If you're planning a pet-friendly camping vacation in eastern Oregon, Farewell Bend State Recreation Area might just be the paw-fect destination. Located on the Oregon/Idaho border, the park boasts a desert landscape nestled alongside Snake River's Brownlee Reservoir. Better yet, it also features a pet-friendly campground and an off-leash pet exercise area where your furry friend can stretch their legs.
If you're a history buff, you'll find historic markers and interpretive displays all around the site, providing fascinating information on Farewell Bend's role and importance on the Oregon Trail. If water-based recreation is more your speed, the reservoir offers excellent fishing, water skiing, and boating. Throw horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, abundant native wildlife, and spectacular scenery into the mix, and you've got plenty to keep the whole family entertained!
Farewell Bend's campground is open from March 1 to November 30 and features multiple accommodation options spread across three loops. You can take your pick from 91 electrical sites with water, 30 tent sites with water nearby, a hiker/biker camp and two log cabins (only one of the cabins is pet-friendly).
While a daily parking permit in Farewell Bend State Recreation Area will set you back $5, accommodation costs vary depending on the type of site you select. Tent sites are $18 per night and electrical sites are $26 per night, while a stay in the pet-friendly rustic cabin costs $56 per night.
If you're camping with your pet, please note that pets must be physically restrained at all times when not confined in a vehicle or tent, except when in the pet exercise area. Leashes must be no longer than six feet. You must also take care to dispose of your pet's waste whenever necessary.
Apart from that, all that's left to do is explore and enjoy this beautiful recreation area.