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CAMPGROUND NAME: Bull Prairie

VISIT DATE: 06/13/2006

UPDATE DATE:  4/12/2012

STATE: Oregon

REGION: Pacific Northwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Heppner

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Heppner

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Heppner, OR, at the intersection of State Rts. 206/207 and 74,
take Rt. 206 West/207 South (to Spray) and go 10.7 miles to a "Y"
intersection.  Bear left, staying on Rt. 207 South and go 28
miles to "Bull Prairie Lk" sign.  Turn left at sign onto Forest
Rt. 2039 and go 2.3 mile to campground sign.  Turn right at sign
into campground or continue straight to "semi-dispersed" sites on
right.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 4,050 ft.

The campground, located next to the man-made Bull Prairie Lake,
has two overlapping loops in a stand of Ponderosa pine, Western
larch (Tamarack) and Douglas fir. The campsites have no or
limited views of the Lake.  The campground is convenient to the
Morrow County OHV Park and steelhead trout fishing opportunities 
on the John Day River.  Bull Prairie Lake appears to be a nice place 
to canoe.  All the "dedicated" tent sites are located on southwest 
side of lake in a "semi-dispersed" area.  The campsites on the other 
side of lake are more open and have a pleasant view of the Lake.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open Memorial Day weekend through nid-October

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $14 per day - single
$19 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 5
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25
   
   Total Sites: 30

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 30
No. Grilles on Sites: 30
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 2
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes 
Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 47'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  Gray water disposal stations are
scattered around campground.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 11
  No. Threaded: 1

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: No
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Bull Prairie Lake is 28 Acres

HIKING
Lake Shore Loop Trail (foot and wheelchair) 1.2 miles

Note:  The trail is considered challenging for wheelchair hikers.

FISHING   
Rainbow and Brook trout

NOTE: Features several fishing pier/floating docks.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Frazier VISIT DATE: 06/13/2006 UPDATE DATE: 4/15/2010 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: North Fork John Day NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ukiah RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Ukiah, OR, take State Route 244 east 16.3 miles to Frazier campground sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Route 5226 and go 0.4 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,300 ft. This pack it in/pack it out campground is on the north side of the Winom/Frazier OHV Complex and is designed to accommodate OHV enthusiasts. The campground's three spurs, in a three-tine pitchfork configuration, run through a stand of Lodgepole pines with grassy areas scattered around. The campground has a rough and tumble feel to it. A possible day trip for a good hot soak and some water play is to Lehman Hot Springs, located west of the campground just off State Route 244. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided from May 1 through Oct 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 800 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See below Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass. The sites in the center spur have the longest aprons and can accommodate any size RV. Sites in the outside spurs have shorter aprons and are closer together making them well-suited for groups. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available in the Ukiah City Park located at State Route 244 (Main St) and Camas Street. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Butcher Knife Trail #3189 (multi-use) - 7.5 miles provides access to Winom/Frazier OHV Complex FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Jubilee Lake VISIT DATE: 06/11/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Walla Walla NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Weston RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Weston, OR take State Rt. 204 east 19.8 miles to Jubilee Lake sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 64 and go 10.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.4 miles to campground. Note: The last 7.4 miles of Forest Rt. 64 is dirt and gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,800 ft. The campground is a large kidney-shaped loop on the south side of . Although some sites are close to the lake, none have a view. Engelmann spruce, Lodgepole pine and other conifers provide ample shade and pleasant relief to summer temperatures. Heavy vegetation provides good privacy between sites. Some sites have very long parking aprons; a steep grade at the front limits the level area to about 30 feet. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open July 4th weekend through October 15 - weather dependent. No services provided after first weekend following Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - single $24 per day - double NOTE: No services, no fee charged. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 45 Total Sites: 51 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 51 No. Grilles on Sites: 51 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 13 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 50' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. Gray water disposal units are scattered throughout campground. NOTE: See General Comments. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 17 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Jubilee Lake is 90 Acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING Jubilee Lake National Recreation Trail (foot and wheelchair - loop) - 2.8 miles FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: North Fork John Day VISIT DATE: 07/01/2006 UPDATE DATE: 6/24/2011 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: North Fork John Day NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Granite RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Granite, Oregon, at the intersection of Granite Hill Rd./Elkhorn Rd (a.k.a., Elkhorn Scenic Byway) and Red Boy Rd, take Elkhorn Rd./Forest Route 73 north 8.6 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,200 ft. This pack it in, pack it out campground, adjacent to North Fork John Day Wilderness, stretches along the North Fork John Day River and has two sections. The North Fork John Day is the only native river for salmon remaining in Oregon making this campground a great place for watching the spawning salmon in August. The campground ends in a loop for equestrian campers. A hitching rail, a feed stall, and a corral for communal use are provided in the center of the loop. The equestrian loop has ample shade provided by a dense stand of Lodgepole pine. The front section is open and sunny with a grass understory giving sites only fair privacy. The river can be heard throughout the campground. This campground is a good base camp for exploring the area's many hiking and fishing opportunities. Possible day trips are the ghost town of Granite, OR, Sumpter, OR (Sumpter Valley Dredge and Sumpter Valley Railroad) and nearby Anthony Lakes Recreation Area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: May 1 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 48 Comments: The parking aprons are paved and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Crane Flat #3171 (foot and horse) - 2 miles North Fork # 3011 (foot and horse) - 9 miles These trails access the North Fork John Day Wilderness and its network of trails FISHING Brook, Rainbow and Bull (catch and release) trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Olive Lake VISIT DATE: 07/01/2006 UPDATE DATE: 6/24/2011 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: North Fork John Day NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Granite RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Granite, OR, at the intersection of Granite Hill Rd./Elkhorn Rd (a.k.a., Elkhorn Scenic Byway) and Red Boy Rd, take Red Boy Rd (County Route 24) west 3.4 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right onto a gravel road and go 8.6 miles to Olive Lake sign at a "Y" intersection. Bear left onto Forest Route 480 and go 0.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,100 ft. This pack it in, pack it out campground, located on the banks of the attractive, glacial-carved Olive Lake, has two unnamed sections. All sites have a fire-ring but not all have grills. Lodgepole pine along with other conifers provide ample shade. One section is a loop and includes campsites, a boat ramp, and day use area. Most sites in this section have some view of the Lake but minimum privacy. The other section stretches out 0.5 miles alongside Olive Lake and has parallel parking style pull-throughs. Most campsites in this section come in pairs, with good separation providing excellent privacy. (For example, the last site in this section is on the Lake's edge and completely private -- a real honeymoon suite.) This section also has most of the walk-in tent sites. Olive Lake, used to power the Fremont Powerhouse from the early 1900s until 1967, appears to be a good canoe lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 14 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Olive Lake is an estimated 225 acres. Powerboats are limited to electric motors. HIKING Olive Lake Loop (foot) - 2.6 miles Saddle Cap #3169 (foot) - 4 miles Trails access the North Fork John Day Wilderness and its network of trails. FISHING Rainbow, Brook, and Cutthroat trout and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Target Meadows VISIT DATE: 06/10/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Walla Walla NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Weston RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Weston, OR, take State Rt. 204 east 19.8 miles to Jubilee Lake sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.2 mile to "Target Mdws" sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 6401 and go 1.4 mile to campground sign. Turn right and go 0.5 miles into campground. Note: The last 2 miles are gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,800 ft. This pack it in, pack it out campground, has a rustic, wilderness feel to it. Engelmann spruce, Lodgepole pine and other conifers provide ample shade. Widely spaced sites line a lush grass meadow and have fair privacy. The meadow suggests good wildlife viewing. The campground was the site of Ft Walla Walla summer encampment and firing range from the late 1880s through 1906. Evidence of the area's past can be seen in the grooves found in trees left by the Calvary soldier's bullets and old artillery target rounds. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided from July 4 through November 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - single site $17 per day - double site NOTE: No services, no fee. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Gray water disposal units are scattered throughout campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Burnt Cabin Trail is 0.5 miles from campground. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tucannon VISIT DATE: 06/07/2006 UPDATE DATE: 5/4/2010 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Pomeroy NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pomeroy RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pomeroy, WA take US Rt. 12 west 11.7 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left at intersection, staying on Rt. 12 west, and go 10.1 miles to Tucannon Rd sign. Turn left after sign onto Tucannon Rd and go 28.2 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,700 ft. This pack it in/pack it out campground, is a single rustic loop through a stand of pleasantly blended conifers and deciduous trees. Wild rose along with alder and maple trees suggest colorful fall colors. Destruction caused by the 2005 School Fire is evident on drive to and around but not in the campground. Large wild rose bushes provide fragrant privacy hedges for some sites. One side of the campground stretches along the Tucannon River, while on the other, campsites are along a creek. There are seven small lakes along Tucannon Rd. offering fishing opportunities. The little, stocked, Curl Lake is most convenient to campground. Visit the nearby Tucannon Guard Station to learn about the area's history. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided March 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The pull-thrus are before the campground's entrance with dirt, irregular shaped parking. An RV Waste Station with potable water is available, for a fee, at The Last Resort RV Park, 2005 Tucannon Rd. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Steelhead trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Umatilla Forks VISIT DATE: 06/09/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Walla Walla NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Athena RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Athena, OR at intersection of State Rt. 11 and Pambrun Rd, take Pambrun Rd south 4.6 miles to Spring Hollow Rd. Turn left onto Spring Hollow Rd and go 6.1 miles to Bingham Rd. Turn left onto Bingham Rd and go 15.1 miles to campground. Note: The last 3.4 miles are on a single-lane gravel road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,300 ft. This pack it in, pack it out campground, near the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness, has two spurs stretching along the South Fork Umatilla River. Most sites are adjacent to the South Fork but a few are on the North Fork or a little creek. The campsites are tucked into a riparian area among a pleasant mixture of conifers (such as Douglas fir) and deciduous trees. Heavy unkept vegetation gives the campground a wilderness feel and provides good privacy between sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 15 Note: There is no drinking water after September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - single site $15 per day - double site Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 7 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt. Gray water disposal sites are scattered throughout campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING North Fork Umatilla Trail #3083 (foot and horse) 9 miles provides access to the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness and its network of trails FISHING Bull and Steelhead trout and Chinook salmon -- all are catch and release

CAMPGROUND NAME: Woodward VISIT DATE: 06/10/2006 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Walla Walla NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Weston RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Weston, OR, take State Rt. east 19.4 miles to Forest Rt. 3700 (not clearly signed). Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,900 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, has three overlapping loops in a stand of Engelmann spruce and other conifers and a few deciduous trees. It is at the edge of the private Langdon Lake and does not have access for forest campers. Heavily wooded, the campground has ample shade. A few sites have a limited view of the lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open July 4th weekend through October 15 NOTE: There is no drinking water after September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - single site $17 per day - double site Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and all are about the same size. Gray water disposal units are scattered throughout campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No




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