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Lake Owyhee State Park

2441 Owyhee Lake Rd, Nyssa, OR 97913-5229
+1 800-551-6949
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Went on day trip

The park is awesome lots of beautiful high desert scenery and wildlife around good fishing great... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
ak47domguy
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Nyssa, Oregon
Awesome! Breath Taking!

Great camping! Would really miss out if you don't have a boat! State parks is extremely nice and... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
Tina J
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San Francisco, California
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“fly fishing” (2 reviews)
“high desert” (2 reviews)
“day trip” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
2441 Owyhee Lake Rd, Nyssa, OR 97913-5229
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+1 800-551-6949
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

The park is awesome lots of beautiful high desert scenery and wildlife around good fishing great for nature lovers and outdoor activities

Thank ak47domguy
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Great camping! Would really miss out if you don't have a boat! State parks is extremely nice and very well maintained. Camp sites very roomy!

1  Thank Tina J
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

I have visited this lake since I was 2 years old. My great-grandparents owned the resort for a few years in the late 60s. As a kid, my family would fish, boat, camp and explore this lake regularly during the summer. It has changed over...More

3  Thank Kari W
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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful area. A very nice surprise to find something so untamed. Fly fishing on the river and boating. The Park Ranger, Mike Kononen was outstanding with knowledge of the entire area and very helpful.

Thank Mary F
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Picture perfect Fishing , boating, skiing, swimming, wildlife. this is a place that people from all over the Northwest come to visit. The reservoir is the source of water for many of the local farmers.

1  Thank Richardadams52
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

We decided to go to the Owyhee Reservoir on Labor Day - 2016 to cruise around, check out the RV Park and fish from our kayaks. It was a beautiful day for our trip :-) The RV park was nice and compact. There are 2...More

1  Thank Elefantdude
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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

1. Frightening drive; especially if towing a large trailer. Very primitive and super narrow road...for 23 miles! 2. Absolutely NOT pet friendly. The "goat head" ground thorns rule this area. Our poor dog wouldn't come out of the trailer after just an hour there. He...More

3  Thank lesaloug
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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Refreshing cool water. Beautiful views of high desert rocks. Bring shade covering as there is only one tree. Just past the sign after you pass by dam, turn right and walk down to beach. That is the best place to set up. Rocky elsewhere. Fun...More

2  Thank PMO52113
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

Lake Owyhee, the cliffs, rock formations and the river along the Owyhee drive is stunning country. This is a must see for travelers in Eastern Oregon. Photography can be spectacular here early in the morning due to the lakes glass-like apperance when there is no...More

1  Thank Louis R
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Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a rattlesnake crawl into our Teepee and curl up next to the twin mattress. The Teepees are not secured on the bottom allowing all wildlife to freely come in and out of the teepees. We had lizards and snakes. We elected to stay...More

4  Thank cougkay
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llazyiest
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Response from lesaloug | Reviewed this property |
Not that I noticed. No mosquitos either.
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llazyiest
August 1, 2016|
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Response from lesaloug | Reviewed this property |
We did not swim because we were told that the lake is full of heavy metals. I did notice a lot of people on floatation devices, boats, and jet skis....but not many swimmers. There are no lifeguards so that may have... More
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