Olive Lake Campground

Area Status: Unknown

Olive Lake fishing dock

Nestled on the edge of a lake, high in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon, this popular campground is only 8 miles west of the historic Fremont Powerhouse and 12 miles west of the old mining town of Granite.  The campground features 28 campsties and 7 accessible toilet facilities.  Other features include a 2-mile hiking trail around the lake with nearby access to wilderness and scenic area trails, a boat ramp and 2 docks. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.  Besides beautiful scenery, the lake offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing--particularly a nesting pair of osprey that return annually.  Activities in this area include fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, hunting, and photography.  Within 20 miles are several historic sites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/14/2014: This campground is not maintained in the late fall and early spring. It may be covered with snow and/or not accessible from Oct-May.
Operational Hours: It is maintained seasonally from about Memorial Day until mid-October.  There is a volunteer camp host during the busiest part of the summer.
Reservations: Not reservable
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees An overnight camping fee of $12.00 will be charged for single sites. An additional $5 fee will be charged for each vehicle exceeding the maximum two-vehicle-per-site allowance.  There are also 2 group sites which cost $25.00 per night (no extra vehicle charge).
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: July-August
Closest Towns: Granite, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (7)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Ukiah, OR travel south on County Road 1475 (turns into Forest Road 52 after 5 miles).  Go about 48.5 miles to the town of Granite.  Instead of entering the town, turn right onto County Road 24/Forest Road 10 and travel about 3.5 miles to the end of the pavement.  At this point take the gravel road the heads up the hill to the right (Forest Road 10).  Travel about 9 miles on Forest Road 10 to Forest Road 1000480.  Take a left on Forest Road 1000480 and travel about ¼ into the campground.

From Dale OR, travel 1 mile east on Forest Road 55 to the junction of Forest Service Road 10.  Take a right on Forest Service Road 10 (gravel) and travel 26 miles to Forest Road 1000480.  Take a right on Forest Road 1000480 and travel about ¼ into the campground.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 28 total; 5 are tent only sites and 2 are group sites
No. of Accessible sites 3 sites:  #11, #15, and #16

RV Camping

Hookup - WaterNone
Reservation Info Not reservable
Pavement Type of Parking Gravel
Vehicle Clearence No clearance problems.
No. of Sites 23
Size Restrictions Some sites are available that can accomodate up to 40' RVs. 
Hookups - ElectricNone
Dump StationsNone
Hookup - SewerNone

Group Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 2 site(s) that accomodate up to 5 RVs and 25 people
No. of Accessible sites None


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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Ramp and 2 docks
Camping trailer 23 sites
Toilets 7 vault toilets
Accessible Sites #11, #15, and #16
Picnic tables All sites
Parking Extra parking at boat ramp
Tent camping Sites 2, 3, 4, 23, and 25