Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Shaded picnic area. Fishing access on John Day River.

Cons

Adjacent to highway.

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Picnic tables
Fishing

Location

Field Guide

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