This campsite is primitive though provides the perfect get away from the city in what is considered 'Oregon's Backyard.' You can pull your vehicle right up to this spot within pine, Aspen, and juniper trees. There is an excellent view of the Milky Way every clear night. If your interested in river floating, or fishing you can do this only a few miles from the campsite at Sprague River. If you're coming from Nevada or California this is a perfect first stop experience in Oregon. The wildlife is diverse as well from the bird population to the migrating antelope, and if you're lucky you might catch a glimpse of the wild horses that roam the area. Since this is a volcanic area there are numerous amounts of huge volcanic rocks that you can climb. Hiking is also plentiful in this area as it borders the Winema-Fremont national Forrest. There are plenty of dirt roads to take your atv's, and motor bikes on. In the winter snowfall is pretty heavy but great for winter sports.
To get here you take Sprague River road east from hwy 97 about 15 miles.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
The vibe at Oregon's Backyard Experience
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So this place is quite an amazing stay! I got a little lost trying to locate the property but the owners were kind enough to call and text with me to get me to the right spot. First off yes there is a dry creek that runs through the front of their property but I couldn't see it from my car until I had turned onto the property. Once on the property the driveway is really a "natural" one but once you follow the wheel marks up the the main flat you have a nice cleared spot for camping. The spot could fit a nice group of people and the views really are quite amazing out there (although I had a cloudy night so I missed out on most of the stars). Neighbors are far enough away that you cant see them but their dogs knew me and my pup were out there by all their barking. I really enjoyed my nights stay here and will gladly stay again on my next trip up. About an hour and a beautiful drive away from crater lake.