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MAGONE LAKE, OR

Photo: MAGONE LAKE
Status: Closed through Sat May 17 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Magone Lake Campground is situated along its namesake lake in the northern reaches of Malheur National Forest in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking.

Natural Features:

The campground is set in a forest of Engelmann spruce and ponderosa pine. Magone Lake covers about 50 acres and features both deep holes of up to 100 feet and shoals on the north side. Geologists believe Magone Lake was created by a landslide in the early 1800s. It is located in the southern reaches of the Malheur National Forest.

Recreation:

The Magone Lake area offers swimming, fishing, hiking and mountain biking opportunities. The lake contains eastern brook and rainbow trout. A boat ramp is available on-site. Visitors also enjoy viewing wildflowers and interesting geology throughout the region.

Facilities:

The campground offers both a picnic shelter and overnight campsite for groups to reserve. These sites can accommodate up to 75 people each. Individual family sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Roads
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • No hookups available
  • Click here for more information on the Malheur National Forest


Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.55266, -118.9094
44°33'10"N, 118°54'34"W

From John Day, Oregon, take U.S. Highway 26 east for approximately 9 miles. At the junction of County Road 18, travel north approximately 10 miles. At Forest Road 3620, turn west and drive approximately 1 mile to Forest Road 3618. The campground is about 1 mile from the turnoff.

From Prairie City, Oregon, take U.S. Highway 26 approximately 3 miles west. At the junction of County Road 18, travel north approximately 10 miles. Turn west on Forest Road 3620 and travel approximately 1 mile to Forest Road 3618. The campground is about 1 mile from the turnoff.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MAGONE LAKE
FOREST SERVICE ROAD 3618
PRAIRIE CITY OR 97869

Phone Number:

Information: (541)820-3800