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CAMPGROUND NAME: Campbell Lake

VISIT DATE: 09/19/2005

UPDATE DATE: 3/15/2015

STATE: Oregon

REGION: Pacific Northwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Paisley

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Paisley

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Paisley, OR, at intersection of State Rt. 31 and Mill St.,
take Mill St. west 0.9 miles to a "Y" intersection.  Bear left
onto Forest Rt. 33 and go 17.5 miles to a "T" intersection.  Turn
right onto Forest Rt. 28 and go 8.8 miles to a "Y" intersection
and campground sign.  Bear left onto Forest Rt. 033 (gravel,
single-lane) and go 1.3 miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 7,200 ft.

This attractive campground, pack it in, pack it out, stretches
around the shores of Lake Campbell under a thick canopy of
Lodgepole pine.  The campsites hug the shoreline.  Campbell Lake
was popular with Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees.  It
is reported some CCC handmade dugout canoes are either sunk 
in Campbell Lake or Deadhorse Lake.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: Yes

Seasonal Comment:
Services provided only from July 1 through October 31.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $6 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 2
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15
   
   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: 9
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 40'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  Many pull-through sites can
accommodate large RVs.

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

Comments:
The water spigot is a handpump.

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:
Campbell Lake is 31 acres.  Power boats are limited to electric
motors and 5mph.  Good canoeing lake.

HIKING
Lakes Loop #140 (foot and horse) - 9 miles

FISHING   
Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cottonwood Meadows VISIT DATE: 02/25/2013 UPDATE DATE: 3/15/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lakeview NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lakeview RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lakeview, OR, take State Rt. 140 west 21.7 miles to Cottonwood Meadows sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 3870 and go 5.8 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,100 ft. NOTE: The authors did not personally survey this campground. Information was provided by the Lakeview Ranger District Office. This pack-it-in/pack-it-out campground circles around Cottonwood Meadows Lake with campsites hugging the shoreline. It is possible to moor a boat or canoe at these campsites. A small loop, nicknamed Cougar Loop because Cougar Creek flows through it, is away from the water and none of the sites have direct access to Cottonwood Meadows Lake. Ponderosa pine, White fir, and mature Aspen provide shade and give the campground its pleasant character. Perhaps the best feature of this campground is the solitude it offers campers. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. A grey water dump is available. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 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: Cottonwood Meadows Lake is 10 acres; powerboats limited to electric motors HIKING Cottonwood Meadows Lake trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 2 miles Cottonwood trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 4 miles FISHING Native Redband and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Deadhorse Lake VISIT DATE: 09/17/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/15/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Paisley NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Paisley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Paisley, OR, at intersection of State Rt. 31 and Mill St., take Mill St. west 0.9 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left onto Forest Rt. 33 and go 17.5 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 28 and go 8.8 miles to a "Y" intersection and campground sign. Bear left onto Forest Rt. 033 (gravel, single-lane) and go 2.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into first section of campground or continue straight 0.2 miles to Deadhorse Lake and second section. NOTE: Last 18.8 miles are intermittently single-lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,400 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, has two unnamed sections. The first section loops through a stand of Lodgepole pine on a hilltop above Deadhorse Lake. There is no access or views of the lake from this section. This first section is next to the Lakes Loop National Recreation Trail. Campsites in the second section hug the lake's shoreline. Lodgepole pine provide some shade but are not as thick as in the first section. Although middlestory is minimal, campsites are well separated providing good privacy. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided only from July 1 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. The wheelchair friendly vault is in the second section. 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: Deadhorse Lake is 21 acres. Powerboats are limited to electric motors and 5mph. Good canoeing lake. HIKING Lakes Loop Trail #140 (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 9 miles Dead Cow Trail #141 (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 3 miles Dead Horse Rim #139 (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 9 miles FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dog Lake VISIT DATE: 09/21/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/15/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Lakeview NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lakeview RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lakeview, OR, take State Rt. 140 west 6.6 miles to the second Dog Lake sign. Turn left at sign onto Tunnel Hill Rd./County Rt. 1-13 and go 4 miles to Dog Lake Ln and Drew Res signs. Turn right onto Dog Lake Ln/County Rt. 1-11D and go 13.1 miles to campground's first section or continue another 0.4 miles to second section. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,200 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out and found on the west side of Dog Lake, has two separate sections. The first section stretches along the lake's shore while the second section is a loop overlooking the lake. The campsites in the latter section are tucked into Ponderosa pine and are RV friendly. This section is also closest to the boat ramp with privacy between campsites being fair. The sites in the first section are considered tent only mainly because the interior road is not RV friendly. Dog Lake is warmer than other lakes in the area. It has a nice assortment of warm water fish with bass and trout for adult anglers and perch and bluegill for youngsters. The abundant fish population and water plants also attract a wide variety of waterfowl. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 5 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 9 No. Grilles on Sites: 8 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel with the combined sites all about the same size. An RV waste station is available for a fee on US Rt. 395 at mile marker 141, Hunters RV and Gas. 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: Dog Lake is 55 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Redband trout, Yellow perch, Largemouth bass and bluegill

CAMPGROUND NAME: Eastbay VISIT DATE: 09/16/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/15/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Silver Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Silver Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Silver Lake, OR, take State Rt. 31 west 0.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left onto East Bay Rd./Forest Rt. 28 and go 13.1 miles to another campground sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt. 014 and go 1.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,000 ft. The campground, with two loops, is located on the east side of Thompson Reservoir in the Oregon Outback. The campsites are tucked in among Ponderosa and Lodgepole pines in what is called "open pine forest." It is a great spot for bird watching where eagles and osprey fish in the reservoir. Migratory shore birds use the reservoir as a nesting place along with grebes, pelicans, sandhill cranes and more. This scenic campground has good to excellent views of the reservoir from the campsites. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 48' Comments: There are both paved and gravel parking aprons. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. 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: Thompson Reservoir is 1,600-acre irrigation lake. Power boats are limited to 10mph. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout and Largemouth bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lofton Reservoir VISIT DATE: 09/22/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/15/2015 STATE: Oregon RANGER DISTRICT: Bly NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bly RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Bly, OR, take State Rt. 140 east 12.2 miles to Lofton Recreation Area sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt. 3715 and go 7.1 miles to Lofton Reservoir sign (Forest Rt. 013). Turn left and go 1.3 miles to campground. NOTE: The last 8.4 miles are intermittently single-lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,100 ft. This scenic campground stretches along a bank of Lofton Reservoir and loops through a stand of mixed conifer trees. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, is popular with canoeists and bird watchers with fishing and hiking close behind. The campground has two personalities. First, sites along the water have a developed feel and appearance. Second, the campsites away from the water have a rustic, dispersed feel and can accommodate large groups. Aspen Ridge Resort, 5.5 miles south of campground, offers a cook's night out (reservations for dinner are recommended) and overlooks the historic Fishhole Creek Ranch. The lily-pad-covered Lofton Lake is located just before the campground entrance. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through October 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 8 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45' Comments: Some parking aprons are paved, some are gravel and others are dirt. Campsites away from the reservoir have informal, irregular shaped parking aprons, some of which can accommodate any size RV. 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: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lofton Reservoir is 8 acres and limited to electric motors. HIKING Fishhole Lake Trail (foot, horse and mountain bike) - 5 miles FISHING Rainbow and Brook trout - a fishing pier is available

CAMPGROUND NAME: Marster Spring VISIT DATE: 09/17/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/15/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Paisley NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Paisley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Paisley, OR, at intersection of State Rt. 31 and Mill St., take Mill St. west 0.9 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left onto Forest Rt. 33 and go 6 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,700 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, stretches along a bank of Chewaucan River through a stand of mixed deciduous trees, such as alder, and conifers, such as juniper. The willow-lined river can be heard throughout much of the campground. Although just a grass understory, widely spaced campsites offer good privacy and some back up to the river. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided June 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 32' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Chewaucan National Recreation Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 115 miles FISHING Bull trout (native) - catch and release

CAMPGROUND NAME: Silver Creek Marsh VISIT DATE: 09/15/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/15/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Silver Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Silver Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Silver Lake, OR, take State Rt. 31 west 0.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Silver Creek Rd. (Forest Rt. 27) and go 9.9 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,800 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out and stretching along the West Fork Silver Creek, has two connected loops. The right-hand loop at the campground's entrance, is designed for equestrian campers. Each campsite in this loop has hitching rails with a communal pole stall in the middle. The left loop is for non- equestrian campers. A fire opened up the views around most of campground. Ponderosa pine provide some shade. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 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: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The campground accommodates any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Yamsay Mountain #19 (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 15 miles Haggar Mountain #18 (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 8 miles FISHING Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Thompson Reservoir VISIT DATE: 09/16/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/15/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Silver Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Silver Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Silver Lake, OR, take State Rt. 31 west 0.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Silver Creek Rd. (Forest Rt. 27) and go 14 miles to campground sign. Turn left onto Forest Rt. 287 and go 1 mile to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,000 ft. The campground, located in the Oregon Outback, is on the west bank of Thompson Reservoir. It is a great spot for bird watching where eagles and osprey fish in the reservoir. Migratory shore birds use the reservoir as a nesting place along with grebes, pelicans, Sandhill cranes and more. Most campsites overlook the reservoir. Because Thompson Reservoir is used for irrigation, beginning in May, the water level will drop throughout the summer. Three campsites before the picnic area have undefined parking aprons and are classified as pull-throughs in this survey. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. 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 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. 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: Thompson Reservoir is 1,600-acre irrigation lake. Power boats are limited to 10mph. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout and Largemouth bass




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