Anthony Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

Mountain Lake in foreground and double tipped peak in distance Small concrete boat ramp at Anthony Lake surrounded by pine trees Hiking trail along the Anthony Lake in the forest Accessible toilet at Anthony Lake Campground Trail bridge around Anthony Lake with mountain peak in background

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees 2021 Camping Fees
  • Single family tent campsite = $10
  • Extra vehicle at tent campsite  = $6
  • Single family RV/Trailer campsite = $14 (dry camping no hook ups)
  • Extra vehicle at campsite = $6
  • Group campsite = $50
  • Extra vehicle at group site = $6
  • Overflow = $10
  • Extra vehicle at overflow area = $6
  • Yurt #8= $50/night
  • Yurt #40= $63/night
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 - September
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.(ORS 250-020-0013 )
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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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.


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