Olive Lake Campground
Forest Service / BLM
8 miles west of the historic Fremont PowerhouseOregon
Number of Sites: 23
Nestled on the edge of a lake, high in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon, this popular campground is only 8 miles west of the historic Fremont Powerhouse and 12 miles west of the old mining town of Granite. The campground features 28 campsties and 7 accessible toilet facilities. Other features include a 2-mile hiking trail around the lake with nearby access to wilderness and scenic area trails, a boat ramp and 2 docks. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home. Besides beautiful scenery, the lake offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing--particularly a nesting pair of osprey that return annually. Activities in this area include fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, hunting, and photography. Within 20 miles are several historic sites.
Fees: An overnight camping fee of $12.00 will be charged for single sites. An additional $5 fee will be charged for each vehicle exceeding the maximum two-vehicle-per-site allowance. There are also 2 group sites which cost $25.00 per night (no extra vehicle charge). (2011)
Closest Towns: Granite (OR)
Restrooms: Vault Toilet (7)
26 miles southeast of Dale, Oregon, via Forest Service Road 10 (gravel) or 12 miles southwest of Granite, Oregon, via Forest Road 52 to Granite (paved), then west on Forest Road 13 (paved), then west on Forest Road 10 (gravel for 9 miles).
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