Camp on the Alvord Desert

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Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

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The Alvord Desert is beautiful, barren playa in Eastern Oregon. With the jagged Steens mountains and relaxing Alvord hot springs on one edge and barren sagebrush hills on the other, the playa is a flat expanse of white sand unlike anything you'd expect to see in Oregon. 

You can drive onto the desert from several different dirt access roads along the Fields-Denio Rd, coming from the town Fields. You are allowed to drive out and camp anywhere on the playa, but be aware that open fires are illegal and there is a hefty fine for having one. The closest bathroom facilities are located at the Alvord Hotsprings, for guests or $2 per use. Otherwise, bring a shovel and TP. 

Be sure to pack out everything you pack in. The Alvord Desert is a stunning and fun place to visit, treat it well so that others can enjoy the beauty also! 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

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