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Lake Owyhee State Park

Nyssa, Oregon 97913 USA

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“a remote oasis on the shore of a scenic desert canyon reservoir”

Lake Owyhee State Park is a remote oasis catering to camping and boating on the shore of a scenic desert canyon reservoir.  Owyhee Reservoir is a 53-mile-long lake, filling a narrow, deep canyon brimming with colorful volcanic rock formations.  Many boaters return year after year to explore the desert canyon and rugged mountains. Some of the geology is visible only by boat. Anglers are awarded with excellent warm water catches, especially for largemouth bass and black crappie.  The reservoir also has catfish and is occasionally stocked with rainbow trout.  The Indian Creek campground and the Gordon Gulch Day-use area have boat ramps.  Another ramp is near the dam. Marine fuel, firewood and ice are available for sale. The road to Lake Owyhee Reservoir is a very scenic and picturesque drive, but please drive cautiously. The roadway is narrow and moderately steep. Drive slowly and be prepared to yield to other campers and boats as you enter and leave this recreation area. Follow park rules and boating safety regulations.  The nearest emergency services are 33 miles away, in Nyssa. The closest hospital is in Ontario, and about an hour's drive from the park.

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July 16, 2014
Rated 4.0

Road in is a little scary due to it's narrowness.

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September 12, 2021
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Great fishing and pretty views.

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Greg Oakes

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September 06, 2019
Rated 3.0

The road to the campgrounds is very narrow in spots and I would hate to encounter another RV in the opposite direction at the wrong spot where someone is forced to back up for a distance. Folks bring their boats and RVs here all the time but we won’t be back. The first campground is a little nicer and the second, not so much.

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Lake Owyhee State Park

Nyssa, Oregon
97913 USA

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Showers
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Dump Station
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
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