Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site, Oregon

Sixty-nine miles. Now that's my kind of driving day. We found a well cared for state park not too far from John Day, OR. There are a few things we want to check out in John Day.

Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site Campground, - state park, near John Day, OR: Site #13 (31 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups. Campground/RV Park Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump station available • river access • nature trail from campground • trails nearby • 2,478’ elevation. August 12th - 15th. Miles traveled: 69 (tap on mileage to see route).

Overall Experience: smile

Backyard of the Day

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend.
1188 Brewing Company Small batch brewpub with a mixture of their brews & selected guest taps. They offer a varied menu with a nice selection of vegetarian options. Diana had the Pork Street Tacos & Rob't the Portobello Panini. We would recommend both.

Located on the banks of the beautiful John Day River in eastern Oregon, the Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site is a stunning place that outdoor lovers will adore. This state park boasts a charming seasonal campground with 31 campsites, offering visitors a peaceful getaway surrounded by magnificent cottonwood trees and breathtaking natural views.

Tranquil Camping Experience
The campground at Clyde Holliday provides a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable:

  • Many campsites have water and electric hookups.
  • The park features clean restrooms and showers.
  • For a unique camping experience, you can even rent one of the park's two tepees.

The campsites are well-spaced and offer a good degree of privacy, with each site nestled among the lush vegetation.

Abundance of Outdoor Activities
Beyond the campground, the Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation:

  • Hiking: A scenic hiking trail runs along the John Day River, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the area's natural beauty.
  • Fishing: The park is also a popular spot for fishing, with the river known for its diverse population of trout and other game fish.
  • Exploring: Additionally, the Clyde Holliday site serves as a base camp for exploring the nearby Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, a vast expanse of rugged peaks and pristine forests.

Perfect Getaway in Eastern Oregon
Whether you're interested in camping, hiking, fishing, or simply unwinding in a peaceful natural environment, the Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site is an excellent choice. Just 8 miles west of the town of John Day, this picturesque state park provides an ideal escape from the busyness of everyday life. With its well-maintained campground, stunning river views, and abundance of outdoor activities, Clyde Holliday is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the natural wonders of eastern Oregon.

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