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Antelope Reservoir Campground
Campground Description: Antelope Reservoir and its associated campground are owned and operated by the Bureau of Land Management. Although Antelope Reservoir isn't near any tourist attractions and the nearest town (Jordan Valley) has a population of just 230 people, its a great place to unwind without the crowds at many State Parks. The campground is both RV camping and tent camping friendly. Antelope Reservoir is a boater's paradise due to the complete lack of crowds. Wildlife spotters will find antelope, badgers, coyotes, and a number of bird species ranging from grouse to eagles. Nearby is a self guided automobile route through the Soldier Creek Watchable Wildlife site. Open year round subject to weather conditions. Reservations are not possible.
Number of Sites: 4 for either tent camping or RV camping
Waste Water Dump Station: No
Directions: From Interstate 84 Three Miles East of the Idaho/Oregon Border - Take Idaho exit 3, and turn south onto Highway 95. Follow Highway 95 south for 81.3 miles to Jordan Valley, Oregon. Continue on Highway 95 south for approximately 11.9 miles to Antelope Reservoir Road. Turn left (south) onto Antelope Reservoir Road. Follow Antelope Reservoir Road for 1 mile to the campground.
Fishing: Yes, Antelope Reservoir is stocked with trout with some being up to 18"
Astronomy Opportunities: Yes. Absolutely black skies with no light pollution. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 42.90810° N, 117.23674° W
Nearby Golfing: There is no nearby golfing. You have now discovered the real meaning of "nowhere."
Contact Information:Bureau of Land Management Vale District 100 Oregon Street Vale, OR 97918 541-473-3144 Antelope Reservoir
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The sign on Highway 95 indicating the turn to Antelope Reservoir and the campground
The restroom facilities at Antelope Reservoir Campground are modern pit toilets
Two of the tent camping or RV camping sites at Antelope Reservoir Campground
The boat launch at Antelope Reservoir is just a few hundred yards from the campground
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