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Anthony Lake, Oregon Campground Photos, Directions & Reservations

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Anthony Lake, Oregon Campground
Anthony Lake, Oregon Campground
Anthony Lake, Oregon Campground
Anthony Lake, Oregon Campground
Anthony Lake, Oregon Campground


At an elevation of 7,100 feet, this campground keeps cool in the summertime heat. The sites sit among boulders and mixed conifers on a bluff over Anthony Lake. For questions for Anthony Lake, Grande Ronde Lake, Mud Lake, Peavey Cabin, and Anthony Lake Guard Station call (541) 856-3277 ext. 114
None of the sites offer lake views, but campers can enjoy gazing on Gunsight Mountain and the surrounding peaks of the Elkhorn range. 


Each site has a paved parking apron, tent pad, picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Drinking water (Peak Season) and vault toilets are available.
Handicap-accessible sites are available.

Natural Features

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 2.3 million acres of varied landscape, extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon
country of the Snake River on the Idaho border.

Anthony Lake Campground is located in the Southern Elkhorn Mountain/Powder River Basin Area, with the highest peak in the Elkhorn Mountains at 9,108 feet. The area
around the lake is known for conifer forests, wildflower meadows and the resident mountain goats.


There is a boat ramp available at the camp. Activities on Anthony Lake include boating, canoeing, kayaking and trout fishing.
Trails in the area include the 22.6-mile Elkhorn Crest (foot and equestrian), 1-mile Black Lake (foot and equestrian) and the 1-mile Shoreline (foot).

Recreation Sites

  • Standard Nonelectric
  • Walk To
  • Yurt
  • Group Standard Nonelectric
  • Overnight


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Biking
  • Backpacking
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking


  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Concession (seasonal)
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Ice
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Vault Toilets
  • Fire Pit
  • Accessible Bock Dock
  • Drinking Water (peak season)
  • Porch
  • Quiet Area
  • Toilet
  • Privacy
  • Non Smoking
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood Vender
  • Heating Stove
  • Kitchen (No Water)
  • Propane
  • Propane Stove
  • Trailheads
  • Lights
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Picnic Table

Nearby Attractions

The Elkhorn Scenic Byway is a 106-mile drive through the Elkhorn Mountains. Along this drive are ghost towns and an abundance of lakes and rivers.

Directions and Contact Information

From Baker City, 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, head south on Interstate 84 for 25 miles 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 left.

Need to Know

  • Group site can accommodate a maximum of 60 people
  • Click here for more information about Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
  • Don’t Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit for further information.
  • We do have First Come First Serve Sites, here is a list of first come first serve sites:
  • Drive In R.V. Sites: 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27
  • Walk up Tent Sites: 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, and site 0

There is a full campground map in the Photo Gallery at the top of the page.

Location Map

Latitude 44° 57′ 47.4901″ N
Longitude 118° 14′ 0.7901″ W

Mailing Address

47500 Anthony Lakes Hwy
North Powder, OR 97867

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 541-894-2332

Additional Information

Oregon State Tourism
Oregon State Road Conditions
Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort
Local Trail Conditions by “The Trailhead Stewardship Project”
Anthony Lakes Campgrounds Website
Summer at the Starbottle

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