Campgrounds, day use areas reopening in eastern Oregon

A tent stands next to Lake Owyhee at the Indian Creek Campground on June 9. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

A number of previously closed campgrounds and day use areas , including at Owyhee Lake, in eastern Oregon recently reopened to the public, and others will do so in the coming days.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will open campgrounds only when public health guidelines for the county established by the Oregon Health Authority are fulfilled, the “local community agrees” and the “park has enough staff, supplies and equipment to safely open and operate at a basic level,” Lisa Sumption, department director, said in a news release.

State campgrounds at Minam north of La Grande, Hilgard Junction near La Grande, Catherine Creek near Union and Clyde Holliday near John Day opened on May 29.

Lake Owyhee State Park reopened on . . .