Chase the Blue Dot

Oregon: Chickahominy Reservoir BLM Campground

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On our last night in Oregon, we didn’t have a reservation. We had three options:

Our goal was to reach the area, and check the reservoir availability first. Sites here are first come, first served, so we didn’t know if we would find a site. Lucky for us, there were plenty of sites open – a rare find in the middle of tourist season!

Our RV and Jeep Wrangler from behind in the camp site.
Our RV and Jeep Wrangler from behind in the camp site.

Spaces are half-moon shaped, with gravel cover, a picnic table, and a fire pit. Due to fire restrictions (fire danger was HIGH), we did not use the pit/grill.

Picnic table in foreground, and fire pit behind that, with blue skies and white puffy clouds.
The picnic table and the firepit at the camp site.
Clouds.
Clouds!
Clouds.
More clouds!
Clouds.
Even more clouds, with a pit toilet building in the distance.

The skies were awesome, with puffy white clouds in the distance.

For this campground, you select a site then fill out the pay envelope, and put the envelope stub on a clip at your site.

Interestingly enough, we had decent cel phone reception here – good enough to upload cel phone photos to Facebook and our website media gallery. Considering we feel like we are out in the middle of nowhere, this was a good surprise.

Our RV and Jeep from the side, with no one else's camp occupied anywhere close.
Our RV and Jeep from the side, with no one else’s camp occupied anywhere close.

Our closest neighbor is at least two sites away. 😎

If you are ever on Hwy 20 heading towards Burns, check out this campground. It is also a recreational fishery, stocked with rainbow trout fingerlings. No day use fee is charged, but overnight camping is $8/night (half-price if you have an annual interagency pass).

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