Lake Owyhee State Park, Oregon

Top Photo: View of Lake from our campground before smoke rolled in.

McCormack - Lake Owhyee - State Park Campground, near Adrian, OR: Site #4 (38 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups • water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump station available • lake access • 2,400’ elevation. August 12th - 14th. Miles traveled: 2️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ (tap on mileage to see route & elevation change).
• Good views of the lake.
• Very narrow road last 5 miles.
• Sites overcrowded with too campers/RVs per site.
• Extremely noisy.
• Constant ATV's circling within the campground in spite of signs prohibiting use in campground.

Overall Experience: Frown

Unfortunately, during our visit, the smoke from the fires in the PNW was partially bad. Because of this, we cut our visit short by two nights. The ranger at the park was kind enough to refund our camping fees for those two nights. Would we go back? I don't believe so, as there was little to do if you didn't own a boat or fish – no hiking trails nearby.

Smoke starting to get thick

Tap on thumbnail photos for a larger views & captions. As in the past, when traveling, we run into issues with bandwidth & internet connections. Plus time constraints — there’s the choice of exploring or posting. More pending, including photos 🌄 🏞... Maybe.

Lake Owyhee State Park is a state park in eastern Oregon, situated on the banks of Lake Owyhee. This large reservoir was formed by building the Owyhee Dam on the Owyhee River. The park surrounds the lake and offers a variety of activities for visitors:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Camping

The park features multiple campgrounds with over 100 campsites in total. Many of these sites have electricity and water hookups for added convenience. Additionally, there are group campsites and yurts available for rental. Essential facilities such as restrooms, showers, and a boat ramp are also provided.

Anglers will be pleased to know that the lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, brook trout, and kokanee salmon, making it a prime spot for fishing. Nature enthusiasts can explore the park's diverse plant and animal life, as well as take advantage of several hiking trails in the vicinity.

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