Anson Wright Park

CAMPGROUND OPENS
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

DEBIT & CREDIT CARDS FOR RESERVATIONS ONLY
wood, maps, wash rack, etc. require
cash, check or money order

NO ATM ON SITE

OFFICE - New Look

The office, and restooms may appear a little different if you didn't visit the park last year. There was a new roof installed, as well as some interrior upgrades to help make the structure more energy efficient.

POND - UPDATE

The pond will be available for the public and campers to enjoy once the park opens for the camping season in May 2017.

Anson Wright Park Information

Anson Wright is part of the Morrow County Parks system that is adjacent to Rock Creek. This park provides a quiet, relaxing atmosphere for camping and recreation. Guests often report seeing wildlife as they cross through the park.

Anson Wright Memorial Park was land originally owned by the Wright Family. The family generously donated the land to the County and the Park opened in 1967 for camping. The park offers a variety of camping from primitive tent camping, full RV hook-ups and a small cabin.

Things to do and see

Morrow/Grant County OHV Park is located 6 miles from the park and approximately 30 miles from the John Day River. The OHV Park offers an area where All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) can go and ride on the trail system for the day and then return to Anson Wright for a quiet peaceful nights rest. Park guests can go to the river to float the river or just enjoy it from the bank and fish during the day, to return to the park and cook their day’s bounty and tell stories while sitting around a campfire.

Anson Wright Park Bulletins

2017 - Solar Eclipse

AUGUST 21, 2017

Time is fast approaching when a solar eclipse will be taking place and moving over 14 US states from coast to coast. This event marks 99 years since a total eclipse has made its way across the country from the Pacific to Atlantic. The path will arch across the United States from Oregon to the southeastern coast of South Carolina.

A total eclipse occurs as the moon passes in front of the sun. For approximately two and half hours (start to finish) on the morning of the eclipse daytime will gradually give way to dusk and then darkness and back to light again. During any one eclipse, totality occurs in a narrow foot print on the Earth's surface. The southern portion of Morrow County where the Morrow/Grant County OHV Park lies is within this path.

Many visitors will be traveling in and through the area in the days before and after the eclipse. Local officials urge county residents to be prepared. If you are planning to travel, EXPECT DELAYS. Make sure you have a full tank of gas and basic supplies in the vehicle such as food and water in case you become stuck in traffic. You may experience longer lines, crowds and lengthier wait times at businesses you frequent. Plan to do your traveling and shopping several days PRIOR to the eclipse so you are stocked up. By shopping early for your essential items food, medications, water and fuel, you will be ready and the local stores can restock for visitors.

Campfire Restrictions

Image: Campfires AllowedCAMPFIRES PERMITTED DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY

THIS MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME please check with camphost at check-in to see if situation has changed as the web site may be out of date.

CAMPFIRES ALLOWED in DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY at Anson Wright Park, Cutsforth Park or OHV Park. NOTE: there are some campsites within these parks that campfires are NOT permitted. CHECK with camphost or reservation department for more infomration on the campsites affected.

With extreame fire conditions at an all time high, and fire crew resources at an all time low make sure that if you do have a fire it is DEAD OUT if not being attended. This includes night when you turn in for the day. If camp fires are left unattended you may be warned or even fined for leaving an unattended fire.

Morrow County Parks campfires are based off of the permits issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry and permission may change at any time dependant of weather and fire hazard conditions. Upon check-in with the camp host ask to see if still permitted.

 

Anson Wright Park Guestbook

We're glad you are here. We hope that you found our website and parks to be user-friendly and useful, and we love to hear feedback from our users on what you liked and what you’d like to see more of in the future. (Please stay tuned while we update the ability to sign our guestbook.)

We hope to see you real soon at one of our parks.

Jul. 6, 2014 from Pam Bolton

I've not been here - just found the website. Anson Wright was married to my great grandmother's...

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Jun. 20, 2014 from Mach Myovich

I've never been to the park before (Anson Wright), but will be there on June 28th for a couple...

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May. 15, 2011 from John Huffman

My wife and I belong to the sand duces club and stayed at ansonwright and rode with our group in...

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