Category: Tent Camping

Best Place to Kayak - Magone Lake in Oregon. Several kayaks sit along the shore of Magone Lake, a natural lake created by a landslide in the early 1800s.

Best Place to Kayak – Magone Lake in Oregon

If you’re looking for the best lake to kayak in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, check out Magone Lake, near Mount Vernon and John Day, Oregon. This roughly 50-acre lake offers calm water, beautiful natural features, and miles of shoreline to explore. Keep reading for kayak access points, directions to Magone Lake, and more. Read More

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Explore the Best Baron Lakes Idaho Hikes

Explore the best Baron Lakes Idaho hikes with our backpacking guide. Our favorite 25 mile route begins at the Grandjean Campground Trailhead before winding up along Baron Creek to the three Baron Lakes. Camp along a dramatic ridge or push through to the lakes for your first night. And enjoy unobstructed views of the stars from these 8,000 foot alpine lakes. Read More

City of Rocks - Climbing Hiking Camping. Sunset over Idaho's Castle Rocks State Park and City of Rocks National Reserve.

Enjoy the Best City of Rocks Idaho Camping

Enjoy the best City of Rocks Idaho Camping at Castle Rocks State Park. Located just outside of the National Reserve, the state campground offers a full range of amenities and quick access to the Reserve and nearby Almo, the visitor’s center, and Durfee Hot Springs. Read More

City of Rocks - Climbing Hiking Camping. Sunset over Idaho's Castle Rocks State Park and City of Rocks National Reserve.

City of Rocks Climbing, Hiking, and Camping

City of Rocks Climbing. Hiking. Camping. The City of Rocks and Castle Rocks State Park offer some of the most diverse and interesting climbing areas in the Pacific Northwest.  Climb moderate to advanced single- and multi-pitch routes; no special permits needed.  If you want to place permanent anchors, you can find the permit forms on Read More

Active Recreation - Lake Cascade State Park & Tamarack Resort. A ski lift in summer carries mountain bikes to the top of the mountain at Tamarack Resort.

Active Recreation – Lake Cascade State Park and Tamarack Resort

One of the best recreational lakes in Idaho, Lake Cascade provides ample boating, fishing, and water sport opportunities, with access on all sides of the lake. Boat ramps at multiple campgrounds and access points make it easy to get out on the lake. Read More

Red and yellow flames lick the charred black end of a burned log. The bright colors of the flame contrast against a dark black background and the blackened coals of a campfire at Cascade Lake State Park in Central Idaho.

Best Camping in Idaho – Lake Cascade State Park

Lake Cascade offers some of the very best camping in Idaho. Centrally located, Lake Cascade State Park is one of Idaho’s largest state park complexes. It offers year-round activities and 10 different campgrounds around the lake. Whether you come to boat, fish, and water ski or relax along the shore, Lake Cascade has amenities for all types of outdoor recreation and activities. Read More

A view of alpine trees along the shore of upper Baron Lake in Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

P Idaho – Words That Start with P

P Idaho – Idaho is known for Potatoes. But that’s just scratching the proverbial surface of Idaho’s possibilities and potential when it comes to the letter P. Idaho offers peaks and powder. And pints. And pubs. And don’t forget pioneers, Pinot Noir, and Ponderosa Pine. Join us on our photographic portal to P Idaho. Read More

Hikes Near Stanley Idaho - a stream at the outlet of Fourth of July Lake in the White Cloud Wilderness. Sunset over the Chamberlain Lakes, seen from the edge of a high-elevation alpine lake near Castle Peak.

Hikes Near Stanley Idaho – Chamberlain Lakes and the White Clouds Wilderness

For the best hikes near Stanley Idaho, check out the White Cloud Wilderness and the Chamberlain Lakes. Starting with an easy hike to Fourth of July and Washington Lakes, the increasingly difficult loop takes you high into alpine country below Castle Peak. Read More

A wide-angle view of Oregon's Magone Lake, near John Day, Oregon. Enormous pine trees overshadow the walking path that encircles the lake.

Best Camping in Oregon: Clyde Holliday State Park

Some of the best camping in Oregon is a long way away from the coast and the I-5 corridor. You may be surprised to find the high desert oasis of Clyde Holliday State Park, a campground and day-use area near John Day, Mt. Vernon, and Magone Lake. Read More

A wide-angle view of Oregon's Magone Lake, near John Day, Oregon. Enormous pine trees overshadow the walking path that encircles the lake.

Oregon Road Trip: 3 Day Recommended Itinerary

Thinking of planning your own Oregon Road Trip? Our recommended Oregon road trip itinerary includes full-day activities for each of the three days. Click on any of the days in our itinerary contents list below to jump to that part of the itinerary. Read More

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