Wallowa National Forestwrite a review National Forest Development Road 39
Imnaha, OR 97842
GPS: 45.158, -116.873
|Last Price Paid:||$8|
|Number of Sites:||16|
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Chris&David would stay here again
“One of several picturesque, rustic campgrounds in the Ponderosas near Hells Canyon”
Reviewed Jun 11, 2016
Take a drive on the wild side by starting in Imnaha and following the Upper Imnaha River Rd to this splendid rustic National Recreation Area Campground (35 scenic miles). If you've come by way of Imnaha, surely you've been bold enough to drive up to Hat Point Lookout. While you're at it, don't miss the Hells Canyon Overlook which is only 7 miles away from Blackhorse.
When we arrived in the first week of June 2016, Blackhorse hadn't been serviced by park personnel yet, but we saw that they were just finishing up at Ollokot which is the next campground down the road.
Water is available at Ollokot campground, just down the road (a water hydrant sits near the entrance). Blackhorse has two vault toilets, generously spaced gravel pads. It's right along the Imnaha River which is great fishing. We noticed new picnic tables at many of the sites.
While there was no fee posted when we drove through, Ollokot has an $8 fee. Since these are seasonally operated and not maintained during the off season, it's likely that both charge the same as they are both managed by the same entity. Free wood is available throughout the campgrounds in this area, as the rounds are left behind for campers to burn or split after the winter cleanup.
There's no cell phone reception in the valleys in this area, but if you drive up to one of the overlooks, you'll have great service. Plus the views, the views!!!
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