Unity Lake SRA

Above Photo: Sunset at Unity Lake.

Check-in: We moved 28 miles down the road to another Oregon State Park. We traded the pine trees for high desert and a site overlooking a lake—still no cell coverage.

Unity Lake - State Park Campground, near Unity, OR: Site #27 (35 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups. Campground Notes: flush toilets • showers • dump station available • lake access • 3,840’ elevation. May 8th - 9th. Miles driven: 28 miles. Pros: • Large sites (at least on our end). • Well maintained. Cons: • Unless you had a boat, not much to do. • Power boat noise.

Overall Experience: Neutral

In Oregon's rugged high desert, Unity Lake State Recreation Site is a haven for outdoor lovers. This secluded state park, just outside the small town of Unity, is perfect for camping, boating, fishing, and discovering the beautiful natural surroundings.

Retreat in Nature

The main attraction of Unity Lake State Recreation Site is Unity Lake itself. This peaceful lake is fed by nearby streams and springs, creating a serene oasis in the desert. Here's what you can do at the recreation site:

  • Boating: Launch your boat, canoe, or kayak and enjoy a leisurely ride on the calm waters of Unity Lake.
  • Fishing: The lake is abundant with trout, bass, and other game fish, making it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts.

Camping Options

If you're planning to stay overnight, Unity Lake has excellent camping facilities:

  • The campground offers 35 campsites with electrical and water hookups, suitable for RVs and trailers.
  • For a more cozy camping experience, there are two rental cabins available.
  • Note that reservations are required for the cabins, while campsites are first-come, first-served.

History and Wilderness

Unity Lake State Recreation Site also serves as a gateway to various historical sites and wilderness areas:

  • Malheur National Forest: Discover the rugged landscapes and diverse ecosystems of this nearby national forest.
  • Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site: Step back in time at this preserved Chinese apothecary and cultural center that showcases the region's fascinating history.

Small-Town Charm

Just a short distance from the recreation site lies the town of Unity. With its small population and rustic charm, this rural Oregon town offers an authentic experience:

  • Explore local businesses and grab supplies at the Unity General Store.
  • Enjoy a meal at the cozy diner.
  • Take a leisurely walk through the quiet streets and soak in the peaceful atmosphere.

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