The best camping near Alvord Desert

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Little House on the Playa

1 site · Lodging156 acres · Princeton, OR
We bought little house on the Playa in May 2021. Located in the Alvord desert, at the foot of the Steens Mountain we wake up to breathtaking sunrises, go to bed with breathtaking sunsets and sleep under more stars then most ever dream possible. This is a space full of learning, full of teaching, and full of sharing. We pinch ourselves for this opportunity to live in such beauty, for our chance to share what we learn, share opportunities to explore and share the gift of silence in a magical place. We are a permaculture homestead focusing on regenerative management of the high desert landscape. We have Horses, Cows, Chickens, Rabbits, Dogs, Goats, Fish, and a really big garden!
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Sunset Camp Sites

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Denio, NV
Best of the High Desert! Sage brush and rabbit brush on 3 acres of sandy and flat terrain. You can see jack rabbits, cotton tail rabbits, quail, chipmunks, gorgeous mountain views, all kinds of birds, and amazing night skies. We are close to restaurants and bars, hot springs, bird watching, opal mining, and ATV riding. The Steens Mountains and Alvord Desert are both great day trips.
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The best camping near Alvord Desert guide



An Alvord Desert camping expedition is an enthralling journey into Oregon's remote and breathtaking beauty. Enjoy solitude and serenity under a blanket of countless stars on this ancient dried lake bed. The nearby Malheur National Forest offers an invigorating contrast with its lush landscapes and abundant wildlife. An Alvord Desert camping adventure is sure to leave you in awe!

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  • Set up camp in the charming town of Lakeview, surrounded by natural beauty. Explore nearby forests, fish in pristine lakes, and enjoy the small-town hospitality.

  • Experience the rugged allure of McDermitt. Camp under clear skies, fish in tranquil rivers, and immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of this remote location, where camping adventures await.

  • Discover outdoor paradise in Fremont-Winema National Forest. With sprawling forests, crystal-clear lakes, and abundant wildlife, it's a camper's dream. Hike, fish, and camp amidst nature's embrace.

  • Welcome to Catherine Creek State Park, a hidden gem for camping enthusiasts. Set up camp in a tranquil setting, hike scenic trails, and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

  • Find camping bliss at Hilgard Junction State Park. Nestled along the river, it offers a peaceful retreat. Fish, kayak, or simply relax in nature's embrace, creating cherished memories in this scenic haven.

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