Southwest Shore Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Camp trailer parked under pine trees with a mountain lake in background

Southwest Shore Campground is one of 3 campgrounds located around Phillips Lake. This campground usually opens up first in the Spring and has a warm open pine tree setting. Due to fluctuating water levels, the lake may be a short hike down from the campground. Popular activities include; fishing, hiking Phillips Lake South Shoreline Trail #1610, boating, and watching wildlife.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees 2021 Camping and Day-use Fees
  • Single family campsite = $10
  • Extra vehicle at campsite = $4
  • Day-use vehicles = $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 campsite= $5
Open Season: May - 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.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (24 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
  • Camping: 50% discount on single site camping fee with Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Gold Age or Golden Access pass.
  • Day use: No passes honored.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information


From Baker City, Oregon travel south on Highway 7 towards John Day, Oregon for 22 miles; Once past the upper end of the Phillips Lake turn left on Hudspeth Lane and go 1.2 miles to Forest Road 2220; Turn left on Forest Road 2220 and go 0.5 miles to campground entrance on left side of road.

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Camping trailer 16 tent/trailer campsites
Picnic tables At each campsite
Tent camping 16 tent/trailer campsites
Toilets Vault accessible toilets
Boat ramp Small dirt boat ramp near campground