Your camping destination is nestled between the breeze of Cottonwood Trees, beside the canyon cradled John Day River. Clyde Holliday offers...
This is a great place to camp while exploring this part of central eastern Oregon.
A typically well-cared for and managed Oregon State Park, it has amenities like power and showers that will be well appreciated after perhaps days on the road. And shade: it gets hot out there in the summer, and the campground is so deep in trees that most all the sites have shade through most of the day.
The John Day River runs right next to camp, and there's a short nature trail running down along it to a pond that has a viewing/fishing deck and some resident ospreys. And big noisy frogs.
You're within driving distance of the Fossil Beds monument, lots of backcountry roads, and the towns nearby, which have lotsa stuff. Check out
Grant Co Museum.
Clyde Holliday State Recreation area is near the John Day Fossil Beds and the Painted Hills. The Painted Hills protects fossils of extinct mammals, plants and insects that lived 30 million years ago and has color-banded domes formed by layers of volcanic sediment.
The land where Clyde Holliday stands was purchased in 1971 from Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Holliday and by a transfer from the Department of Transportation in 1976.