Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site, Mount Vernon

#224 of 251 in Nature in Oregon
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site, part of the system of state parks managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, offers seasonal camping opportunities in a wooded tract along the John Day River near Mount Vernon. The park lies between U.S. Route 26 and the river and is 8 miles (13 km) west of the city of John Day.
Camping opportunities between March 1 and November 30 at the park include tenting, primitive camping, tepees, and recreational vehicles (RVs). Electric hookups, hot showers, flush toilets, and an RV dump station are available. Activities at the park include wildlife watching, fishing, horseshoes, picnics, music, and interpretive programs at an outdoor amphitheater.
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  • This park is well maintained with manicured grass and vegetation. Large spaces with a park like setting. There are fresh flowers popping up all around. The bathrooms are fine, and the individual...  more »
  • We reserved the two teepees back in February, hoping we would have ok weather. We had great weather and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent here. It was stocked with firewood which was handy in the...  more »
  • We stayed in a tent for a couple of nights. It’s a very attractive park with a creek running by it. Sites are large. The grounds are very well kept and the bathrooms and showers were as clean as...  more »
  • Wow! Is all I can say. This place is very well cared for!! The people working are so nice and tentative to keep things clean! I love love love love that the river flows through the backside. My son had a BLAST as did the rest of our family that came out to visit!! ☺️ Clyde Holiday tops our lists of visits to state parks! Seriously impressed!
  • Beautiful place. We stayed in a tee pee. Pretty cool. There is electricity and they provided a fan and heater but no lights so bring your own. And citronella!!! Very clean park and nice camp host.
  • Nice clean campground with beautiful green grass and landscaping. Restrooms were nice and clean. We had no problem getting our RV in the spot. I enjoyed the river walk. Nice wide gravel trail that was an easy walk. They even have 2 teepees you can rent. They sell ice. Will stay again if we pass through that area. Highly recommend.
  • Easy access on and off Hwy 26 from either direction and has parking for large trucks and RV's from the eastbound entrance. Beautiful manicured lawns with restrooms, picnic tables and benches along the river path. Also has RV sites available. Very helpful and informative camp hosts. Love this place!
  • Outstanding. Lush and well-maintained. Friendly hosts, plentiful firewood, ice, showers, and more. Nice little walk along John Day river. Good birding! Only downside is a bit of road noise + occasional mosquito attack. We will definitely be back.

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