Anthony Lake Campground


Mountain Lake in foreground and double tipped peak in distance

The Anthony Lakes Campground is the largest of the 3 campgrounds in the Anthony Lakes Recreation Area. Located directly adjacent to Anthony Lakes it offers spectacular views of Gunsight Peak and the Elkhorn Mountains. Popular activities include fishing, canoeing, day hiking, photography and just relaxing.

Located nearby are Anthony Lakes Picnic Area and Boat Launch.

In 2016 the Anthony Laks Campground and other facilities in the area will be part of a Campground Prospectus for the Whitman Ranger District and available for bid.

At a Glance

Reservations: Only the group campground is available for reservations; other sites are first-come first-serve
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees 2016 Camping Fees
  • Single family tent campsite = $10
  • Extra vehicle at tent campsite  = $5
  • Single family campsite = $14
  • Extra vehicle at campsite = $6
  • Group campsite = $50
  • Extra vehicle at group site = $8
  • Overflow = $10
  • Extra vehicle at overflow area = $5
Discounts are subject to the terms of the passes, and policies of the Concession operator. For visitors with an Interagency Senior Passes, Interagency Access Passes, Golden Age Passport or Golden Access Passport the discount fees are:
  • Single family campsite = $7
  • Single family tent campsite = $5
Open Season: July
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. The Recreation Site Concessionaire also has rules of use posted for the site. Only electric motor boats, and non-motorized craft such as canoes, kayaks, rowboats, float tubes are allowed on the lake.
  State boating rules:  The Oregon State Marine Board has administrative rules for boaters on Anthony Lake.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (35 Miles), La Grande, Oregon (45 miles)
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information


The campground has accessible campsites (table, tent pads and firerings), toilets, parking areas and water faucets.

Additional information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests


From Baker City, OR, head north on Highway 30 toward Haines approximately 10 miles; In Haines turn left and follow the Anthony Lake Highway signs (turns into Forest Road 73) for 25 miles to the Anthony Lake Recreation Area. Turn left into the Anthony Lake Campground. The main campground is on the east side of the lake.

From La Grande, OR, head south on Interstate 84 for 25 mile to exit 285 inNorth Powder, Oregon; In North Powder follow the ski area signs on Highway 237 for 4 miles to Ellis Road; Turn left on Ellis Road and go about 1 mile to the Anthony Lake Highway; Turn right and follow the Anthony Lake Highway (becomes Forest Road 73) for 16 miles to campground entrance on your left.

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Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

Group camping site available. Large group area with individual campsites can accomodate 50+ people (10 sites). No hookups or dumpstation.

RV Camping

The campground does not have any hookups(electric or water) or dump station. Paved parking spaces are available at all RV and trailer sites.

Campground Camping

Tent or trailer sites = 29

Accessible sites = 8

Total tent/trailer sites = 37


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Boat ramp Located near campground
Camping trailer 16 sites can accomodate trailers
Accessible Campsites, toilets, parking
Picnic tables
Tent camping 37 sites for tent or trailer
Drinking water Seasonally available when campground is open
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