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.

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,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees 2014 Camping and Day-use 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
  • Day-Use Parking = $4 
For visitors with an Interagency Senior or Access Pass, the fees are:
  • Single family campsite = $7
  • Extra vehicle at family campsite = $3
     
  • Single family tent campsite = $5
  • Extra vehicle at tent campsite = $2.5
     
  • Day-Use Parking = $2
Permit Info: The Anthony Lake Group Campground is available for reservations from 2 sources; rec.gov and reserveamerica.com Once you are on these websites, here is how to find the campground;
  1. In the 'Looking For' section select 'All Sites' from the drop down menu.
  2. In the 'State' section select 'Oregon' from the drop down menu.
  3. Under 'Park or Facility Name' type in: Anthony Lake (OR) - the other site is for the guard station rental.
You will then need to type in arrival dates, length of stay and other information about your proposed stay. The websites also have information about the amenities, current fees, photos, activities available and other reservation procedures to complete your reservation.
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.
 
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (35 Miles), La Grande, Oregon (45 miles)
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Accessibility:

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


Directions:

From Baker City 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 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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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Tent or trailer sites = 29

Accessible sites = 8

Total tent/trailer sites = 37

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.

Group Camping

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


Fishing

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Hiking

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Water Activities

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Amenities

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