Heavily forested mountain property is waaay off the grid and it neighbors National Forest, so enjoy hiking, climbing, hamacking, watching wild animals, star gazing at night (breath-taking), but no sounds of the city.
All campsites are spaced far enough from each other that you won't see other campers/campsites, although you may see them on the trails.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Mountain biking on Forest roads and trails.
Phillips Lake is about seven miles from the Towering Tamaracks
You will need an Oregon fishing license to fish in Phillips Lake, which is about seven miles from Towering Tamaracks
Towering Tamaracks is on 20 acres and butts up against National Forest. No trails, so make your own! There are some trails near...Read more
Never done it here, but have seen others riding in the area.
There are a lot of Forest Service roads. Better have GPS!
I have never done it, but Cross Country skiing into Towering Tamaracks would be fun! There is downhill skiing at Anthony Lakes,...Read more
Have seen deer, bear, and cougars, oh my! Lots of birds too!
Natural features you'll find at Towering Tamaracks in Oregon.
Very densely forested; Ponderosa Pine, White Pine, Douglas Fir, and Tamarack.
You will see the Phillips Lake on your way to the property. It is about 7 miles from the campsites.
Towering Tamaracks is at 5500' and is deep within the Elkhorn Mountains, which is part of the Blues.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
My group had the pleasure of meeting Matt and only had kind things to say about him! He provides plenty of information about how to get to the sites. It’s an interesting spot, feels very remote and the nearby lake is quite fun. The walk from the parking spot to the site was definitely an experience but honestly added to it all. This is a great spot with a great host.
Beautiful and remote
My friends and I loved this site!! The drive up was beautiful, and the site itself was clean, well laid out, private, and had stunning views. We underestimated the commute and made it JUST before dark, but navigation on-site was simple with our flashlights and the motion lights placed on the trail. Trust in Matt’s directions and you’ll get there just fine! I’d say the camp was about an hour from baker city, so be prepared for that drive.
Use 4wd... its not pride that hurts
For starters the location is to die for. If you are looking for back in the woods and all to yourself then pick Matt's place. But let's be crystal clear on the term backwoods... do not think your Civic or 2WD beater will make it, you will not. It is worth every moment of the drive back and short hike to camp. The sites are great size and clear. If the fire ban is lifted, bring your own wood. It is damp in the trees and too far from town for a "oops" drive back. The main site is clean and the outhouse is a God send. The shower works well and has good pressure to quick clean off an item or person if needed. Be clear on your upcoming weather pattern before even driving over the entrance dam, there is spotty cell service but weather will change on a dime. I look forward to going back for sure, it was an adventure to say the least.