We stayed 5 days the first week of October. Tired after a long day's drive, we were immediately drawn in by the quaint town, Frenchglen. Here is where we turned onto the 3 mile graveled road to the camp. It was a bit unnerving, but we got used to it after awhile during our stay. Arriving just as the office was ready to close, our camp host was ready to greet us. She accommodated us nicely.
Our pull through site had ample room for our 26' trailer and truck. It was level, therefore, quite easy to set up camp. We were on an end site, but, even when other trailers came and went, we weren't bothered by the traffic. We found the space between sites generous. Walking around the grounds, we could see some pads were less level than ours, but again, we were impressed by the amount of space for RVs and tents. I suppose if it were during peak season, our end site would most likely draw more dust and traffic noise. But, as it was, we liked where we were.
Other aspects regarding the grounds: It's apparent there are some construction projects in the works, but overall, very clean. Bathrooms have a code to enter - are very clean (daily). Staff always available, accommodating, and friendly. Office offers snacks and small personal supplies - dvd free to guests, and laundry facility (bring your own detergent). We had a family of deer visit us a few nights during the week. And, the skies were clear and the sunsets golden.
This was our first visit to the Steens area and it was worth our stay. I can't speak for other seasons, but, this one was perfect for our first visit. Spending time in Frenchglen, browsing the mercantile, and having lunch in the hotel were times we could visit-with-the-locals and other traveling guests. Then, an hour drive south to Fields for the "famous milkshakes" was a fun adventure. The Steens Loop was a worthwhile day outing as was Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Nothing like it. We will probably return another time of year for the bird migration we hear so much about.