Spool Cart Campground

  

2 trucks parked along campground road by cottonwood trees

Spool Cart Campground is nestled in the forest on the banks of the Grande Ronde River. This is a developed campground with paved roads and accessible toilets. 

Historically, trains stopped here and left spools of cable; for loggers to transport to work sites using carts.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are needed at this site.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Single unit campsites = $5.00/night; A self-service fee station is available at the campground.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Campground closed following Bull Elk season until early May.
Closest Towns: La Grande, Oregon (25 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From La Grande, Oregon travel north for 8.5 miles on Interstate-84 West to exit 252 (Highway 244 towards Ukiah); Turn off the Interstate onto Highway 244 and travel east for 12 miles to Forest Road 51; Turn left on Forest Road 51 and go south for about 5 miles; The campground is on your right along the river.


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General Notes:
Directions:

From La Grande, Oregon travel north for 8.5 miles on Interstate-84 West to exit 252 (Highway 244 towards Ukiah); Turn off the Interstate onto Highway 244 and travel west for 12 miles to Forest Road 51; Turn left on Forest Road 51 and go south for about 5 miles; The campground is on your right along the river.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This fully accessible campground is paved throughout and offers 12 tent/trailer sites ranging from 33 to 45 feet in length, three of which allow for "group" or dual trailer camping. Site 13 is a pull-through site which would allow for a large group camp or a camp which has several vehicles or visitors.

There are two over-flow parking spots. Most sites have full shade and three have trails through the surrounding brush down to the river side.
 

RV Camping

This fully accessible campground is paved throughout and offers 12 tent/trailer sites ranging from 33 to 45 feet in length, three of which allow for "group" or dual trailer camping. Site 13 is a pull-through site which would allow for a large group camp or a camp which has several vehicles or visitors.

There are two over-flow parking spots. Most sites have full shade and three have trails through the surrounding brush down to the river side.

Hookup - WaterNo
Reservation InfoNot reservable
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Hookup - SewerNo

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Amenities

Camping trailer 12 tent trailer campsites
Toilets Accessbile vault toilets
Accessible Vault toilet and campsites
Picnic tables At each campsite
Fee charged for some activities Overnight fee required
Tent camping 12 tent/trailer campsites