Delintment Lake, Oregon

This campground on a small lake in the Malheur National Forest has been on our radar screen for some time, but at last we are finally here. We were fortunate to find a primo site.

Delintment Lake Campground - Forest Service Campground, near Hines. OR: Site #20 (29 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: vault toilets • lake access • trails from campground • 5,598’ elevation. Sept 7th - 12th. Miles driven: 124 miles (tap on mileage to see route & elevation change).
Pros:
• Large sites.
• No reservations.
Cons:
• No dump station.

Overall Experience: Smile

Mooch is definitely a happy camper. Enjoying the view from the dash through the windshield.

Backyard of the day.

There's a short two-mile hike around Delintment Lake. From the far side of the lake we could catch a glimpse of our coach tucked in the Ponderosas.

During the same hike, on the back of the lake we were fortunate to be able to watch a family of bald eagles.

We had an interesting hike on Delintment Creek trail. For the most part it was in the burn area of the 2007 Silver Fire. Although the hike was listed as 3.6 miles, it was slow going — lots of snags still… More standing, but lots down. In sections it was quite difficult figuring out which way to go, but at the same time the challenge was fun. We would rate it as an enjoyable hike, but not for everyone. There was a notice at the trailhead to avoid the area during high winds — we saw why.

The smoke finally caught up with us. On the road again. Heading home a day early. Too much smoke all around to be outside 😢


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