Magone Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
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Typical campsites at Magone Lake Campground

Magone Lake Campground is set amongst ponderosa pine, fir, and other native trees in a beautifully wooded area.  The campground is popular during the summer months with visitors wanting to fish, swim, boat and hike.  The campground offers single family and group camp sites, a large area for group picnicking, and a group campground. All facilities have compacted gravel pads, extended concrete picnic tables and raised fire rings.  A day use area with picnic tables and changing rooms is available with easy access to the lake and trails. Swimmers at the day use area can dive into the cool waters, then warm themselves on the sandy beach.  A boat launch is available for the avid boater, which has a vault toilet with concrete ramped entrance pad and loading dock.  Magone Lake is a no-wake lake, only boats with 10 horse power or less motors allowed. For hikers there is a trail that leads around the lake Magone Lake Trail #352, another trail near the lake is Magone Slide Trail #353 this trail goes along the original slide that created Magone Lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/12/16: Magone Lake Campground is open, however, the water pump has been turned off until spring.
Reservations: $60/Night for group camp site  $25/Day for covered picnic shelter - for reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or visit
Fees $13/Night for single unit, $6.50/Night for extra vehicle - All individual sights are first come first serve.
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: The Malheur National Forest does not require any passes or permits for visiting campgrounds, trails or trailheads for recreational use.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the town of Prairie City, OR, travel west approximately 3 miles on US Highway 26 to the junction with County Road 18. Travel approximately 12 miles on County Road 18 to the junction with Forest Road 3620.  Travel 2 miles on Forest Road 3620 to the junction with Forest Road 3618.  Follow 3618 for approximately 1 mile to the campground. Continue on 3618 to the entrance for the day use area.


Parking becomes limited in the day use area during the summer months. 

In the campground there are pull through sites. The largest suggested length for trailers would be 30' that includes vehicle. 

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Swimming in Magone Lake is very popular.

Areas for Swimming at Magone Lake Campground

Boating - Non-Motorized

Magone Lake is a great place to spend the day in a canoes and boats, fishing or just enjoying the setting.  The lake is a no wake lake, only motors under 10 horse power are allowed.  Watch for submerge stumps in this lake.

For regulations on boats and permits please visit the Oregon State Marine Board.

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