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Shady Grove Recreation Site

John Day + Blue Mountains Area, Oregon

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  • Shady Grove Recreation Site on the John Day River.- Shady Grove Recreation Site
  • Shady Grove Recreation Site on the John Day River.- Shady Grove Recreation Site
  • Shady Grove Recreation Site on the John Day River.- Shady Grove Recreation Site
  • Shady Grove Recreation Site on the John Day River.- Shady Grove Recreation Site
  • Shady Grove Recreation Site on the John Day River.- Shady Grove Recreation Site
  • Shady Grove Recreation Site on the John Day River.- Shady Grove Recreation Site
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Shaded picnic area. Fishing access on John Day River.
Cons: 
Adjacent to highway.
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Region:
John Day + Blue Mountains Area, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Situated on the banks of the John Day River halfway between Spray and Kimberly, Oregon, Shady Grove Recreation Site is a modest little roadside park. For those visiting in mid-summer, however, the thick grove of cottonwood trees offers welcome relief from the Central Oregon sun in a landscape where shade can be difficult to find.

With access to the Wild and Scenic John Day River, this Bureau of Land Management park offers a few picnic tables and a vault toilet for the weary traveler, but no overnight camping.

If you are looking for overnight accommodations, consider Lone Pine and Big Bend Recreation Site 8 miles further east on Highway 402, or venture west to Spray Waterfront Park, which maintains six walk-in campsites.

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(3 within a 30 mile radius)

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(5 within a 30 mile radius)

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