Located above Cove, Oregon, the Moss Springs Campground lies on a ridgeline bounding the Eagle Cap Wilderness and is adjacent to the Moss Springs Trailhead. This popular campground was constructed to accommodate visitors with packstock, riding stock and campers bound for the Wilderness. The site also has 3 accessible campsites and toilets. Trails from the campground drop steeply into the Minam River drainage or follow Grande Ronde Ridge.
Fees: Although the daily vehicle parking fee for both the campground and trailhead is $5.00/day, there are actually 2 separate fee sites. (2011)
Closest Towns: Cove (OR), La Grande (OR)
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hand gliders and other mechanical equipment are prohibited in the wilderness area.
Restrooms: Vault Toilet
From La Grande, Oregon travel northeast on State Highway 82 for about 2 miles to Island City; In Island City continue straight onto State Highway 237 (Cove Highway) and go 13 miles to Cove, Oregon; In Cove turn right on the Union Cove highway and go 1/2 block; Turn left on Hill Street and follow it to 2nd Street; Continue on 2nd Street which turns into Mill Creek Road; Follow Mill Creek Road which turns into Forest Road 6220; Follow Forest Road 6220 for about 8 miles to the campground and trailhead.
ADVISORY: The last six miles of Forest Road 6220 are a steep, gravel surface narrow road.
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