Magone Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Typical campsites at Magone Lake Campground

Magone Lake Campground is situated along its namesake lake in the northern reaches of Malheur National Forest in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking.

Natural Features: The campground is set in a forest of Engelmann spruce and ponderosa pine. Magone Lake covers about 50 acres and features both deep holes of up to 100 feet and shoals on the north side. Geologists believe Magone Lake was created by a landslide in the early 1800s. It is located in the southern reaches of the Malheur National Forest.

Recreation: The Magone Lake area offers swimming, fishing, hiking and mountain biking opportunities. The lake contains eastern brook and rainbow trout. A boat ramp is available on-site. Visitors also enjoy viewing wildflowers and interesting geology throughout the region.

Facilities: The campground offers both a picnic shelter and overnight campsite for groups to reserve. These sites can accommodate up to 75 people each. Individual family sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

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.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait, Ice; ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier and boat launch

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/5/19: This campground is currently open and the water is on for the season. To reserve the group site, visit or call 1-877-444-6777.
Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting  Reservations can be made same day and up to 12 months in advance for the group sites.
Fees The Group Sites range from $25-60.  See details at $13/Night for single unit, $6.50/Night for extra vehicle - All individual sights are first come first serve.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.55266, -118.9094
44°33'10"N, 118°54'34"W

From John Day, Oregon, take U.S. Highway 26 east for approximately 9 miles. At the junction of County Road 18, travel north approximately 10 miles. At Forest Road 3620, turn west and drive approximately 1 mile to Forest Road 3618. The campground is about 1 mile from the turnoff. 

From Prairie City, Oregon, take U.S. Highway 26 approximately 3 miles west. At the junction of County Road 18, travel north approximately 10 miles. Turn west on Forest Road 3620 and travel approximately 1 mile to Forest Road 3618. The campground is about 1 mile from the turnoff.


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. 


Accessible fishing dock, parking, picnic area and picnic shelter.

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