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Overview of South Steens Campground

Number of Sites 36

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 5,314 ft / 1,619 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of South Steens Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/17/2018
3 reviews
“Great site. Fair amount of shade from the sun. ”

Reviewed 8/9/2018

Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: F*
Overall Rating

Stayed one night doing the Steens Mountain loop. Fresh water at the well house. Clean paved parking area, level site, with fire ring. about three to four forest toilets in regular campground. There is an additional horse campground at this location with corrals. Saw wild Kiger Mustangs just after leaving the area just past the Riddle Ranch. If you stay the night here do visit the Riddle Rach. Nice bit of history for the area.

Site Quality

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Redmond, OR
23' Oliver Oliver Legacy Elite II
Ford F150
119 reviews
“Generous site size and great location in the Steens Mountains ”

Reviewed 6/17/2018

Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: F15
Overall Rating

We were one of only two parties camping here on June 13, 2018. Sites are level, nicely laid out with lots of elbow room. The surrounding trees are trimmed back well so that any size rig would fit and they provided different amounts of exposure to the sun or shade. Plenty of clean, well-located vault toilets. We had pretty decent cell service with our booster.

Each site has a fire ring and aluminum picnic table.

There's also an equestrian campground next door.

We particularly enjoyed riding our mountain bikes to the nearby Riddle Brothers Ranch, a well-preserved historic site operated by the BLM. Such a cool look into the past. If the gate is closed you can still visit it by walking in another mile or so. Highly recommend.

Other highlights of our trip through the Steens: spotted two groups of wild mustangs as we drove out the next morning and driving right by a large group of cowboys who were branding hundreds of calves right by the road.

We can't wait to be back when we have a few more days!

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

Chris&David would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • horse corral
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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