Mud Lake Campground

Area Status: Open

Mud Lake Campground is the smallest of the 3 campgrounds in the Anthony Lakes Recreation Area. Located across from the Anthony Lake Ski Area and near Mud Lake this rustic facility offers 7 campsites for tents and small trailers. Mud Lake, which is often dry in the late summer, is great for photography and viewing wildflowers. Other activities include driving the Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway. Picturesque views of the ski area, Gunsight Peak and the Elkhorn Mountains are available after a short hike across the byway.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations for the campground can be made online at
Fees: 2021 Camping Fees
  • RV Electrical Site= $30/night
Discounts are subject to the terms of the passes, and policies of the Concession operator. For visitors with an Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass, Golden Age Passport or Golden Access Passport the discount fees are:
  • RV Electrical Site= $15/night
Open Season: July - September
Usage: Medium-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. State boating rules:  The Oregon State Marine Board has administrative rules for boaters on Mud Lake. (ORS 250-020-0330 ).  No person shall operate a motorboat for any purpose on Mud Lake.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (35 miles); La Grande, Oregon (45 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information


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 and Elkhorn Scenic Byway) for 25 miles to the Anthony Lake Recreation Area; Turn right into the campground across from the ski area. 

From La Grande head south on Interstate 84 for 25 mile to exit 285 in North 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 right across from the ski area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Group camping available

No. of Sites 7 camp sites
No. of Accessible sites None

Group Camping

Reservations for the campground can be found at: and

From the Park Name drop down menu type in "Mud Lake Campground"

Boating - Non-Motorized

Non-motorized boating opportunities are seasonally available.

State boating rules:  The Oregon State Marine Board has administrative rules for boaters on Mud Lake.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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7120 feet