Farewell Bend State Park, Oregon

We're definitely no longer in the mountains with its tall pine & fir trees. We found a state park on the Snake River that will do for a short visit.

Farewell Bend - State Park Campground, near Huntington, OR: Site #72 (101 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups • water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump station available • river access • 2,100’ elevation. August 4th - 5th. Miles driven: 147 (tap on mileage to see route).

• Our site had a scenic view of the Snake River.

• Showers needed cleaning. Some didn't drain.
• Potholes at dump station full of sewage. Needed attention!
• Indifferent staff.
• The highway & train noise was very noticeable.
• Although you could see Interstate 84 from the campground there was no AT&T or Verizon coverage.
• River was stagnant & smelly (we know it's not the parks fault).

Overall Experience: frown

Although we did not have a good experience on this visit, we would not rule out visiting this park again. Oregon State Parks have an outstanding reputation and maybe we just visited this park at the wrong time.

Farewell Bend State Park Campground

Located on Snake River's Brownlee Reservoir in eastern Oregon, this campground is a hidden gem worth exploring.

  • Convenient Location: Situated near Huntington and just off Interstate 84, it offers easy access for travelers.
  • Plenty of Camping Options: With over 90 campsites available for both RVs and tents, there's a spot for everyone.
  • Amenities: The campground provides various amenities such as RV/tent camping sites, horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, and boating access to Snake River.
  • Scenic Beauty: Surrounding the area are breathtaking desert landscapes with stunning views of cliffs and canyons.
  • Outdoor Activities: Enjoy the great outdoors with hiking trails, fishing opportunities in the reservoir, or simply relaxing by the water's edge.
  • Rich History: This site holds historical significance as a crossing point for pioneers and settlers making their way westward.
  • Unique Name Origins: The name "Farewell Bend" comes from the tradition of bidding farewell to the Snake River before continuing on the westward journey.
  • Visitor Appeal: Both locals and out-of-state visitors find this park appealing due to its natural beauty and recreational offerings.
  • Seasonal Availability: The campground is open from mid-April to the end of October, although exact dates may vary depending on weather conditions.

Experience the High Desert

If you're seeking a distinctive adventure in Oregon's high desert region, this campground should be on your list. It's truly a must-visit destination in the Pacific Northwest.

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