. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed with a 40' motorhome and easily fit into our site. The B Loop is best for large RVs. The roads and sites are paved and the campground is well kept with large shade trees. There are miles of paved biking/walking trails. None of the sites are on the lake as there is a steep bluff. There is a day use area to drive to that offers swimming, a boat launch and boat rentals along with a small store. This park is a convenient spot to tour Crater Lake and various waterfalls and access to fishing spots on the river. We would definitely stay again. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

The only reason we give this a 7 and not a 10 is the road noise. The road noise is rather noticeable. Other than that this is a beautiful, well maintained park. Clean restrooms and showers. Ample space between sites. Park-like setting with mowed grass and trees. Normal rate is $20 but we stayed during discovery season so it was $16. In terms of "loudness" , D loop is the quietest and furthest from the road but it is tents only. Next is B loop, then A loop, with C loop being the closest to the road and the loudest. Gets a lot of use during summer so reserve. We would return again. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 94

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The rate at the beginning of our stay was $20 per night. On Oct 1st, it went down to $16 for "Discovery Season". The park closes at the end of October. This is a very nice state park. It is well manicured and well maintained. It has some nice hiking and biking trail. The only reason for not giving it a 10 is that, even though it is on Lost Creek Lake, the lake is not really a feature of the CG. There is not really a view and the lake is not really accessible from the CG. The other negative is that it is so well manicured there is no shielding to provide privacy to the sites. On the positive side, it is quite and nicely dark at night. Don't expect to get satellite without a lot of work. There are many trees in the CG. After a lot of work, we did manage to get a site where we could get the satellite. Our Verizon phone worked on extended service and our Aircard got very, very slow internet. The closest shopping is in Shady Cove, which has a nice little, well stocked grocery. This park is definitely worth a visit. If we are in the area we will stay there again. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Another Great Oregon State Park. The restrooms and showers were clean and in good condition. The sites were shaded and spacious. Our site was clean and raked when we arrived. We had a level asphalt parking pad. Many of the sites are suitable for big rigs. There were many sites with water and electric but no sewer hookups. There is a dump station. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful and took pride in helping keep the park looking nice. The lake is not great when the water is low. The boat landing, picnic area and beach is a few miles away at the day use area. There were quite a few hiking trails that started on site. We have liked every Oregon State Park we stayed at and this one is no exception. We camped at Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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