Anthony Lake Tent Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Hiking trail along the Anthony Lake in the forest

The Anthony Lakes Tent Campground is situated on the southern end of Anthony Lake. Since the campsites are adjacent to the lake, they have easy access to lakeside activities and offer spectacular views of Gunsight Peak and the Elkhorn Mountains. Access for bringing in gear and tents is limited to 'walk-in only' along the lake shore trail. No vehicles are allowed near the campsites. The campsites are not accessible for persons with disabilities. Popular activities include fishing, canoeing, day hiking, photography and just relaxing.

Located nearby are Anthony Lakes Trails (area is unavailable)

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: No reservations are needed for this site.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees 2018 Camping Fees
  • Single family tent campsite = $10
  • Extra camping vehicle = $5
  • Day use vehicle = $4
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 tent campsite = $5
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
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 (45 miles)
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Concessionaire

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) for 25 miles to the Anthony Lake Recreation Area. Turn left into the Anthony Lake Campground. The tent campground is accessed on either the east or west side of the lake near the boat ramp or trailhead.

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. The tent campground is accessed on either the east or west side of the lake near the boat ramp or trailhead.


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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes- seasonally available
Toilets Yes at boat launch and trailhead
Parking Limited near boat launch and trailhead
Boat ramp At Anthony Lake Boat Launch
Tent camping 7 walk-in sites
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