The best camping near Minam State Recreation Area

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Minam State Recreation Area adventure.

Wildlife, water and blessed solitude abound at the 600-acre Oregon state park on the Wallowa River.  

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Relaxing, Peaceful Lavender Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Milton Freewater, OR
For years the property was a fruit orchard located close in to town. Over the years crops have evolved. Now we grow alfalfa hay and —lavender! Beautiful lavender fields in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley wine country. Learn more about this land: Crockett Road Lavender Farm is located close in to Walla Walla wine country on paved roads. We are just off the main highway between Milton-Freewater and Walla Walla Easy to access for all size RVs on all paved roads. All campers are welcome to pick a spot on our spacious lush lawns surrounded by fragrant lavender fields. Pets are welcome and feel free to wander our alfalfa hay fields and long rows of colorful lavender. We are close to all the area attractions, wineries, golf courses, restaurants and historic sites Crockett Road Lavender Farm an active lavender producing operation and a country themed lavender boutique is on site if you wish to shop! One note--We do not have full RV hookups. Both Hipcamp sites on the farm do have water hooks. And, in a pinch, we can get power to you if absolutely needed. But there are no sewer hookups and no official electricity hookups.
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Last Chance Glass and Getaway

5 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Walla Walla, WA
Learn more about this land: Last Chance Glass Studio and Getaway is a small eleven acre farm exceptionally situated in the gorgeous Walla Walla Valley. There are level access and pull through camp sites along the Burlingame Canal and the South fork of the Little Walla Walla river (a creek). Enjoy nature here on the Old Oregon trail in the form of beaver ponds, coyote song, deer trails, bird watching and star gazing - just a half mile from the historic Whitman Mission. Park on the partial pavement (Mountain and Garden Sites) or drive gently on the grass to one of the four well separated sites. Each site has its own picnic table and fire pit. There is self service firewood for sale. Orchard Site and Park Site are shady and cool on the north side of the drive. Park is nestled in the trees next to the barn. Orchard is mature tree adjacent. Mountain Site and Garden site are out in the sunshine along the Burlington Canal (a historic engineering marvel worth googling) with an unobstructed view of farmland the Blue Mountains. Note: The canal is empty August and Sept) Quiet dogs permitted on leash only. See me about Chuck It privileges. ( If you don't know what this is, it's not you.) Professionally maintained Sani-can. Beautiful potable well water. No hook ups. Owners request that you don't throw anything for the friendly working border collies, if you see one. The farm is 7 miles from downtown Walla Walla. 4 miles to Walmart super center. Quiet hours (no generators) from 10pm
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The High Road Cabins N camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · La Grande, OR
Private land in the forest with a Log cabin(s) (built about a century ago). No general public access. Get to know each other again, or take a "soul reset" vacation to find yourself again or walk to the pond and catch dinner. Everyone who comes here, takes a deep breath and says how beautiful it is and how lucky we are. We agree and we would like you to come enjoy it as well. Take your trash with you. The trash bins are for the cabins only. Campers please follow "leave no trace" and take it all with you.
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Overnight at the Oasis

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Anatone, WA
Boggan's Oasis is in the SE corner of Washington state, right on the breathtaking Grande Ronde River. Visitors can arrive by driving to the bottom of Rattlesnake Grade (WA-129), or the bottom of Buford Grade (OR-3). These two curvacious roads are extremely popular rides for motorcyclists and bicyclists nationally. Visitors may also arrive by water (rafts, driftboats, jetboats, kayaks, etc) coming downriver from Oregon, or upriver from the Snake River (WA/ID). Many other unpaved roads will lead guests to our canyon, which creates great opportunities for off-road vehicle adventures! The Grande Ronde River, which drains much of northeast Oregon's Union and Wallowa counties, is fed by snowpack in the Elkhorn Mountains. The Wallowa River, a major tributary to the Grande Ronde, headwaters in the Wallowa Mountains, mostly within the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Twenty-two miles from Boggan's Oasis, the Grande Ronde River flows into the mighty Snake River. The river is surrounded by steep, rugged canyon walls that rise 3000 to 4000 feet above the river level. Dense conifer forests blend into grassy slopes set off by scattered conifer "stringers." Called "The Land of Winding Waters" by Native Americans, the river is home to rainbow trout, dolly varden, whitefish, squawfish, suckers, bass, and steelhead. Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, bear, bald eagles, and a variety of smaller animals and birds can be seen daily. And yes, there are rattlesnakes! Fishing, hunting, hiking, all kinds of boating/floating, offroad vehicle riding, and animal/bird watching are beyond expectations in this area. Seasonally, guests can also successfully gather a variety of mushrooms and berries while on one of the many nearby hiking trails. Many of these short walks also lead to incredible, far-reaching views of the Blue Mountains, Wenaha wildlife sanctuary, Hells Canyon, and the tri-state area. In the hotter summer months, the swimming hole below the Boggan's Bridge is a popular way to cool off. Boggan's Oasis also offers fishing trips, float trips, shuttles, and a FULL restaurant! Check our website for more info.
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Eagle Cap Acres

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Joseph, OR
This is a 2 bedroom 2 bath mountain cabin on the side of Mt. Joseph 2 miles outside of Joseph Oregon, at 5200 foot elevation with a beautiful view to the north and east. The cabin was built about 20 years ago, and is still being improved upon, but it is very sturdy and insulated, so stays cool on hot days, warm on cold days There is a propane stove for heat. Cabin is at the end of a short lane so is very private. It is backed by 10 acres of woods and the area is unfenced and people hike all around the area on trails and gravel roads. Beloved natural Wallowa lake is a short drive, or long walk, away.
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Almosta Farm

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Cove, OR
We are a woman owned family farm in peaceful Cove, Oregon. Enjoy the goats and pet pig as well as the beautiful sunsets and expansive night sky.
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Kaizen Roots Farm

6 sites · Lodging18 acres · Walla Walla, WA
Ground yourself and enjoy nature's beauty at this unforgettable escape. Nestled in the center of a regenerative farm, these camping retreats offer an unforgettable experience. Watch the animals graze, enjoy the sounds of nature, bask in the sun, and sip on some wine by the fire. Guests will be able to observe the surrounding farm activities.
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Glamp at the Evans Farm

3 sites · Lodging, Tents30 acres · Joseph, OR
The Evans Farm is a Century Farm which has been in our family for three generations (with the fourth generation children enjoying it now).  It was a self sufficient family farm for many years with Jersey Dairy cattle, Suffolk Sheep, pigs, quality horses, both Draft and Riding, and a flock of chickens.  A large garden supplied family vegetables.  A love for the land and the area were all part of the Farm. Located two miles from Joseph, three miles from Wallowa Lake, and close to hiking, fishing, camping, and outdoor adventures, the Farm is secluded but offers easy access to the surrounding area. 
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Lemmie Camp

1 site · RV, Tent15 acres · Enterprise, OR
15 Acre farm with views of the Wallowa Mountains, and the Seven Devils in Idaho. Only 2 miles from town, but secluded and quiet surrounded by bare land and hillsides. Easy access to all of the town amenities, with an out-of-town feel. Leave the busy sounds of traffic and tourism and enjoy your quiet serene space. Chance to see a variety of wildlife passing through. You are minutes from local restaurants, 13 miles from Wallowa Lake State Park & all that the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has to offer- trailheads for hiking, the lake for swimming or boating, and a bike or walking trail. Just outside of town you can head to the Minam River, or Snake River for fishing and recreation. 15 miles from the Zumwalt Prairie Nature Preserve where you can observe nature and agriculture.
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Shumway Farm

1 site · RV, Tent1000 acres · Milton Freewater, OR
Welcome to our family farm, where we cultivate wheat, raise cows, and grow grapes! Nestled along a serene country road, the property boasts the tranquil sounds of the babbling Couse Creek. Conveniently situated just 3 miles from Milton Freewater and 10 miles from Walla Walla, it offers easy access to both the Blue Mountains and the picturesque rolling hills of the farm for leisurely strolls. Gather around the fire pit, with firewood provided, for cozy evenings under the stars. Stay connected with Starlink internet for WiFi access and take advantage of electrical hookups for your RV. This location is perfect for indulging in some star gazing. With only one space available, you'll have the entire place to yourself, ensuring a peaceful and private getaway.
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Farmers Lane Country RV Camp

4 sites · RVs2 acres · Enterprise, OR
Beautiful quiet country location in Wallowa County, Oregon between Enterprise and Joseph. Wide open view of the majestic Wallowa Mountains just a hop & skip away. Lovely sound of water flowing thru front of property. Paved road for great bicycling and walking in the countryside. Use of shaded front yard for dining & relaxing with soothing sounds of waterway. A central location to enjoy all Wallowa County has to offer!
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Country Campsite close to Wineries

8 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Walla Walla, WA
Park your RV or setup a tent next to the Walla Walla River. Our property is within walking and biking distance to wineries, Wine Valley Golf Course and Whitman Mission. Campsites are situated adjacent to horse pasture which houses Hawk, Jackson and Moose. They’re friendly, quiet neighbors! Our property is located 10-15 mins from downtown Walla Walla and has a beautiful view of the Blue Mountains. Please note: the campsite area is an open, grassy field. The sites aren't designated but offered up on a first come first serve basis. Potable well water is available. No hook ups.
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The best camping near Minam State Recreation Area guide

Overview

About

If remote, secluded and rugged is your thing, look no further. This park is located in a steep valley where large pine trees dominate the landscape.

The Wallowa River flows right through the primitive campground that offers 22 first-come, first-served sites. It only sounds like nothing's happening here. This Oregon state park is a haven for fisherpeople, kayakers, rafters, and boaters.

Anglers flock to Minam Recreation Area in the spring and fall for some serious steelhead fishing. River floaters find rental rafts at the Minam Store, 2 miles from the campground.

Set off on the 90-mile float down the Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers. It's guaranteed to wash all civilized-world cares and plugged-in stressors away.

Sometimes just quietly soaking up Mother Nature's simply profound beauty is enough action and entertainment. The occasional spotting of a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, bear or cougar is plenty stimulating.

Notable campgrounds

  • Minam State Recreation Area Campground - A remote, primitive camping experience with river access and scenic trails.
  • Minam Station - A convenient year-round boat launch with nearby trails and visitor information.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Plan ahead and reserve early, especially for peak summer months when the park is most popular.
  • Visit during off-peak seasons for a better chance at securing a spot without a reservation.
  • Keep an eye on the park's website for any updates on campsite availability and potential cancellations.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in case the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Minam State Recreation Area is from late May to November, when the weather is favorable and all facilities are fully operational. Winter visits offer solitude but come with the challenge of snow and limited services. Always check current conditions before planning your trip.

Know before you go

  • Check for any park notices or advisories before your visit, as conditions can change rapidly.
  • Be prepared for primitive camping; the campground offers basic amenities and is closed in winter.
  • Remember that fires are only allowed in designated fire pits within the campground.
  • Smoking is prohibited throughout the park, except within personal vehicles.
  • For a smooth visit, familiarize yourself with the park's rules, including those regarding wildlife and trail use.

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