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Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area, OR

Photo: Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Jan 17 2015   Later Dates


Joseph Stewart Campground is closed seasonally from November 1 thru March 1.
Stewart State Park is located 34 miles northeast of Medford on beautiful Lost Creek Reservoir. There are 201 campsites, hot showers, playgrounds, hiking and biking trails. In the spacious day use area there is a large swimming area, boat ramp, marina, boat rentals, restaurant and groceries. There are also 11.5 miles of bike and hiking trails through a lush conifer forest with year-round streams and ample wildlife viewing. BBQ trailer rental available at the park, call 541-560-3334 for reservations and availability.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Dump Station
  • Playground
  • Showers
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Evening Programs
  • Firewood Sales
  • Ice Sales
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Playground
  • Recycling Station
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
All campsites have extra large tent areas with no restrictions.
Wide open campground offers little privacy between campsites.
There is a steep hill to the lake and there are no waterfront campsites.
There is no lake access from the campground.

Loop A is closed mid October through April. Loop B is closed from November until March. Loop C is closed MID September through mid May. Loop D is closed from October until May 1. Note: B loop opens March 1 with Electric hookups only. No water in campsites until the threat of freezing passes. Water is available at the dump station and at campsite B-9. The restrooms will be fully functional. Water connections in campsites will be turned on for spring break only if there is a favorable weather forecast.

Only one vehicle is included in your camping fees. Two additional vehicles are allowed at the site at $5 per vehicle per night (changing to $7.00 per night May 1, 2014). There is a maximum of three vehicles per site. If there are more than 3 vehicles, an additional site may be rented if available. Extra vehicle policy strictly enforced.
Customer Awareness Alert:
* Blue-green algae blooms occur at Lost Creek Lake, most often between April and September, however can occur during any time of the year.
* If an outbreak does occur, swallowing or inhaling water droplets should be avoided, as well as skin contact with water by humans or animals. Current algae bloom advisories are found in the Recreational Advisories at http://public.health.oregon.gov
* Fee waivers and/or adjustments will not be provided due to the presence of Blue-green algae. In the event of algae bloom, all cancel and change policies as defined by OPRD Administrative Rules will apply.

*Reservations for more than five nights/days that are later changed to fewer nights/days will be charged a fee equal to the nightly/daily site fee for each night/day canceled as well as the $8 transaction fee.

Please be aware that only the person whose name is on the reservation may access, change or cancel the reservation.

You can stay 14 consecutive nights in a single campground, and may return after spending at least three nights out of the park (it can be another state park campground; in fact, we recommend you DO select another state park campground). The maximum time allowed within any Oregon State Park is 14 nights within any 17 night period.

Customers who wish to secure more than one site within a park for a continuous date period in order to accommodate their reservation request (i.e. split reservation), should be aware that the $8.00 reservation fee would apply to each site reserved. Reservation fee adjustments will not be made after reservations have been confirmed using the internet reservation service. If you are viewing inventory and find you are unable to secure one site to accommodate your request please consider calling the call center at 1-800-452-5687 to make your reservation.

Discount programs which may be offered through the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department cannot be processed when making an internet reservation. For additional information on discount programs call the OPRD Information Center at 1-800-551-6949 or visit us online at www.OregonStateParks.org.

Reservations can be made 24 hours a day, from 2 days to 9 months in advance. Campsite availability is based on call center hours, meaning sites become available when the call center opens.

Call center hours are: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

Getting There:

Directions to Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area
Take I-5 to Medford. Take Crater Lake, Highway 62 off ramp. Stewart State Park is 34 miles northeast of Medford on highway 62.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area
35251 HWY 62
TRAIL OR 97541

Phone Number:

Information: (541)560-3334