Subi & The 5

Farewell Bend Recreation Area – Huntington, Oregon

We had a lovely drive in eastern Oregon with beautiful weather, gorgeous views, and snow capped mountains. Along the drive we had noticed an RV ahead of us with great tail lights which we both commented on.  A bit later the RV took an exit for a rest area and as we drove by them we realized they were friends of ours! Lots of motorhome beeping and texting back and forth ensued. Sure was fun and we could not have planned to meet them like that if we tried.


Farewell Bend Recreation Area (AKA Farewell Bend State Park) is a large campground with more than 90 sites which is right off I-84 in eastern Oregon. There are 3 loops which sit along the Snake River and it has ample space for camping and day use. Don’t confuse this state park with Farewell Bend Campground near Crater Lake.

Farewell Bend State Park
The entrance to the state park

Campground: Farewell Bend Recreation Area (AKA Farewell Bend State Park)
Location: Huntington, Oregon (just south of town off I-84)
Cost: $24
Services: Electric (30AMP), Water
Comments: A  quaint, charming, peaceful campground along the Snake River.


At this time of year (October) the A and B loops are closed and only the C loop offers sites. All loops offer power and water.  C loop has long, mostly level back-ins and also 2 pull-thrus.  The campground is nicely maintained and the sites are adequately spaced for a bit of privacy. When we were there the campground was fairly empty so when it is full it may have a completely different feel. There is a nice trail along the river with some observation decks. You can hear highway traffic and trains somewhere in the distance but basically as white noise so it didn’t bother us.


Note: Some of the reviews we read mentioned the mosquitoes. Since we were at this campground in October we did not see any but there were some flies. Just FYI!


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