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Old 07-26-2019, 03:49 AM   #1
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John Day Fossil Beds camping ?

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Good Morning -

NPS - John Day Fossil Beds has no TT camping.

Any suggestions where to stay with a trailer that would have an electrical connection ?

Thank You for Your Time & Thoughts.

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Old 07-26-2019, 05:39 AM   #2
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RV Parky shows the Fish House Inn and RV Park in Dayville has full hookups and is decently rated by others. 21 miles away.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:22 AM   #3
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Clyde Holliday Park is one of our favorite campgrounds. We've stayed there several times.
RV area is adjacent to large park. Creek bed and walking path behind sites.
Nicely landscaped and well taken care of.
Right off highway.
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The fossil beds spread out over a large area, so I've stayed in a couple of places in the area. Clyde Holiday is one, and another is in the town of Fossil at the Wheeler County Park near the rodeo grounds. Inexpensive, with full hookups for $18.75 per night (weekly rate). Fossil has an interesting town museum with the only gasoline power iron I've seen.

When in the area, be sure to see the Kam Wah Chung & Co building in John Day. Another interesting museum or sorts. Some photos.
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Old 07-26-2019, 11:16 AM   #5
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We stayed at Clyde Holiday while we were there. It has power and water and free showers. The town of Fossil has a campground too but we didn't check it out. I believe it has electricity. The BLM campgrounds Muleshoe near Prineville looks like an OK spot to stay too (no service)... There's also a dispersed spot right outside Painted Hills unit (I think it's listed as Burnt Ranch Road campground in Campedium) that looks doable for a trailer. The thing with John Days is they have three units that are spread out so far, if you want to pick a "central" location then Muleshoe/Service Creek is the spot.. however that's also kind of "middle of nowhere" to any service...
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