Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site is an oasis along the sparkling John Day River and a base camp for exploring the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness and the region’s many historical sites.
The park features a year-round picnic area and a small seasonal campground with two tepees available for rent. The park’s tall, willowy cottonwood trees provide shade and serenity. Surrounded on all sides by some of Oregon’s most pristine wilderness areas, the park is home to a variety of wildlife, including the majestic Rocky Mountain elk and mule deer. Fall visitors can experience the thrill of seeing steelhead rush upriver to spawn. A nature trail begins near the tepee parking area and follows the tree-shaded riverbank, leading to a small pond perfect for wildlife viewing.
Camping is typically open March 1–Nov. 30. Sites feel secluded, thanks to trees and vegetation. Note: Mosquitoes are especially active during May through July.
Campsites and teepees are reservable up to six months in advance for the 2023 season. Find reservation link at the top of the page.
- 31 electrical sites with water
- Hiker/biker camp
- Hot showers and flush toilets
- Firewood and ice sales
- RV dump station
- Horseshoe pits
- Outdoor amphitheater with summer interpretive programs