Green Mountain Campground

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Crack in the Ground Rd.
Christmas Valley, OR 97641
541-947-2177
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GPS: 43.3862, -120.7233

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 6
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 5140 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
Verizon 3G
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fpoole
Madison, SD
Arctic Fox Truck Camper 990
2016 RAM Flatbed HD 5500 Diesel
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 5

fpoole would stay here again

“Far from the Maddening Crowd.”

Reviewed Jul 15, 2017

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Based upon the review below, after Crack in the Ground, I headed on up the same road. Flyer on the Crack's bulletin board also mentioned it. Dirt road is fine, cars can travel it. As noted below, coming in from the West to East (if you're in that directions) is a little nicer, but has a short semi-steep hill. Watch for overhead Branches. Campground was good, clean, dust free, red lava rock. Sites were somewhat level, but had overhanging branches on a few and in the loop, so either walk it or go slowly if that's a problem. I'm in a Truck camper 12.5' tall. Campsites should use a weed whacker, but otherwise nice and quiet. Just an FYI, there appears, by sound, to be a firing range near by. Also, coming into the turn for the campsite, you want to hang a Right to the "Campground Vista" area.. I got "Confusaled" on that one and ended up taking the road to the Ranger Lookout. Campground is just East of that.

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3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Chris&David
Sandy, OR
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
91 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 3

Chris&David would stay here again

“A virtually unknown campground in the middle of the Four Craters Lava area”

Reviewed May 23, 2016

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We stumbled upon this just-about-brand-new campground after an amazing afternoon exploring Oregon's "Crack in the Ground", a two mile long, 70 feet deep volcanic fissure about 8 miles north of Christmas Valley. In need of a place to camp, we drove north from the Crack in the Ground parking area (which of course is off Crack in the Ground Road). Here are the coordinates:
Latitude 43˚23'9.98"N
Longitude 120˚43'24.61"W

You'll have a shorter, less teeth-loosening journey if you come in from the north.

There were no signs indicating this campground's location, nor is it mentioned on any of our maps. So, its no surprise that we were the only ones there. The only marker is a sign at the base of the road up to Green Mountain.

It's located inside of the Four Craters Lava area in Northern Lake County, about 14 miles north of Christmas Valley on a rugged washboard dirt road. The reward is well worth it, however, as you'll be treated to panoramic views of the lava flows, cinder cones and desert landscape of the Fort Rock and Christmas Valley area. Our site overlooked the valleys to the north.

The fire lookout atop Green Mountain is manned from June through October. A short but steep path up to the fenced off concrete fire tower is located from within the campground.

Each site has a fire ring, picnic table and gravel pad. The vault toilet is well-stocked but shows little signs of use. One of the six sites is labeled for specifically for handicapped use. Sites are not suitable for rigs over 25 feet. but one is a pull-through that should work for trailers. The campground is laid out in a simple loop, with each site situated around the perimeter.

If you're up for a truly remote experience with outstanding views in a little known corner of the high Oregon desert, this place is perfect. We also explored South Ice Cave, Fort Rock, Hole in the Ground and the Hidden Forest (in the sand dune area just northeast of Christmas Valley).

We had pretty good Verizon 3G signal, despite stormy/snowy weather.

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3bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Caves, Cracks and Holes - Beyond

Journal We drove south on April 23, intending to check out the community of Sunriver which is about 15 minutes south of Bend, Oregon. This was our “shake down trip” since the purchase of a 1...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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