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Overview of South Fork RV Park

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 2,329 ft / 709 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 7/13/2019
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“Outstanding base to explore the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. ”

Reviewed 7/13/2019

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 2
Overall Rating

We had a great time at this little campground. Call ahead for reservations. 30 amp hookups, water and sewer services are available at this campground, just not at each site. The town of Dayville was pleasant and helpful. Do not expect the only gas station to provide service, several miles away in Mount Vernon is a reliable source of fuel. The campground owner is on site and working to expand additional sites. The John Day Monument is spread out over a large amount of real estate so plan accordingly. The Monument is outstanding and worth seeing. We went during 4th of July so it was hot, the park has lots of shade and the John Day river flows next to the campground. Great place to camp, will do it again.

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Carla and Joe would stay here again

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Mike and Holly
Bend, OR 24' Creekside 20FQ Ford F150 3.5L Ecoboost
33 reviews

Reviewed 7/6/2016

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 6
Overall Rating

Location - The RV park is located on Hwy. 26 in Dayville, OR. This was a convenient base camp to explore the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. It is an easy walk to the Dayville mercantile store, café and gas station. The park is located on the South Fork of the John Day River. The river is more like a fast flowing creek. It is approximately 20 feet wide.

Access - The RV Park entrance is at the Dayville City Park. The office is located in an old church building on the property. The owner also lives here.

Cleanliness - The park is clean with nice newer showers.

Site Quality - A phrase that comes to mind when describing the sites is "mixed-bag". There are electrical connections for sites 3 - 6, but they are only 20 amp. The electrical outlets are located near the front of the sites. It took the full length of our 25 foot cord to reach the electrical outlet. There is a single electrical pedestal near sites 7 - 10, but a long extension cord is needed to reach it. There is a dump station and potable water at the office, but no water or sewer at the sites. Sites 3 - 6 are right on the river, but branches from the large trees hang down to the ground and obscure views of the water. The trees do provide nice shade coverage through most of the day. The parking pads are gravel and mostly level. Sites 7 - 9 are located off of the river in a mostly sunny area. Site 10 is off of the water but does have shade. There are nice picnic tables at each site. Rock fire rings are located at each site, but fires are not allowed in this area during much of the summer. I don't remember seeing sites 1 or 2. The best site is site 6.

Noise - There was minimal road noise from Hwy. 26. There is pleasant noise from the river and there are lots of birds in the area.

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Mike and Holly would stay here again

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Site Amenities
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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