Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Oregon

This State Park located on the John Day River has been on our bucket list for some time. This former working ranch is the second largest & newest park in the Oregon Park system. (note: newest park that offers camping).

Cottonwood Canyon Postcard

Lone Tree - State Park, near Moro, OR: Site #12 (ZZ RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • vault toilets • showers • no dump station available • lake/river access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 552’ elevation. September 18th - 23rd. Miles traveled: 168 miles (tap on mileage to see route & elevation change).

• campsites non-reservable.
• New shower & flush toilet building now opened as of 9/18/2018.
• No dump station.

Overall Experience: Smile

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Ordnance Brewing, Boardman, OR

Aditional Info: Cottonwood Canyon State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, located in the north-central part of the state in Wasco County. The park is situated in a remote and rugged area along the John Day River, and it is known for its spectacular geology and diverse plant and animal life. The park covers 8,000 acres and includes the largest concentration of rare and endangered species in the state of Oregon.

The park features hiking trails, a campground, and a visitor center. The campground has 25 sites and is open from April to October. The park is also a popular spot for rock climbing, picnicking, and birdwatching. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, pronghorns, mule deer, and golden eagles.

Cottonwood Canyon State Park is located about 60 miles east of The Dalles, Oregon, and is accessible by car via state highways 206 and 218. The park is open year-round, but some services and facilities may be closed during the winter months.

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