Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort Good Sam Verified Campground

35678 Resort Ln, Frenchglen, OR 97736

Good Sam Verified Campground
(7 reviews) 4 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
(7 reviews) 4 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Address

35678 Resort Ln
Frenchglen, OR, 97736

Coordinates:
42.808589, -118.873239
Elevation:
4,200 ft (1,280 m)

Open March 1 - December 10

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Facility

Type: RV Park
Laundry

 

Policies

Pets welcome
Tents Allowed
Road condition: Good
Road type: Gravel
Big rig sites
Spaces available: 50
Site length: 90
Max length: 90
Gravel sites: 50
Pull-thru size: 45 x 90
Pull-thrus: 50
Room for slideouts: Yes
Shaded sites: Some
Number of full hookups: 38
Number of water: 12
Number of electric: 12
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

Restrooms
Ice
Laundry
RV supplies
Laundry
RV supplies
Fire rings
Firewood
Firewood

Body of water: Donner und Blitzen River
Nature trails
Outdoor games
Playground
Pavilion
Playground
Pavilion
Horseshoes
Bike rentals
Fishing
Fishing supplies
Bike rentals
Fishing
Fishing supplies

(within 10 miles)

Hiking
Mountain biking

(within 20 miles)

Hunting season: Year-round
Sells hunting licenses

4 (7 reviews) 4 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Facility
3.7
Restroom
4.4
Appeal
3.8
What is being rated?
5 5 out of 5 stars 10/13/2018

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... Read More

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.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 11/01/2017

We enjoyed our time at the campground. The restrooms were spotless. The grounds were well kept. Very nice place to get away.

3 3 out of 5 stars 06/01/2017

We stayed here two nights. The park has wonderful potential but needs some TLC. I was expecting a bit more. It appears they are making some improvements to the main facility but not necessarily in the park itself. The grass area for tent camping was very nice. I noticed another review where there was issue with managements speed though the park in their Gator, me too. The waste dumps were way back from the main parking in the RV spots so I had to back up before leaving to dump. If you don't want... Read More

We stayed here two nights. The park has wonderful potential but needs some TLC. I was expecting a bit more. It appears they are making some improvements to the main facility but not necessarily in the park itself. The grass area for tent camping was very nice. I noticed another review where there was issue with managements speed though the park in their Gator, me too. The waste dumps were way back from the main parking in the RV spots so I had to back up before leaving to dump. If you don't want to wait to dump you will need a abnormally long hose to connect to the dump hole! The huge positive was that the pull though was extremely long, lots of room. My coach is big and 43 feet long. When leaving I could not make the road loop without scraping the side of the coach on an overhanging juniper so had to back out and back down to the entrance. Very quite and tons of stars! If you are going for the Steens Mountain Loop drive, it generally does not open until July 1st, so check before making your plans. The only reason I would not stay here again is because of the 2.5 mile dusty gravel road to get from the highway to the campground, I could probably deal with the rest.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 04/30/2017

The 2+ mile drive down the gravel road would have been more palatable if the facility was better. The renovations noted in previous reviews are still ongoing. The bathrooms were warm, but dirty. WiFi was very weak. Nice setting, but disappointing park.

5 5 out of 5 stars 10/10/2016

This campground has everything you need in such an amazing location with Steens Mountain Loop in its backyard. The little cabins were surprisingly clean and well taken care of. I would highly recommend this place for a weekend getaway. The owners are polite and the area is very peaceful. Perfect for dirt biking and four-wheeling.

5 5 out of 5 stars 10/09/2016

I have traveled here multiple times with my family and we love it, it's so peaceful! There is not much to do in the area as far as restaurants, shopping etc. but the beauty of the area makes up for that! Great places to hunt, fish, hike, and take stunning landscape photos! I used to visit this place as a child and now that is has new owners it's nice to see that improvements are finally being made! It's always been a bit rustic, and I think that's part of the charm. I've stayed here three times... Read More

I have traveled here multiple times with my family and we love it, it's so peaceful! There is not much to do in the area as far as restaurants, shopping etc. but the beauty of the area makes up for that! Great places to hunt, fish, hike, and take stunning landscape photos! I used to visit this place as a child and now that is has new owners it's nice to see that improvements are finally being made! It's always been a bit rustic, and I think that's part of the charm. I've stayed here three times since the new owners took over and each time we were very happy with our stay. The grounds are very well maintained. There is not grass at every site but there are many grassy areas, be sure to ask for one of those sites! Although this place is not a typical "resort" it is very nice to have all the necessary amenities for staying in the wilderness. The bathrooms are very nice and clean with great showers. (Something to consider when comparing to other campgrounds nearby which do not have running water). I really have no complaints about this place or the new owners, especially since I have seen how many improvements have been made in the past few years!
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2 2 out of 5 stars 08/07/2016

We made our reservations about 9 months in advance and were told at that time we could not request a specific site but could choose our site upon arrival. When we arrived we were told that they had assigned us a site and we could not choose our own. The reason, a goodsam club from Idaho made reservations 6 months after us and was given priority over us. We were offered a chance to move into a 50 amp site but were told they really don't like to put 30 amp trailers in there so we stayed where they... Read More

We made our reservations about 9 months in advance and were told at that time we could not request a specific site but could choose our site upon arrival. When we arrived we were told that they had assigned us a site and we could not choose our own. The reason, a goodsam club from Idaho made reservations 6 months after us and was given priority over us. We were offered a chance to move into a 50 amp site but were told they really don't like to put 30 amp trailers in there so we stayed where they put us. If this had been the only problem we would have just let things go but it was just the start. It seem that the middle loop they put us in has electical brown out problems that they knew about but choose not to tell us. With only 4 sites taken in this loop we had brown out problems all 4 days. The weather was in the 90's and with a pet we had no choice but to run the air. The goodsam group was put into a loop that had no electrical problems. Had they mentioned this issue we would have taken the 50 amp loop to begin with. The owners response was that it only happens once in awhile and acted as if it was no big deal. At the very least they should warn people when they come into that loop. As far as the rest of the park, 1 rv site had grass the others are just dirt but okay. The only other grass was in the tent area. The location is great for exploring the area. We did not use the restrooms so can't comment on them. We did have a rattlesnake in our site one evening but it is rattlesnake country. The owners would drive their Gator at full speed from the office thru the campground to their house leaving a lot of dust behind them for us campers to deal with.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 10/13/2018

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... Read More

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.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 11/01/2017

We enjoyed our time at the campground. The restrooms were spotless. The grounds were well kept. Very nice place to get away.

3 3 out of 5 stars 06/01/2017

We stayed here two nights. The park has wonderful potential but needs some TLC. I was expecting a bit more. It appears they are making some improvements to the main facility but not necessarily in the park itself. The grass area for tent camping was very nice. I noticed another review where there was issue with managements speed though the park in their Gator, me too. The waste dumps were way back from the main parking in the RV spots so I had to back up before leaving to dump. If you don't want... Read More

We stayed here two nights. The park has wonderful potential but needs some TLC. I was expecting a bit more. It appears they are making some improvements to the main facility but not necessarily in the park itself. The grass area for tent camping was very nice. I noticed another review where there was issue with managements speed though the park in their Gator, me too. The waste dumps were way back from the main parking in the RV spots so I had to back up before leaving to dump. If you don't want to wait to dump you will need a abnormally long hose to connect to the dump hole! The huge positive was that the pull though was extremely long, lots of room. My coach is big and 43 feet long. When leaving I could not make the road loop without scraping the side of the coach on an overhanging juniper so had to back out and back down to the entrance. Very quite and tons of stars! If you are going for the Steens Mountain Loop drive, it generally does not open until July 1st, so check before making your plans. The only reason I would not stay here again is because of the 2.5 mile dusty gravel road to get from the highway to the campground, I could probably deal with the rest.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 04/30/2017

The 2+ mile drive down the gravel road would have been more palatable if the facility was better. The renovations noted in previous reviews are still ongoing. The bathrooms were warm, but dirty. WiFi was very weak. Nice setting, but disappointing park.

35678 Resort Ln, Frenchglen, OR 97736
Coordinates: 42.808589, -118.873239
Elevation: 4200

Directions
From Jct of Hwy 205 & Steens Mountain North Loop Rd (S end of Frenchglen), SE 3 mi on Steens Mountain North Loop Rd (good gravel) to Resort Ln, W 0.1 mi (L). 60 mi S of Burns

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