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Lake Owyhee State Park, OR

Photo: Lake Owyhee State Park
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Jan 19 2015   Later Dates


Lake Owyhee is closed seasonally from November to mid-April.
27 campsites and two tepees are reservable.

Before reserving, please become familiar with the particulars of your chosen site, including the size of the tent pad area and the type of equipment that you may bring to the park. Site details and tent pad sizes can be viewed online by clicking on the site name.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Dump Station
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Flush
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Firewood Sales
  • Ice Sales
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
Lake Owyhee is open from April 15 through October 31, with reservations May 1 through September. Camping will be available first come, first served mid-April until May 1 and all of October.
There is a $5 fee for extra vehicles (changing to $7.00 per night May 1, 2014).
Check in time is 4pm. Check out time is 1pm.

*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 Lake Owyhee State Park
From Highway 201, turn west at Owyhee Junction onto Owyhee Avenue for 5 miles, then turn south (left) onto Owyhee Dam Cutoff Rd for 22 miles to the park.
WARNING: Parts of this road are steep and narrow with sharp corners, and with limited visibilty. Please use caution.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Lake Owyhee State Park

Phone Number:

Information: (541)339-2331

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • The Dump Station at Lake Owyhee will be closed from July 11 - 25. The closure is necessary in order to upgrade the current dump station to meet ADA requirements... from Jul 11 2011 to Jul 25 2011