Muleshoe Campground

BLM

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John Day Hwy.
Spray, OR 97874
503-808-6002
Official Website

GPS: 44.8078, -119.9665

Last Price Paid: $2
Number of Sites: 10
Elevation: 1712 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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BruceM
Kennewick, WA
32 Airstream Excella 1000
2011 Ford F-250 4x4 6.2L Gas
26 reviews
Nightly rate: $2
Days stayed: 2

BruceM would stay here again

“Good central location for the Clarn and Painted hills units of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument ”

Reviewed Apr 23, 2017

Overall Rating

Centrally located for access to the 3 John Day Fossil Bed Units (number 7 on the map).
BLM camp with plenty of room for large rigs – officially 50’ max (download regional map with camping resources from the John Day monument web site). There are 6 RV sites, two vault toilets. There are also 7 walk in tent sites with picnic tables and fire pits. Very quiet except for the John Day river and honking Canada geese. Very little highway traffic. Mid-April weather was mild (mid 60s daytime, mid 40s at night). Beautiful views all around. $2.50 per night with senior pass.
There is a dump station in Spray, about 10 miles East, but no fresh water. Spray dump station - 44.83701°N 119.79543°W. There is gas in Spray (regular and diesel), Kimberly (91 octane only), and Fossil (regular and diesel). No gas in Mitchell. Fuel is cheaper in John Day by about $.20/gal. Plan fuel your stops!

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Meg and Ben
MD
22 Airstream Safari
43 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 1

Meg and Ben would stay here again

“Lovely little spot convenient to the John Day Fossil Beds”

Reviewed Sep 21, 2015

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This was an awesome little campground, so picturesque on the John Day River among the mountains/cliffs that mark this whole area. Sunsets were lovely. Sites were spacious,though no other means of privacy. Seemed popular/appreciated by locals, though it wasn't full, even on the weekend. Close to the road, but very few cars. Big picnic tables and firepits. Pit toilets clean. Could walk down to river. Heard coyotes our first night. Very convenient if you are doing the fossil beds sites - we went to Painted Hill, then on the way to Clarno, dropped the trailer off at the campground. Gas up before 5- opportunities are few and far between. Not a lick of cell service.

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Life is fragile - Lesson from a Fossil

NOTE: any errors/typos due to bad wifi! NOT human error. ;)  Places like the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are the epitome of what we love about this trip. First, we discovered it by accide...

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

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