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Magone Lake Group Campout 3 nighter (Friday thru Sunday night)

  • Aug 15, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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Hosts: Oakley Taylor This campout needs a co-host. Let the leadership team know if you are interested in volunteering.

Overview:

Magone Lake Campground is situated along its namesake lake in the northern reaches of Malheur National Forest in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking.

Natural Features:

The campground is set in a forest of Engelmann spruce and ponderosa pine. Magone Lake covers about 50 acres and features both deep holes of up to 100 feet and shoals on the north side. Geologists believe Magone Lake was created by a landslide in the early 1800s. It is located in the southern reaches of the Malheur National Forest.

Recreation:

The Magone Lake area offers swimming, fishing, hiking and mountain biking opportunities. The lake contains eastern brook and rainbow trout. A boat ramp is available on-site. Visitors also enjoy viewing wildflowers and interesting geology throughout the region.

Facilities:

The campground offers both a picnic shelter and overnight campsite for groups to reserve. These sites can accommodate up to 75 people each. Individual family sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We have the group site reserved for this campout. It is to your left as you approach the lake (across the road and slightly uphill from the lake).



Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Activities and Amenities - Within Facility - Accessible Fishing Dock Accessible Parking Accessible Picnic Areas Accessible Picnic Shelters Accessible Sites Beach Access Birding Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Boating Campfire Circles Drinking Water Fishing and Fishing Pier Group Camping Hiking Host Hunting Mountain BikingPaved RoadsVault Toilets

Know Before You Go: No hookups available.



Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time with everyone even though it was a short trip. I really enjoyed the conversations around the campfire, the kayaking, and the shared friendship with everyone.

    1 · August 19, 2014

    • Sue B.

      I'm glad you came, sorry I missed Sunday's activities with you all.

      August 20, 2014

  • Sue B.

    It was a fantastic trip!

    1 · August 19, 2014

  • Robin W.

    Too bad Magone Lake is becoming more shallow with the years. Oakley was the Hostess with the mostest! I think we all had an enjoyable time despite the long drive to the venue. Warm & sunny weather cooperated so we were able to hike around the lake & paddle our kayaks. A bonus for me was paying a visit to the Painted Hills, a place on my bucket list, on the way home. I do see why it's one of Oregon's 7 Wonders. Absolutely breathtaking.

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • Robin W.

    Too bad Magone Lake is becoming more shallow with the years. Oakley was the Hostess with the mostest! I think we all had an enjoyable time despite the long drive to the venue. Warm & sunny weather cooperated so we were able to hike around the lake & paddle our kayaks. A bonus for me was paying a visit to the Painted Hills, a place on my bucket list, on the way home. I do see why it's one of Oregon's 7 Wonders. Absolutely breathtaking.

    August 18, 2014

  • Robin W.

    Will be there tomorrow. Was planning on heading up today but had to help out a friend with his car issue so was delayed leaving. Carol & I are planning on caravaning there in the morning- see you ladies then :)

    August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't make it ...sick horse --- not real bad , but enough to scratch the trip look forward to hearing all about it !

    August 14, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    Okay, Sharleen, I won't bring the pasta salad. Still bringing dessert. I am heading out in a few hours so when you guys get there, look for me to me at the lake with Sagie girl, my german shepherd. This is my last posting and I don't have a Smart or I phone but I do have a regular phone. 541.390.6250. Doubtful we will get a signal out there. Sue, I expect to be out there tonight before 5 p.m. So here we go. Hopefully I won't be forgetting anything. At this point, phonecalls will be the only way to get through to me, at least until I get past John Day and out into the woods. I am definitely looking forward to seeing all you gals there. Our group will be small but MIGHTY! (as Michael McDonald said at his concert) :-)

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gosh you guys I wish I could go...you will have so much fun...it is fun just to read and hear the excitement in everyone's voices. Fun, fun, fun!

    1 · August 13, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Well..., is there's a Garage sale sign, all bets are off!

    2 · August 13, 2014

    • Robin W.

      I'm with you on that one ;-)

      August 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, forgot the sour cream also. By the way, Thanks Barb Caruso for stepping up and organizing trips. You go girl! How is Niki's foot?

    1 · August 11, 2014

    • Robin W.

      Sue, I have the utmost confidence in you- even as blonde as you are ;-)

      August 13, 2014

    • Sue B.

      we

      August 13, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Sally and Carol, you will certainly be missed! Hopefully we'll see you at Waldo Lake...
    Hey, I guess this means we go BYOP, bring your own potatoes....I can pick up some and bring them so no one is left potatoless...I'm sure that's a real word....

    August 12, 2014

    • Sue B.

      Yes I am! Or, yes, I yam...?

      1 · August 13, 2014

    • Robin W.

      You yam what you yam and that's all that you yam...

      August 13, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Oakley, what time are you getting there on Thursday? I'm shooting for 5 pm, but it's hard to say, not sure really how to get there from P-Town, even following the directions...! I decided to bring the little trailer after all, so I'll be going slower. That's a good thing..!

    August 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oakley, I will bring a pasta salad instead of you. You have already done enough.Plus mine will be gluten free but still tasty. I will bring stuff to go in a leafy green salad also.

    August 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not sure what time I will get there on Friday night, as I do not get off work until 5:00. So do not count me in for dinner. I look forward to seeing everyone. It looks like a small group. It will be a lot of fun. Maybe someone might be interested in showing me how to fish. (Hint, Hint)

    August 13, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    Robin, it sounds like you have some key ingredients for everything! I think dump cake would be great! I am going to pick out a dessert tonight. Did I mention I am also bringing 2 bottles of rum for mojitos? Hopefully that will be enough. I think the weather will be straightened out by Friday. Regardless, I hit the road tomorrow with Sagie girl. I will bring my raft and it can fit several people. Carol, will you be bringing all the potatoes for everyone? If that is the case, I might also bring a pasta salad as well. I will bring a loaf of bread for the french toast on Sunday morning and syrup. And Barb, hope your friends surgery went well and you will be able to join us.

    August 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be bringing 10 big potatoes so if some extra people show up there will be enough. I am going to make grilled peaches to with the granola. I found a great recipe for them and it sounds wonderful.

      August 13, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    Just read down a little. Oooops. Yummy, sour cream and shredded cheese. Way to go, Sharleen. One thing about us gals; we will never starve in the woods. Hope all of you have a great day.

    August 12, 2014

    • Robin W.

      What else is needed? I was thinking of trying to make & bring a blackberry dump cake. Craisins for granola. Fresh broccoli for potatoes? What's needed for salad?

      August 12, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Oops! Wrong Carol, guess I don't need to bring the potatoes!

    1 · August 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wishing I was able to go on this trip, but it's not in the cards. I'll miss all of you--I hope your trip is fantastic! Please keep in touch!

    August 12, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    Sorry to hear, Sally. Hopefully we still have a pretty good core group going. I will be leaving the day after tomorrow and am hoping to see the rest out there. If there are any questions, please let me know soon since I am almost sure we won't get a signal out there. Carol, you are a sweetheart for bringing the potatoes! I am making a bean chili for the topping along with bacon bits and butter. Also I made the homemade granola and a couple quarts of almond milk. I will pick up dessert and a few last minute things tomorrow. I am also making home made sprouts for the salad. I am definitely getting excited about going.

    August 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you.

    August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to have to back out of this trip. I was really looking forward to it. Having some back issues that seem to be taking forever to get better. Nothing serious but think it may be too long a trip right now. I'll be thinking of you all. Have a great time!!

    August 11, 2014

    • Robin W.

      Will miss seeing you, Sally. I have had those back issues & they're no fun. Take care & hopefully we'll see you at Waldo next month.

      August 11, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Sharleen, What I hear you saying is that you are going to cut the cheese...?!! Ha! Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    1 · August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK Sue, exnay on the cheese for me.

    August 11, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Hey Sharleen, save your cheese-I purchased some for the potatoes (see earlier comments below) already. Love the sour cream and potatoes...tummy is rumbling already!

    August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring red onions for potato bar, corn chips and shredded cheese. I can bring cabbage and carrots (home grown) for a salad.Blueberries for granola.

    August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to volunteer to bring the guest of honor for the potato bar. I will bring baking potatoes and salsa. Looking at the head count as of 8/10/14 there are 8 people signed up to go to Magone Lake. I will be buying the potatoes on Wednesday after work and will check the head count for potatoes before I leave for work on Wednesday morning.

    August 10, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    Hi gals. Just to let you all know that I am making the base of the granola recipe, homemade. It will incorporate oats, butter, honey, coconut, bran and probably wheat germ. Suggestions might be blueberries, (Sue has the peaches) and any dried or fresh fruit. I am bringing almond milk and pumpkin seeds as well. For the potato bar, I am bringing bacon bits, butter and chili. Suggestions might be shredded cheese and sour cream. If someone wants to bring a pasta salad, that would be great. As usual, desserts are always welcome. I am bring 2 bottles of rum and mint and limes for mojitos. For salad, I am bringing olive, artichoke hearts, cheese and home grown salad. Suggestions might be tomotoes and perhaps meat if so desired or cucumbers, hard boiled eggs, other veggies including onions, cabbage, carrots, etc. Whatever you guys would like to eat. I am sure we will have plenty. I am also bringing feta cheese dressing.

    August 9, 2014

  • Sue B.

    I will be bringing some grated cheese for the potatoes, and chives too. For the granola I'll bring some peaches! Not sure about the salad, guess it will be a surprise!

    August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK you FISHING FOOLS!!! I just got an email from Ken, the forest service fisherman and he suggests we use firetiger spoons, also orange and silver-hammered and brass; Panther Martins and worms floated off the bottom from shore.

    I do hope to be there with my worms!!!

    August 7, 2014

    • Robin W.

      Just try to 'worm' your way in... ;-)

      August 7, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    I posted information under "Discussions" .
    Content is too long so the information about food and entertainment for Magone Lake will be posted there.

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • Barb C.

    Thanks for changing your RSVP. It's a group campground so there's no problem with coming if it works out for you to make it.

    July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    (See the discussions page--I'd still like to come, but work says I may need to be in Seattle at that time. If I'm back, I'll try to re-sign up if its an option at that time.

    July 18, 2014

  • Sue B.

    Yes, I got some good scratches last year on truck and trailer while backing over my fig tree...I had to buy a new fig after that! It's all part of that evil learning curve ...

    June 22, 2014

  • Sue B.

    it sounds like we are all having issues this year, but I agree with Barb in that it feels better when we are amongst friends in camping therapy! I do understand the financial pinches though, hate when that happens...! I hope you can make it, but understand if it doesn't work out.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    If you would like to be a co-host to the Magone Lake camp out, that is great. We will have to get together before hand to plan things out. Have you ever been there? You can contact me directly to arrange a meeting to discuss details.
    [masked]

    June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just made my rez for East Lake. Is this one a group site and I do not need to make individual rez? I'm a tad confused. I'm really excited about this one!

    June 18, 2014

    • Robin W.

      Ergo...no need for reservations as we're/you're covered as long as you have paid your dues for 2014. This is what our dues covers, the group camps.

      June 18, 2014

    • Barb C.

      Barbara-I sent you an e-mail regarding East Lake. I hope it clears things up for you. If not, call me @(541)[masked]

      June 20, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    Wish I was, Sue, but family requests for my presence has taken precedent. I will be catching up, though, and hopefully you will all have a great time. Even without me. :-(

    June 20, 2014

  • Sue B.

    It sounds like you feel about Magone the way I feel about Timothy Lake! Are you going to Timothy next week?

    June 19, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    I give my personal guarentee that everyone will fall in love with the place. :-)

    June 19, 2014

  • Sue B.

    How exciting, it sounds like my kind of place!

    June 19, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    For Magone, I will be going up on Thursday, August 14, the day before. It is an incredible place and probably my favorite place in all of Oregon to camp. By August, the lake water is warm enough to swim in. The fishing is great. The trail around the lake can be done in about 40 minutes and there are otters that swim around the lake in the evening. Not a big commercial place and small; only 19 camping sites so it's great that we have the group site. No reservations as far as I know. So incredible and very cool.

    June 19, 2014

  • Oakley T.

    East Lake is not the same place as Magone Lake.

    June 18, 2014

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    EVENT HOST
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