If you any one wants to camp, by all means, go for it. I can only stay for the day... I have plans on Saturday and then have to be back Monday to put a transmission into my rig.Are people camping here as well or just coming at 11am and heading home at 11pm?
There is a group site as well, is it reserved too?
According to the map and the website the group site is in the back and has a max occupancy of 6 tents. It might not be open yet though. It would be great if you’re will to drive up there and check it out.I don't think there is a group site at that campground. I have only ever driven by that campground but usually if there is a group site it is listed as GRPx instead of the normal #000 site identifier on the recreation.gov. I looks like #004 and #005 are first come first serve, #001 is available for reservation, and the rest are reserved. I live just south of Idaho City so I can run up there in the morning on Sunday and see what it looks like as far as what sites are taken. We will bring two vehicles that way we can grab both FF sites if they are available. Though I would assume if someone already has them it would be from the night before since we are going there on Sunday.
Gotcha, maybe site 002? I will stop by either today or tomorrow to take a look at it. If it is 002 that is reserved already according to the website but if we are lucky they might hit the road by mid-day since it is a Sunday.According to the map and the website the group site is in the back and has a max occupancy of 6 tents. It might not be open yet though. It would be great if you’re will to drive up there and check it out.
Yes I was thinking the picnic area... usually (here in Eastern Oregon) the campgrounds have a day use fee, while day use areas do not.Checked it out yesterday evening. Bad Bear has the campground area which I didn't see any group camp sites just smaller sites. Directly on the other side of the highway is the Bad Bear Picnic area which is day use only and is what I am assuming is what you were talking about @M Rose. There is also the Ten Mile campground right down the road which seems to have some larger spots. One thing to note is that the picnic area is directly along the highway. The bathroom is about 20 feet from the side of the highway. If anyone has dogs they will want to keep them close.
I know things are busy but I hope you can make it Brian... If not, stay safe, tell the family hi from us and look forward adventuring with you in July...I'm not 100% sure I can make this one. I have a 4 day trip the following weekend, and need to prep for it. We'll see though. I'd love to come out there. Maybe even bring the Kiddo.
We won’t be up there until about 11:00, probably a little later... I’m still stuck in Oregon Time.I wont be able to get up there until 10AM at the earliest. I'll bring my Overland Bound flag and fly it at the site...