Sunday, October 20, 2013

Campground Review: Emigrant Lake County Park, Ashland, OR

Emigrant Lake County Park lies just a few miles South of Ashland, OR, nestled in rolling hills and with enough distance from Interstate 5 that you can only hear it in the early morning hours when you run outside to catch photos of the glorious sunrise.

Roads and sites are paved, each site has a picnic table and fire pit/BBQ and decent separation from your neighbor. The 32 full hookup sites are arranged on two tiers, one tier next to the lake and the other above it with excellent views as well. All sites have wonderful, unobstructed views.

When we arrived the wind was extremely strong and the prime site (#21, best views and seclusion) was reserved for part of our stay. We chose site #25, higher up the hill with less view of the low water level and more views of trees turning colors and the rolling hills surrounding us.

Amenities include restrooms/showers, all water activities, and, in the summer, a water park. We had decent 4G Verizon signal using our booster during our stay. Rate for full hookups is $30/night.

Rosie enjoyed exploring the trails down to the long shoreline, though we had to be careful to avoid the stickery weeds that were all over the place. Dogs are allowed in the campground but not in the day use areas of the park.

The lake level is very low right now but we still saw lots of folks enjoying the water each day; including swimmers, canoes and kayaks, rowing clubs, SUP, fishing boats and even water skiers. In mid October during a five night stay there were only a handful of other rigs in the park. This is probably a very quiet park at night year round, but with the low usage right now it was incredibly peaceful during our stay. We would absolutely stay here again.

We are in site #25.

As you can see the campground is really busy...not!

Our picnic table and firepit are behind the rig.



  1. Definitely will put this one on the short list for Ashland!

  2. We arrived today and are in #20 (someone else has #21). This place is great even in rainy November!