The day-use area is open with reduced services. Pack out trash. Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if full. Facilities may close without notice.
Some services are reduced:
The information below applies to pre-COVID-19 operations.
Think of Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site as an oasis. Its tall, willowy cottonwood trees provide shade and serenity. Each campsite is clothed with a variety of trees and other plants to give you that private, secluded feeling. The park borders the beautiful John Day River and is surrounded on all sides by some of Oregon's most pristine wilderness areas. You're as likely to have wildlife neighbors as human ones: the majestic Rocky Mountain elk and mule deer are frequent visitors. You can experience the thrill of seeing steelhead rush upriver to spawn. The park lies in the shadow of the Strawberry Mountain Range just a short drive away.
Note to visitors: Mosquitoes are especially active during May-July. Please prepare accordingly!
The land was purchased in 1971 from Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Holliday and by a transfer from the Department of Transportation in 1976.