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Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva, ODT thru-hiker 2017

Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva, ODT thru-hiker 2017

“To me, it’s a thru-hike in an isolated place that promotes a conversation in land management, ethics and usage. Hiking across a vast and remote landscape and having a random and chance encounter with cowboys and hunters to discuss how ‘all of us’ should treat the land, how we all have a responsibility, no matter our political leanings, really showed me the pulse of the people in rural areas, especially here out west.”

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Connecting Trails

Connecting Trails

The Oregon Desert Trail ties into two National Recreation Trails: the Fremont National Recreation Trail and Desert Trail.

 

This info is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide with maps on the Trail Resources page.

Bend

Bend lies 14 miles west of the western terminus of the Oregon Desert Trail. There are tons of options for eating and sleeping. We’ve just listed a few offerings to get you started, focused on Bend’s east side.

ODT Home
  • Oregon Natural Desert Association
    50 SW Bond St., Ste 4, 541-330-2638 www.onda.org, 9am-5pm, odt@onda.org If we can help you out in any way, email or call ODT Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick.
Shopping
  • Safeway & Pharmacy
    2650 N E Hwy 20, The Forum Shopping Center, 541-383-6500, 6am-12pm.
  • Costco
    2500 NE Hwy 20, 541-385-9640 www.costco.com, M-F 10am-8:30pm, Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm.
  • Whole Foods
    2610 NE Hwy 20, 541-389-0151, www.wholefoodsmarket.com, 8am-9pm.
  • Walgreens
    2727 NE Highway 20, 541-633-4467, www.walgreens.com, 8am-10pm.
Lodging
  • Bunk+Brew Historic Lucas House – Hostel
    42 NW Hawthorne Ave., 458-202-1090, www.bunkandbrew.com. info@bunkandbrew.com $24+ depending on season (private rooms available too). Bunk + Brew is a cheap way to stay in town with tons of amenities (laundry, kitchen, wifi), a free beer at check in, and if you don’t need a bed try the “Dirtbag Deal” – shower, towel, laundry, WiFi, and a beer.
  • Sleep Inn
    600 NE Bellevue Dr, 541-330-0050, www.choicehotels.com, wi-fi, continental breakfast, pool, air-conditioned. $110+
  • Comfort Inn
    62065 SE 27th St, 541-617-9696, www.choicehotels.com, wi-fi, continental breakfast, pool, air-conditioned. $90+
Bus
Services
  • Post Office
    Main Bend Post Office, 2300 NE Fourth St., Bend, OR 97701, 541-318-5068. Can mail General Delivery, must include “Please hold for hiker, & ETA date.” Mondays-Fridays 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-1pm.
  • Postal Connections
    2660 US-20 Ste 610, 541-382-1800, www.postalconnections101.com, M-F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
  • Library
    62080 Dean Swift Rd., 541-330-3760. www.deschuteslibrary.org. Tue, Wed & Fri 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
  • St. Charles Hospital
    2500 NE Neff Rd, 541-382-4321, www.stcharleshealthcare.org.
  • Wells Fargo
    450 NE Windy Knolls Dr., 541-550-4080, M-F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm.
  • First Interstate Bank
    2630 NE Hwy 20, 541-617-9040, M-F 9am-5:30pm, Sat 10-2pm.
  • Shell Gas Station & Growler Fill Station
    2699 US-20, 541-385-3074, www.shell.com, 5am-12pm.
  • Arco Gas Station
    575 NE Bellevue Dr, 541-317-8550, www.arco.com, 7am-10pm.
Gear Stores
  • REI
    Old Mill District, 380 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-385-0594, www.rei.com, 10am-8pm (Sat till 6pm.) Everyone loves REI!
  • Mountain Supply
    834 NW Colorado Ave, 541-388-0688, 9am-6pm, http://mountainsupplybend.com. Bend’s independent outdoor store specializing in backpacking gear and your trail essentials.
  • Gear Fix
    550 SW Industrial Way #183, 541-617-0022, 10am-6pm. www.gearfix.com. Gently used gear, and gear repair shop. Conveniently located right around the corner from ONDA.
  • Pine Mountain Sports
    255 SW Century Dr, Bend, 541-385-8080, 10am-6pm. pinemountainsports.com. Great locally owned outdoor store.
  • Footzone
    842 NW Wall St, 541-317-3568, 10am-7pm. www.footzonebend.com. Running store, good outdoor clothing and shoes.
Restaurants
  • Worthy Brewing Company
    495 NE Bellevue Dr, 541-639-4776, www.worthybrewing.com, M-F 11:30am-9pm (Sat till 10pm). Check out the observatory!
  • Spork
    937 NW Newport Ave, 541-390-0946, www.sporkbend.com, 11am-9pm (Fri/Sat till 10pm. Mexican & Asian fusion plates, yum.
  • Sparrow Bakery
    50 SE Scott St, Bend, 541-330-6321, www.thesparrowbakery.net 7am-2pm

This info is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide with maps on the Trail Resources page.

Pine Mountain

Make time to visit the Observatory for a show if the timing is right! Friday and Saturday evenings from late May through last weekend in September, weather permitting. Programs start at 9pm through mid-summer, then move back to 8:30 & 8pm start times by September. $5 donation per person. Skies need to be clear, “Dark Moon” weekends are best.

  • Pine Mountain Observatory
    Top of Pine Mountain, across the road from waypoint CV035. http://pmo.uoregon.edu/, The observatory is a University of Oregon facility for astronomy education and research. The observatory has three Cassegrain-reflecting telescopes and is open to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings from late May through last Friday/Saturday in September, weather permitting. No available water at the observatory.
  • Cache Strategy
    Observatory staff have offered to receive water caches from hikers at the top of Pine Mountain (mile 27.2 – there is no reliable water between Pine Mountain and the Tumulus Trailhead). Please call ahead or email to arrange a time to drop off your cache: 541-382-8331, Alton Luken: aluken@uoregon.edu. Please include your ETA data and discuss where the cache will be located when you are hiking through.
  • Pine Mountain Campground
    Waypoint CV035. This is a primitive Forest Service campground, free, first-come, first serve. Pit toilets, but no water available. About 12 sites.

Peters Creek OHV Park
  • Peters Creek OHV Park
    Waypoint CV100. Privately owned campground, contact Dan Damewood at 541-225-8839 or 541-306-0000.
    $5 per site per night. Call ahead to make sure there is a spot available. Indoor lodging available in 2018 (bathroom, shower, kitchen, sleeps 3) ODT hikers get $10 discount. Call for rates. This is a hiker oasis after your dry desert hike so far. Water is available in the campground, porta-potties, secure parking, and a possible solar shower. Will accept food drops ahead of time if you call to make arrangements. Dan is a great source of local cultural and historical information.
  • The Christmas Valley Alternate will bypass Peters Creek OHV Park.
Fort Rock

You may have heard that the Oregon desert has some of the oldest traces of humans living in North America, and Fort Rock, a short drive or hitch from Christmas Valley, is one such spot. Grass slippers were found in the near-by Cow Cave dating over 10,000 years ago. Definitely worth a side trip if you have the time!

  • Fort Rock State Park
    Fort Rock Rd, Fort Rock OR 97735.  Hike around this National Natural Landmark that is an old tuff ring that formed in a shallow sea in prehistoric times. Open all year round, no camping available. Pit toilets.
  • Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum
    64696 Fort Rock Road, 541-576-2251, www.fortrockoregon.com. Open Memorial Day weekend thru 2nd weekend in September, 11am-5pm. $5 donation. The museum preserves and protects homestead era structures from across the area, including a school, church, doctor’s office, homes, and more. Also displays a few grass slippers from over 10,000 years ago.
  • The Waterin’ Hole
    61983 Pitcher Road, 541-576-2294, 7am-8pm (Sunday 8am open). Bar and restaurant with daily specials including Taco Tuesday taco bar! Ask about camping out back. Several Oregon beers on tap.
  • Fort Rock Restaurant & Pub
    Old Fort Rock Road, 541-576-3988, 11am-8pm. Serving lunch and dinner.

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide with maps on the Trail Resources page.

Christmas Valley

The small town of Christmas Valley has everything a hiker would need to rest up and resupply before hitting the trail again. Verizon 4G service available where ODT crosses Christmas Valley Hwy if you need to call for a shuttle  (for those staying at Lakeside Terrace Motel). The Christmas Valley Alternate will take hikers directly through town (See guidebook pg 28).

Lodging
  • Desert Inn Motel
    87217 Christmas Valley Hwy, 541-576-2262, www.cvdesertinnmotel.com. Wifi, fridge in room, some kitchenettes available. $45+
  • Lakeside Terrace Motel & RV Park, Restaurant
    87275 Spruce Lane, 541-576-2309, www.lakesideterracecv.com. Wifi, fridge, microwave, satalite TV, air conditioning, 10 cabins with patios overlooking the lake, pets by reservation. $48+ Shuttle to/from trail available with reservation. Tent sites available, showers at the RV Park. *Trail Register at Restaurant
Services
  • Post Office
    Resupply packages can be mailed: General Delivery, Christmas Valley, OR 97641. Must include “Please hold for hiker, & ETA date.” M-F 9:30am-2pm, 3:30-5:30pm.
  • Christmas Valley Library
    57338 Christmas Tree Ln, 541-576-2336, Tues, Thurs 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm.
  • La Pine Community Health Cente (North Lake Health District)
    87520 Bay Road. 541-576-2343. Other service providers at the facility include: Massage, Chiropractic (Thursdays) both by appointment. Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm (by appointment).
  • The airport has the capability of landing a fixed-wing or helicopter for emergency medical transportation.
Restaurants
  • Lakeside Terrace Restaurant
    87275 Spruce Lane, 541-576-2510. M-Sat 5:30am-7pm, closed Sunday. Specials: Monday: Chef’s choice, Tuesday: Mexican, Wednesday: Chinese, Thursday: Italian, Friday: Fish, Saturday: Steak. *Trail Register at Restaurant
  • Sagehen Cafe
    87515 Christmas Valley Hwy, 541-576-2009. Tues-Sat: 7am-7pm (Sun till 3pm).
  • Gifts N More Coffee Corner Bistro
    Christmas Valley Hwy. Offers a nice selection of soup, sandwich and salad choices and gourmet coffee and specialty drinks.
Shopping
  • Sagewood Grocery
    87164 Christmas Valley Hwy, 541-576-2500. See Facebook page. 7am-9pm, full resupply, first aid supplies, liquor store, ATM.
  • JW Kerns Hardware and Feed
    86861 Christmas Valley Hwy., JWKerns.com. Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm. Denatured alcohol.
  • Sid’s Produce
    87601 Christmas Valley Hwy, 541-576-2230. Fresh produce stand, salads and fruit bowls to go. Call ahead for special salads & fruit plates.
  • Christmas Valley Market & Chevron
    87497 Christmas Valley Hwy, 541-576-2200. M-Sat 6:30am-9pm, Sun 7am-9pm, full resupply, deli, first aid supplies. Pizza!
  • Santa’s Hardware
    87038 Christmas Valley Hwy, 541-576-2999. General store, heet, denatured alcohol, canister fuel, basic camping supplies. (Call ahead for availability of canister fuel as supply can be limited.)
  • The Willows (East)
    87531 Christmas Valley Hwy, 541-576-2199. 10am-5pm. Antique shop and upscale gifts.

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide with maps on the Trail Resources page.

Summer Lake

When traveling to or from the trail, passing through Summer Lake will bring you past a resupply option, campground, and lodge. Stop in for some rest or for supplies before you hit the trail. Summer Lake Hotsprings is closer to Paisley, but another spot to visit when you are in the area. Summer Lake Hotsprings offer an excellent chance to rest your legs and soak in some indoor or outdoor hotsprings. The cabins are charming and offer radiant heating in the floor.

Lodging
  • The Lodge at Summer Lake
    53460 Hwy 31, 541-943-3993, www.lodgeatsummerlake.com. Hotel, cabins & restaurant: M-Thurs 5-7pm, W-Sat 8am-2pm, 5-8pm, Sun 8am-close. Rooms $62-125. Fridge, microwave, wifi. Laundry at Ana Reservoir RV Park.
  • Ana Reservoir RV Park
    84594 Carlon Lane, 541-390-5832, www.anareservoirrvpark.com. Tent sites $20 includes use of shower, shower $5, cabin $65. Coin laundry.
  • Summer Lake Hot Springs
    41777 Hwy 31, 541-943-3931, www.summerlakehotsprings.com. Outdoor and indoor hot springs. Day use $10, tenting $20, cabins start at $95 and have radiant floor heating. Hikers are welcome to send resupply boxes here, please call ahead to arrange. Look for a hot springs alternate in the future! Folks here are likely to help you get into Paisley or from Paisley to the hot springs.
Shopping
  • Summer Lake Store
    54128 Hwy 31, 541-943-3164. 8am-5pm.Basic resupply, snacks, beer, gas. Post office in store: 54128 OR-31, Summer Lake, OR 97640.
Point of Interest
  • Playa
    47531 Highway 31, 541-943-3983, www.playasummerlake.org, playa@playasummerlake.org.  Playa is a creative retreat space designed to support innovative thinking through work in the arts, literature, natural sciences, and other fields of creative inquiry. Check the website for special events and open studio opportunities.

 

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and maps on the Trail Resources page.

Paisley

Take a break from the desert sun in Paisley. This small town has everything you could need in a few blocks, and since the trail passes through the middle of town there are no extra miles to hike here!

Services
  • Post Office
    541-943-3233. M-F 9am-1pm; 1:30-3:30pm. General Delivery, Paisley, OR 97363. Must include “Please hold for hiker, & ETA date.” PO will only hold general delivery for 10 days.
  • Library
    513 Mill St., 541-943-3911, Tues & Wed 10am-6pm. Computers & wifi available.
  • Forest Service Ranger Station
    303 Hwy 31, 541-943-3114. M-F 7:45am-4:30pm. Clark who works at the Ranger Station is a great source of information. Check in here if you want more info about the Paisley Caves.
  • Chewaucan Garage & Laundromat
    626 Mill St., 541-943-3124. Check in at Garage for $2 shower, coin laundry available.
  • Paisley Park
    The park across from the Mercantile and Saloon has bathrooms, water, picnic tables, and good shade.
Shopping
  • The Paisley Mercantile
    329 Hwy 31, 541-943-3110, ATM, full resupply, beer, camping supplies. M-Sat 7:30am – 6pm. Sunday 9-4. Open holidays. Owner Ralph & manager Treeva have been helpful when hikers need info or with logistics.
    *Trail Register here
Lodging
  • Paisley Sage Rooms
    441 Hwy 31, 541-943-3145. www.facebook.com/PaisleySageRoomsMotel/. Rooms $75. Wifi, microwave, fridge & coffee pot in rooms. DVD player, with DVDs available for rent from the Mercantile, just in case you want to watch some movies while you are in town! (It’s a good idea to request the DVD player access when you reserve your room)
Restaurants
  • Pioneer Saloon & Restaurant
    327 Main St., 541-943-3289, Full bar and restaurant. Wed 11am-8pm, Thurs/Fri till 9pm, Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 11am-7:30pm.Owner John is a great ODT supporter!
  • Homestead Cafe
    331 Hwy 31, 541-943-3187. Diner style breakfast, lunch & dinner. 7am-7:30pm.
Trail Advocate
  • Shawna works at Playa but lives in Paisley has helped out hikers in the past with a place to park while on the trail. Text messages are preferred: 971-409-4615.

 

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide on the Trail Resources page.

Valley Falls

When traveling to or from the trail, passing through Valley Falls will bring you to Valley Falls Stage Stop. Stop in for a snack or for some last minutes supplies before you hit the trail.

Shopping
  • Valley Falls Stage Stop
    28296 Hwy 395, 541-947-2056. Snacks, gas, souvenirs.
Camping
  • Abert RV Park
    27148 Hwy 395, 541-947-5778. Open year round, $20.

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and map on the Trail Resources page.

Lakeview

Lakeview is the perfect trail town in addition to being the biggest community along the Oregon Desert Trail once you leave Bend. Everything from hot springs to grocery stores and many dining options await you when you are ready for a break from the desert miles, and all within easy walking distance. The Lakeview Alternate will take hikers directly through town via the Bullard Canyon Trail behind the pool (see guidebook pg 38).

Services
  • Post Office
    18 S. G St., Lakeview OR 97630, 541-947-5606. Open 9:30am – 5pm
  • Library
    26 S G St., 541-947-6019. Open M, W, F 9:30am – 6pm, Tues & Thurs 9:30am – 8pm, Sat 12 – 4pm. Wifi & computers available.
  • Forest Service Ranger District Office
    18049 Hwy 395 N, 541-947-3334, www.fs.usda.gov. 7:45am-4:30pm
  • BLM District Office
    1301 S G St, Lakeview, 541-947-6200, www.blm.gov. M-T 9am-5pm (Fri till 6pm).
  • US Bank
    518 N 1st St, 541-947-3317, M-F 9am – 5pm.
  • Pacific Crest Federal Union
    123 N G St, 541-947-4034, M 9am–6pm, Tue-Thurs 9am-5pm.
  • Washington Federal Bank
    125 S E St, 541-947-3200, M-T 9am-5pm (Fri till 6pm).
  • Umpqua Bank
    1 S E St, 541 947-2173, M-F 9am-5pm.
  • Lake District Hospital
    700 S J St, 541-947-2114.
Restaurants
  • TJs (Restaurant & Bowling Alley)
    1217 N 4th St., 541-947-4200, 11am-9pm, Sunday open at 12pm. This is the place you will want to spend you zero day. You can relax on the couches, use the free wifi, linger most of the day with a beer and nachos, and challenge someone to a bowling game. www.facebook.com/tjsfamilyfuncenter
  • El Aguila Real
    406 N G St, 541-947-5655, www.elaguilarealresturant.com, 11-8:30pm. Mexican.
  • Green Mountain Deli & Bakery
    425 N J St, 541-947-4497. M-F 5am-8pm, Sat 6am open, Sun 6am-2pm. Diner fare & pizza.
  • Papa Dan’s Pizza
    1217 N 4th St, 541-947-2248. 11am-8:30pm, closed Sunday. Pizza.
  • Tall Town Cafe & Bakery
    1028 N 4th St, 541-947-3521. 7am-3pm.
  • The Happy Horse Deli
    728 N 4th St, 541-947-4996. 10:30am-2:30pm weekdays.
  • Jerry’s Restaurant
    508 N 2nd St, 541-947-2386. 7am-8pm. Sun till 3pm. Diner.
  • Eagles Nest Food and Spirits
    117 N E St, 541-947-4824. 11am-2pm, 5-9pm, bar open 9-2am. Steakhouse.
  • Subway
    211 N F St, 541-947-2515, www.subway.com. 7am-9pm, Sunday 8am-8pm.
  • Burger Queen
    109 S F St., 541-947-3677, 10am-8pm, 9pm Fri & Sat. 11am Sun. Burgers, fries, shakes, ice cream.
  • Hunan’s Chinese
    27 N F St, 541-947-9118, www.hunanchineselakeview.com. Closed Mondays, 11:30am-8:30pm, Fri & Sat till 9pm. Chinese.
  • Dinner Bell Cafe
    930 S F St, 541-947-5446, 11am-8pm, closed M & Tues. Old fashioned diner.
  • Cycle Town Cafe
    25 N E St. 6am-4pm, Sun 9am-2pm. The local source for coffee and espresso drinks, as well as ice cream and pastries.
  • Julia’s on 395
    9 N F St., 541-947-3102. Tues-Sat 5-9pm. www.facebook.com/JuliasLakeview. Inspired by the eclectic flavors and cuisine of the Mediterranean.
Shopping
  • Safeway
    244 N F St, 541-947-2324. 7am-11pm. Full resupply.
  • Tall Town Bike & Camp
    25 N E St, 503-314-6095, 9am-6pm. www.TheBikeConcierge.com, info@thebikeconcierge.com. Bikes and some basic camping supplies. Owner Thom is a great ODT supporter and offers rides to Cox Creek Rd. or the Mill Trailhead and just asks for donations towards gas.
  • Ace Hardware
    318 N F St, 541-947-2210. 8:30am-6pm. The best place to get camping supplies including gear repair, canister fuel & denatured alcohol.
  • Lakeview Lockers
    207 N L St, 541-947-3789. Thurs-Sat 9am-6pm. Lakeview Lockers is the only place to get local food products. Sells meat cuts but also ready to eat food and snacks great for hiking. BBQ on Friday nights in the summer.
  • Howard’s Health Mart Pharmacy
    101 N F St, 541-947-2142, M-F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm. http://healthmart.com. First aid, medications, photo printing & more.
  • Napa Auto Parts
    119 N F St, 541-947-3363. 7:30-5:30pm, Sat 8am-5pm. Heet.
  • Shell
    17697 Hwy 395, 541-947-4899. 4am-12am. Convenience store, gas.
  • Chevron
    715 N 4th St, 541-947-3456. 5:30am-8pm. Convenience store, gas, ATM.
  • Dollar General
    716 N 4th St, 541-407-1769. 8am-11pm.
Lodging
  • Hunters Hot Springs Resort
    18088 N. Rt. 395 (2 miles N of Lakeview)
  • Base Camp RV Park
    18020 Hwy 395 N, (2 miles N of Lakeview) 541-947-4968, basecamprv@gmail.com. http://base-camp-rv-park.business.site/ Tent camping $15 (includes shower), showers $7, coin laundry, wifi, souvenirs, snacks.
  • Fremont Inn
    524 N G St., 541-947-2060, www.fremontinnlakecounty.com. Laundry, continental breakfast, wifi. Rooms $85+.
  • Best Western Skyline Motor Lodge
    414 N G St., 541-947-2194, www.bestwestern.com. Swimming pool, complimentary breakfast, laundry, wifi. Rooms $108+.
  • Executive Inn
    411 N F St., 541-947-2201. www.lakeviewexecutiveinn.com Wifi, pet friendly, coffee maker, fridge & microwave in rooms. Close to shopping, continental breakfast. Rooms $50-$80.
  • Interstate 8 Motel
    354 N K St., 541-947-3341, www.interstate8motel.com. Wifi, continental breakfast, refrigerator, microwave, laundry across the street, pet friendly. Rooms $79+.
  • Lakeview Lodge
    301 N G St, 541-947-2181. www.lakeviewlodgeoregon.com Fridge, coffee maker, computer in lobby, wifi, microwave, pet friendly, coin laundry. Rooms $60+.
Local Attractions
  • Lake County Chamber & Welcome Center
    126 North E St., 541-947-6040, 8am – 5pm, www.lakecountychamber.org. Lots of great info on the local area, make sure to sign the register if you stop in!
  • Lake County Museum
    118 S E St., 541-947-2220, www.lakecountyor.org/links/museum, May 1 – October 31, Thurs-Sat 11-4pm, $3. Displaying the history of Lake County.

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and maps on the Trail Resources page.

Beyond Lakeview

The Warner Mountains offer some fun on the trail and off. During the winter get some alpine skiing in at the Warner Canyon Ski area, or head to some of the 25+ miles of cross country ski trails in the area. Back of Beyond rents out 2 cozy cabins just down the road, or head up into the mountain and rent a look-out tower or Forest Service Cabin for a night. The Lakeview Alternate passes through this area (see guidebook pg 38).

Lodging
  • Back of Beyond House Rental
    19674 Summit Prairie Rd (FS Rd. 3910), 541-947-5528, www.bobrandr.com. This cozy cabin is off Hwy 140, and would be a great place to stop between Lakeview and Plush or Adel. $125+ Sleeps 4, full kitchen, deck, hammock, BBQ. ONDA members get $25 off your first night! Owners Cam & Christine are very helpful, give them a shout if you have questions about the area.
  • Aspen Cabin
    Season: June 15 – November 15 $40/night $280/week www.recreation.gov/camping/aspen-cabin/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=75022 Aspen Cabin is a historic log cabin furnished with four cots, a dining table and chairs, countertop space for food preparation and a wood stove for heating. Pit toilet. Must bring own water and firewood.
  • Drake Peak Lookout Tower
    Open April 19 to October 19. $40. Reserve www.recreation.gov or 877-444-6777. Drake Peak Lookout is perched on the crest of the North Warner Mountain Range at 8,222 feet with sweeping views into Oregon, California and Nevada. May require 4WD vehicle to access. Sleeps 2 comfortably. Pit toilet and wood stove.
Points of Interest
  • Warner Canyon Ski Area
    http://warnercanyon.org, 541-947-5001. Typically opens mid-December. The lodge opens at 8am; Lifts run from 9am-4pm. Lift tickets start at $32 for adults, less for half day passes. The lodge has a full service snack bar and grill. Cross country skiiers will love the nearby 25+ miles of marked trails.

Adel

Adel might not be right on the trail, but if you are passing by there is a restaurant, bar, place to stay, or access a post office.

Shopping
  • Adel Store
    18586 Hwy 140 E. 541-947-3851, theadelstore@gmail.com. 7am-7pm M-Thurs, 7am-9pm Fri & Sat, 7am-4pm Sun. Say hello to new owners, Roger & Jessie Buhrle. Store has gas, bar, a few grocery items, and serves breakfast and lunch.
Services
  • Post Office
    1 Hwy 140 E. Mon-Fri 9am – 1:30pm 2:00pm – 3:30pm, 541-947-3217. Label “Hold for ODT hiker, ETA.” NO FEDEX, UPS or USPS ok to: PO Box 45, Adel OR 97620
Lodging
  • Gipson’s Warner Valley Lodging
    17078 Twentymile Rd. 541-947-5344, 541-219-0052. www.gipsonwvl.com. 10 rooms, common kitchen, bath & shower, coffee, pool table & satallite TV. $30 single, $40 couple.

 

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and map on the Trail Resources page.

Plush

Plush is a one-stop kind of trail town. The Hart Mountain Store is your restaurant, bar, store, and post office. Weary after some long days on the trail? The Hart Mountain Cabin is a serene and beautiful cabin offering a bit of luxury in the high desert. **No cell reception in Plush.

Shopping/Restaurant/Services
  • Hart Mountain Store
    28229 Hogback Rd, Plush, OR 97637. 541-947-2491, 8am-9pm (8pm in winter). Limited resupply (just fine if you aren’t picky!). Bar & restaurant, gas. Hikers can send resupply packages, clearly label “Hold for ODT hiker, ETA.” Owner Dave & Manager Gene are very helpful, give him a shout if you need logistical help. *Trail Register here
Lodging
  • Plush Park
    Hikers can pitch a tent in the community park in town for free. Water spigot, picnic tables, pit toilet, no hook ups but RVs can park on the asphalt behind the park.
  • Hart Mountain Cabin
    28045 Plush Adel Rd., Plush, OR 97637, 541-947-3322, www.hartmountaincabin.com. This cozy cabin can sleep 4, has wifi, kitchen, shower, porch & grill…all with a view! $120. Hikers with reservations can call to arrange resupply packages; call for more information.
  • No Mow Acres Vacation Rental
    541-337-2207. This rental sleeps up to 12 people, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen, washer/dryer, wood stove, TV. $125 per couple per night, additional people $50.

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge
  • Hart Mt. National Antelope Headquarters
    Open 24/7. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Hart_Mountain, 541-947-2731. The Hart Mt. Refuge was established in 1936 to provide range for remnant antelope herds. It is the only spot on the trail where you need a permit, but only if you plan on camping in the backcountry while on the refuge outside the established campgrounds. You can fill out a permit at the headquarters, but if you will be hiking West to East, you will probably want to fill one out online ahead of time: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Hart_Mountain/visit/permits.html. Water and bathroom available 24 hours a day. Make sure to sign in the register at the headquarters!
  • Hart Mt. Hot Springs
    Time to soak! These free hotsprings are right off the ODT at the Hot Springs Campground in the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge and offer an excellent respite from the miles.
  • Hart Mt. Hot Springs Campground
    Free camping year-round. Winter snows may close the campground road periodically. Conditions are primitive with pit toilets and no potable water. Sites have fire rings, but use may be restricted due to fire restrictions certain times of the year. Potable water available at headquarters. Definitely schedule a stay and soak here.

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and map on the Trail Resources page.

Frenchglen

Frenchglen is the gateway to your Steens Mountain experience. Stay in the historic Frenchglen Hotel and reserve your spot for a family-style dinner. The Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort rents cabins, tent spots, has laundry and wifi! All lodging options can book fast, so be sure to reserve your stay early!

Lodging
  • Frenchglen Hotel & Drovers Inn (Restaurant too)
    39184 Hwy 205, Frenchglen, OR 97736, www.frenchglenhotel.com, fghotel@yahoo.com, 541-493-2825. Plan a stay in this historic hotel. Rooms fill fast, so book your stay early. Air conditioning, wifi, limited cell phone reception. $75+ Breakfast, lunch & dinner are available, dinner is by reservation only. Hikers can send resupply packages. Label “Hold for ODT hiker, ETA” to: 39184 Hwy 205, Frenchglen, OR 97736. The Drovers Inn behind the hotel has a queen bed and private bath for $115, and another room has a queen and double bed that that could hold 4-5 folks easily; has a small fridge and microwave, $135 a night. Yard by hotel has an outhouse, water, and good shade trees. Sign the hotel register when you are here!
  • Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort
    35678 Resort Lane, Frenchglen, OR 97736, www.steensmountainresort.com, 541-493-2415. Cabins ($75+), tent ($15+) This resort offers tent spaces and RV camping, as well as showers and coin laundry. Wifi is available for overnight guests and Verizon cell coverage works here. Their small store carries a limited amount of personal items and snacks. (no real resupply options) 10am – ~6pm. Hikers can send resupply packages, call ahead to arrange.
  • Page Springs Campground
    Frenchglen, OR 97736, 36 campsites are available near the Donner und Blitzen Wild and Scenic River. $8 per night. Water and pit toilets available.
  • Katie’s Place Vacation Rental
    1 Resort Ln, Frenchglen, OR, 360-609-0333, www.facebook.com/Katies-Place-in-Frenchglen-834815133210590/. If you are visiting or hiking with a larger group, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation rental might be for you. Call for rates.
Shopping
  • Frenchglen Mercantile
    Hwy 20, Phone 541-493-2564. Opens end of May. Basic resupply possible. Beer/wine/local gifts. Call to verify hours.
Point of Interst
  • Barnes Warm Springs
    You might want to take a side trip to Barnes Warm Springs, a short 0.8-mile walk down from Frenchglen.
  • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
    Hikers will pass through the south edge of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Frenchglen. This refuge protects an important complex of wetlands in Oregon’s high desert. The refuge has an incredible diversity of wildlife, hosting more than 320 bird species and 58 mammal species. For bird watchers, spring is the most spectacular season at Malheur. More than 130 species of birds nest on the refuge, while other waterfowl using the Pacific Flyway stop at the refuge to refuel for their journey northward.

In Steens Mountain Wilderness
  • South Steens Campground
    Waypoint EB018 on the ODT or 18 miles from Highway 205 via the Steens Mountain Loop Road. $6 per night. Water at the pumphouse. This would be a great place to meet friends or family as it is the gateway to the stunning Big Indian Gorge or Little Blitzen Gorge. There are 36 campsites with picnic tables and grills amid juniper and sage. Recreational stock (horses, mules, llamas, goats, etc.) are not allowed in the family portion of South Steens Campground, but are welcome at 15 equestrian sites complete with tie posts and small corrals. Season: May-Novemeber. Sign the BLM trail register on your way into Big Indian Gorge.
  • Riddle Brothers Ranch
    Intersted in some of the fascinating history of Oregon’s high desert? Make a short side trip to the Riddle Brothers Ranch from South Steens Campground. Walter, Frederick, and Benjamin Riddle were three bachelor brothers who secured home sites and raised livestock in and around the ranch. Migrating from western Oregon, they settled here in the early 1900s and built their ranch by gaining control of water in the area. Since 1986 the BLM has managed the ranch for its historic values.The structures remaining on this ranch and their setting conjure up images of simpler times. The site has a pit toilet, but please camp at South Steens Campground an not on site.
    (https://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/files/brochures/Riddle%20Brothers%20Ranch.pdf)
Alvord Desert
  • Alvord Hot Springs
    36095 E Steens Rd., Princeton OR. 541-589-2282. www.alvordhotsprings.com. Just a short alternate from waypoint EB031. The route does pass through private land, but if you are soaking or camping, you are free to pass through. Drop box on the office door for late arrivals. Camping $30 per night. This is a privately managed hot spring with a small general store that has snacks and drinks. No potable water, but water available for purchase. Indoor “bunkhouse” $60 for 2, $10 for each additional person. Lights, heat, table, chairs. Bring your own bedding. New 20’ trailer available for rent too. $8 day use with access to heated bathrooms and access to the playa.**Spring water and public access to the playa can be found at Frog Springs about 2 miles south.

 

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and map on the Trail Resources page.

Burns

Burns may be 60 miles north of the ODT in Frenchglen, but if you are out for a section or want to meet friends for the stunning Steens Mountain section, Burns is the last big stop on your way to the trail. Find all your needs here, plenty of lodging, shopping, and restaurants to fill your belly.

Restaurants
  • Steens Mountain Brewery & Figaro’s Pizza
    673 W Monroe St, Harney County’s craft brewery: 541-589-1159, M-F 4:30-8pm, Sat & Sun 12-8pm. Pizza: 541-573-5500, 11-8p. Pizza and beer. Yum.
  • The Pine Room
    543 W Monroe St, 541-573-2673. 5-10pm. Steakhouse & bar.
  • Hillander Restaurant
    195 N Broadway Ave, 541-573-2111. 11am-9pm. Chinese & American food.
  • El Toreo Restaurant
    239 N Broadway Ave, 541-573-1829. 11am-2pm, 4-8:30pm. Mexican food.
  • Bella Java
    314 N Broadway Ave, 541-573-3077. 7:30am-3:30pm. Coffee & sandwich shop.
Services
  • Post Office
    100 S Broadway Ave, Burns, OR 97720, 541-573-1720. 9am-12pm, 12:30-3:30pm.
  • Harney District Hospital
    557 W Washington St, 541-573-7281. www.harneydh.com, open 24 hrs.
  • Shell Gas Station
    51 W Monroe St, 541-573-6316.
  • Napa Auto Parts
    402 W Monroe St, 541-573-2081. 7am-6pm. Heet.
  • Safeway
    246 W Monroe St, 541-573-8580. 6am-11pm.
Lodging
Points of Interest
  • Harney County Historical Museum
    (not on map) 18 W D St, 541-573-5618 www.hchistoricalsociety.com, 10am-4pm. Pioneer period room displays, wagons, guns, period clothing, archaeological exhibit.
  • Oard’s Gallery & Museum 
    42456 Hwy 20 E, 541-493-2535. Free. The arts of nine different Native American tribes are represented at the gallery.

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and map on the Trail Resources page.

Fields

The milkshakes, breakfasts and burgers will call your name as you walk across the Alvord desert. This oasis has everything you need. Food, resupply, great beer on tap, a grill, cozy rooms…we could go on. If you want to stay in Fields it’s best to book early, rooms fill fast!

Lodging/Supplies/Restaurant
  • Fields Station
    22276 Fields Dr., Fields, OR 97710. 541- 495-2275
    Open year round. Store: Mon-Sat 8am-6pm. Sun 9am-5pm. Cafe 8/9 to 4pm. Basic resupply possible. Beer on tap, grill, fantastic milkshakes, liquor store. Rooms avaliable to rent $50+, gas station. Water pump and porta potties outside. Take time to sign the Fields Station register when you are here.
Trail Advocate
  • Looking for advice on logistics or good info on the area? Nancy and Woody have been very helpful to hikers in the past. Shoot them an email or give them a call: cinnamon1916@gmail.com, 541-643-6136.

Denio/Denio Junction

Denio and Denio Junction may not have a lot, but they might just have what you need: a great burger, water spigot outside the library, and a bed for the night. It’s a ways off the ODT, but for a closer lodging option look to the Running G Farm Bunkhouse just a mile north of the trail.

Lodging
  • Running G Farm Bunkhouse
    13549 Fields Denio Rd. just over a mile from ODT. 503-550-4799 . 2 bedrooms, a common area, shared bathroom and kitchenette $85. Call Katie for more details or to book.
  • Denio Junction
    55150 Denio Hwy 140, Denio, NV 89404, 775-941-0171, http://deniojunction.com. 3.5 miles south from ODT. Restaurant, bar & hotel. Open 8am-6pm, bar until 9pm. Rooms have 2 full beds, microwave, fridge, free wifi, on site laundry & in room coffee. $67+ pets ok $10 fee.
Services
  • Denio Library
    775-623-6388, 1-5pm Tues & Thurs, 5-8pm Wed. 1 mile south from ODT. A picnic table, shade and outside water spigot offers a nice spot to take a break from the sun in Denio.

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and map on the Trail Resources page.

McDermitt

You’ve got a casino, restaurant and bar, post office, library, motel and great store with deli, what more could you want in a trail town?
Better yet the McDermitt alternate passes right though town, meaning you won’t have to hitch or walk 9 miles to resupply (see guidebook pg 71).

Shopping
  • Ideal Market/ Texaco
    195 US-95, 775-532-8306. Grocery store, gas, laundry, deli food, butcher. Full resupply possible here. Homemade Basque Chorizos!
Restaurant
  • Say When Casino
    50 US Hwy 95, 775-532-8515. Open 24 hours. Cafe 6am-9pm, bar, casino, wifi.
Lodging
Services
  • McDermitt Library
    135 Oregon Road, 775-532-8014. Tues & Thurs 9am-5pm, Wed 7-9pm.
  • Post Office
    775-532-8557, 9am-12pm, 12:30-3:30pm. General Delivery, McDermitt, NV, 89421.  Must include “Please hold for hiker, & ETA date.” Water is available behind the building.

Rome

Rome is a great place for a break in the Owyhee Canyonlands region. Stay in a cabin, get breakfast or lunch at the grill, grab an ice cream, but don’t count on a full resupply here. You will need to send a resupply box. Rome station can help you find a shuttle for your time in the region, and is a popular put-in for rafting trips on the Owyhee River. **NOTE Rome is on Mountain Standard Time.

Services
  • Rome Station
    3605 Hwy 95 W, Jordan Valley OR 97910 (mailing address) 541-586-2294. 7am-8pm. Cabins, RV/camping, cafe, beer, snacks, wifi, gas. Call to arrange sending a resupply box, but send at least a week in advance, or more. Resupply not possible, but get some snacks and a visit to the grill is worth the stop. Heet is available.
  • Owyhee Adventure Shuttle Service
    Jack Tinges, 541-586-2548, PO Box 171, Jordan Valley, OR 97910

Jordan Valley

Jordan Valley may be 32 miles east from the Oregon Desert Trail as it crosses highway 95 in Rome, but this community offers a few options if you didn’t send a box to Rome. This area is known for its thriving Spanish Basque colony in the late 1800s. No cell reception in Jordan Valley.

Services
  • Shell Station
    801 Main St, 541-586-2244. 9am-5pm.
  • Post Office
    509 Yturri Blvd, Jordan Valley, OR 97910. 541-586-2811, M-F 8am-1pm, 1:30-4:15pm
Restaurants
  • Rockhouse Coffee
    909 US-95, 541-586-2326. 8am-5pm. Coffee shop, ice cream.
  • JV Cafe
    701 Main St, 541-586-2922. American and Basque food.
Lodging
  • Basque Station Motel
    801 Main St., 541-586-2244. No wifi, $54 one bed, $64 two beds.
Shopping
  • Mrs. Z’s Convenience Store
    807 Main St., 541-586-2201. Liquor/beer/wine, a few resupply items available.
  • Ranch Hand Hardware
    700 Main St., 541-586-2227. 9am-4pm, ranchhandhardware@hotmail.com. A few resupply items available.

 

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and map on the Trail Resources page.

Lake Owyhee State Park

Owyhee Reservoir is a 53-mile-long lake, filling a narrow, deep canyon brimming with colorful volcanic rock formations. There are no pay phones or cell reception, so plan ahead!

Camping
  • Indian Creek Campground
    Reserve by phone: 800-452-5687. Open April 15 through Oct. 31, Oct 1-31st camping is a first come-first serve basis. 25 sites with electicity & water, 5 tent sites, hot shower, toilets, water, boat ramp. Camp store has limited hours with ice and some snacks. Hiker/biker $5, tent site $17, electrical site $22.
  • McCormack Campground
    Reserve by phone: 800-452-5687. Open April 15 through Oct. 31, Oct 1-31st camping is a first come-first serve basis. 29 sites with electicity & water, 8 tent sites, 2 tepees (open May 1). Hot shower, toilets, water. Hiker/biker $5, tent site $17, electrical site $22, teepee $41.
Trail Advocates
  • Friends of the Owyhee
    The organization Friends of the Owyhee, is interseted in helping hikers out with logistics in the Owyhee region. Do you need a ride to or from the trail? Help placing a water cache? Need info on the region? Please consider a donation to cover gas as the lake is about an hour from town. Contact for more info: 541-212-1907, owyheefriends@gmail.com, and check out their Facebook group: www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheOwyhee.
  • Owyhee State Park Ranger
    Do you have a question for about the State Park? You can call Lake Owyhee Park Ranger Aaron Raines 541-339-2331 (message phone, someone will get back to you) or email aaron.raines@oregon.gov. Please don’t park in the boat launch area if leaving your car overnight.
  • Steve Silva
    Steve lives near the Owyhee in Homedale, ID and knows the area really well. 208-989-2414, steve@getlostoffroad.com. If you need information, transportation from the terminus or even a shower or place to crash Steve would like to help out!

Adrian

Adrian is the closest town to the Lake Owyhee State Park where you can find the Oregon Desert Trail’s eastern terminus. Stop here for a last minute snack or meal on you way to the trail, or to have a celebratory beer after you finish the route!

Services
  • Post Office
    105 Oregon St, Adrian, OR 97901. 541-372-3959, M-F 8:30am-1pm, 2-5pm.
Shopping
  • True Value
    603 1st St, 541-372-2433,8am-5:30pm.
  • Owyhee Grocery (4 miles N of town)
    2499 Highway 201, Nyssa, 541-372-2121. Small grocery store, gas station, grill.
Restaurant
  • Mirage
    605 1st St, Adrian, 541-372-0150. Breakfast, lunch dinner, cafe with home style cooking, pie, prime rib.

 

 

This page is an excerpt from our Town & Services Guide, see full guide and map on the Trail Resources page.

Vale

Hikers traveling to or from the Owyhee from Bend will pass through Vale. If taking the Point bus, Vale is one of your stops, and 41 miles from the eastern terminus of the ODT. The district BLM office is located here along with a small selection of businesses you may want to visit before or after your hike.

Bus
Restaurants
  • Starlite Cafe
    152 Clark St S, Vale, 541-473-2500. 6am-10pm. American diner.
  • Miracle Eatery
    218 A St W, Vale, 541-473-3925. M-F 11am-2pm, 4:30-9pm. American food, milkshakes!
  • A Street Tavern
    170 A St W, Vale, 541-473-3568, 11:30-2:30am. Bar & grill.
  • Chabelitas Taqueria
    148 A St W, Vale, 541-473-2749, chabelitasvale.com, 11am-9pm.Tacos.
  • Sagebrush Saloon
    197 A St E, Vale, 541-473-3777, sagebrushsaloon.com, 11am-11pm. Bar, hamburgers, great steaks and BBQ.
  • Big Burger
    163 Short St N, Vale, 541-473-2109. rbigburgers.com, 7am-5pm.  You guessed it…burgers!
Lodging
  • Goodrich Hotel
    229 A St W, Vale, 541-216-1675, goodrichhotel.net. $80+.
  • Golden Wheel Motel
    350 A St E, Vale, 541-473-3947.
Services
  • Vale BLM
    100 Oregon St, Vale, 541-473-3144, 7:45am-4:30pm.
  • Sinclair
    151 Smith St N, Vale, 541-473-3269, 5-12am.
  • Cenex
    150 Glenn St. N,Vale, 541-473-2412.
  • Post Office
    Vale, OR 97918, 800-275-8777, M-F 8:30am-4:30pm.
  • Library
    150 A St E, Vale, 541-473-3902, M-F 1-5pm (except Thurs, 6-9pm).
  • US Bank
    264 A St W, Vale, 541-473-3161, M-F 10am-5pm.
  • Umpqua Bank
    150 Longfellow St N, 541-473-3831, M-F 9am-5pm.
Shopping
  • Logans Market
    250 10th St N, Vale, 541-473-3793, logansmarket.com, 7am-10pm. Full grocery store.
  • Malheur Drug
    198 A St W, Vale, 541-473-3333, mygnp.com, 8am-6pm. Drug store, first aid supplies.
  • NAPA Auto Parts
    625 A St W, Vale, 541-473-3289, 7:30am–6pm. Heet.
Point of Interest
  • Stone House Museum
    255 Main St S, Vale, OR 97918, 541-473-2070. March 1 to October 30, Tues-Sat 12:30pm-4pm. The Rinehart Stone House, built in 1872, was the first permanent building in Malheur County. Today, the recently restored Stone House is a museum displaying period relics and photos, along with interpretative exhibits about the Oregon Trail.

Ontario

Ontario, considered the gateway to the Owyhee country, has everything you need before you start, or after you finish your hike on the Oregon Desert Trail. This a small section of Ontario, there are many other businesses and services available.

Bus
  • Point Bus
    Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services, 842 SE 1st Ave., Ontario, 541-382-4193
Lodging
  • Oregon Trail
    92 E Idaho Ave, Ontario, 541-889-8633, www.oregontrailmotel.net. Microwave, fridge, wifi. $70+.
  • Super 8
    615 E Idaho Ave, Ontario, 541-889-9188, wyndhamhotels.com. Wifi, outdoor pool, continental breakfast, wifi. $65+.
  • Holiday Inn
    212 SE 10th St, Ontario, 541-889-7100, ihg.com. Close to bus station. Continental breakfast, wifi, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, laundry. $90+
  • Sleep Inn
    1221 SE 1st Ave, Ontario, 541-881-0007, choicehotels.com. Continental breakfast, wifi, indoor pool, fitness center, laundry. $100+
  • Clarion Inn
    1249 Tapadera Ave, Ontario, 541-889-862, choicehotels.com. Continental breakfast, wifi, outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, laundry. $110+
Restaurants
  • Tandum Brewing
    (at Jolts & Juice not on map) 298 S. Oregon St., Ontario, 541-889-4166. Brewery, 6am-9pm, Sun 7am-6pm.
  • Many choices for food.
Shopping
  • The Outdoorsman
    50 NE 2nd St, Ontario, 541-889-3135, M-F 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Camping supplies.
  • Walgreens
    65 SE Goodfellow St, Ontario, 541-889-6288. walgreens.com, 8am-10pm
  • Walmart
    1775 E Idaho Ave, Ontario, 541-889-7400, walmart.com, 5am-12pm
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
    180 East Ln #9, Ontario, 541-889-5075. M-F 10am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9:30am-8pm.
Services
  • Post Office
    88 SW 2nd Ave, Ontario, 97914, 800-275-8777, M-F 8:30am-5pm, Sat 10am-12pm.
  • Library
    388 SW 2nd Ave, Ontario, 541-889-6371.
Point of Interest
  • 4 Rivers Cultural Center
    676 SW 5th Ave, Ontario, 541-889-8191, 4rcc.com, M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Museum, Japanese Garden and Art Gallery.
Trail Advocates
  • Friends of the Owyhee
    The organization Friends of the Owyhee, is interseted in helping hikers out with logistics in the Owyhee region. Do you need a ride to or from the trail? Help placing a water cache? Need info on the region? Please consider a donation to cover gas as the lake is about an hour from town. Contact for more info: 541-212-1907, owyheefriends@gmail.com, and check out their Facebook group: www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheOwyhee.

 

 

A few places are offering hiker discounts! Look for these spots when you are planning your trip. Do you have a special offer for hikers? Email us to get it listed.

  • Peters Creek OHV Park
    Waypoint CV100. Privately owned campground, contact Dan Damewood at 541-225-8839 or 541-306-0000.
    $5 per site per night. Call ahead to make sure there is a spot available. Indoor lodging available in 2018 (bathroom, shower, kitchen, sleeps 3) ODT hikers get $10 discount. Call for rates. This is a hiker oasis after your dry desert hike so far. Water is available in the campground, porta-potties, secure parking, and a possible solar shower. Will accept food drops ahead of time if you call to make arrangements. Dan is a great source of local cultural and historical information. The Christmas Valley Alternate will bypass Peters Creek OHV Park.
  • Back of Beyond House Rental
    19674 Summit Prairie Rd (FS Rd. 3910), 541-947-5528, www.bobrandr.com. This cozy cabin is off Hwy 140, and would be a great place to stop between Lakeview and Plush or Adel. $125+ Sleeps 4, full kitchen, deck, hammock, BBQ. ONDA members get $25 off your first night! Owners Cam & Christine are very helpful, give them a shout if you have questions about the area.

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