Last week we looked at the highest road in Oregon which traverses the heights of Steens Mountain. If you like beautiful mountain scenery, deep gorges, great views and a little adventure, I highly recommend it. This week we will look at Page Springs Campground which is a great place to park the RV while you go explore the mountain. The campground is operated by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). My wife and I have stayed in many BLM campgrounds through the years. The fee is nominal (typically $6 – $8) which gets you a reasonably sized dirt or gravel space, a picnic table and fire ring. Amenities may include a pit toilet or two, but little else.
Imagine our surprise when we rolled into a campground with huge mowed grassy spaces, leafy shade trees, landscaping, potable water faucets, dumpsters and more. The space we chose would hold at least ten RVs with enough room to set up a volleyball court on the remaining grass! An added bonus was the local herd of deer consisting of a large buck and his harem that called the area home. One evening they bedded down in our space. Stepping out of the RV in the evening and having over a dozen sets of eyes reflecting the light from your flashlight is a little creepy, and definitely qualifies as an adventure in RVing!
To plan your own adventure at Page Springs, click here.