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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

Recreation Sites

Recreation opportunities in southeast Oregon are plentiful and widespread. Popular activities include camping, picnicking, sightseeing, and exploring the open country on foot and horseback. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are winter favorites at higher elevations. Visitors also enjoy biking mountain roads, photographing landscapes, wildlife and wildflowers, and taking long weekends for backpacking. Many take a few hours for auto touring while others occupy weeks at a time hunting for big game, several upland and migratory bird species and abundant coyotes to name a few. Anglers head to the Donner und Blitzen River and Mann, Fish, and Wildhorse Lakes, and Chickahominy, Moon, Krumbo, and Warm Springs Reservoirs. Visiting special places like Riddle Brothers Ranch, the Kiger Wild Horse Viewing Area, the historic P Ranch and Sod House Ranch, the Alvord Desert, Diamond Craters Outstanding Natural Area, and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is also must. Some activities, such as motorized access for winter recreation and organized group functions, may require a special-use permit from the BLM.

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Site Name and Description Activities Facilities
Alvord Desert

Fees: Use fee at the Alvord Hot Springs - visit www.alvordhotsprings.com for current rates

Alvord Desert

The Alvord playa is a popular venue for land sailing, driving, and camping. Sore travelers will find sweet solace at Alvord Hot Springs ...   more>>

Wild Horse Viewing Horse Back Riding Hunting Watchable Wildlife Off-Highway Vehicle
Big Indian Gorge Trail

Fees: none

Big Indian Gorge Trail

The Big Indian Gorge Trail begins at the back of South Steens Campground. The hike is 8 miles to the headwall of the gorge and passes ...   more>>

Cross-Country Skiing Hiking Horse Back Riding Trails
Blitzen River Trail

Fees: none

Blitzen River Trail

The Blitzen River Trail takes off from the southern tip of Page Springs Campground at the base of Steens Mountain. The trail follows ...   more>>

Fishing Fly Fishing Hiking Horse Back Riding Wading Trails
Chickahominy Reservoir and Campground

Fees: $8.00 fee is per vehicle, per night

Chickahominy Reservoir and Campground

Chickahominy Reservoir has an outstanding trout fishery. In addition to 28 designated camp sites, camping and picnicking are also allowed ...   more>>

Rafting Fishing Motorboating Watchable Wildlife Camping Boat Ramps Camp Sites (Accessible) Picnic Sites Restrooms (Accessible) Drinking Water (Accessible)
Diamond Craters Outstanding Natural Area

Fees: none

Diamond Craters Outstanding Natural Area

Diamond Craters, an Outstanding Natural Area of 17,000 acres, has some of the most diverse basaltic volcanic features in the nation ...   more>>

Geological Sightseeing Historic Site Investigation Watchable Wildlife Interpretive Trail
Fish Lake Campground

Fees: Fee is $8.00 per vehicle, per night

Fish Lake Campground

Fish Lake Campground is located on Steens Mountain, approximately 20 miles from the town of Frenchglen by way of the Steens Mountain ...   more>>

Canoeing Fishing Hiking Swimming Wading Watchable Wildlife Camping Boat Ramps (Accessible) Camp Sites (Accessible) Restrooms (Accessible) Trails Drinking Water (Accessible)
Jackman Park Campground

Fees: Fee is $6.00 per vehicle, per night

Jackman Park Campground

Jackman Park Campground is located on Steens Mountain at approximately 7800-foot elevation. Jackman Park is a small 6-site camp located ...   more>>

Fishing Hiking Hunting Wading Watchable Wildlife Camping Camp Sites Picnic Sites Restrooms (Accessible)
Kiger Gorge Overlook

Fees: none

Kiger Gorge Overlook

Kiger Gorge Overlook provides a prime veiwing opportunity for one of the most remarkable geologic landscapes in the Northwest. During ...   more>>

Hiking
Kiger Wild Horse Viewing Area

Fees: none

Kiger Wild Horse Viewing Area

Southeastern Oregon is home to the Kiger Mustangs, considered one of the most pure herds of Spanish Mustangs in the west today. Visitors ...   more>>

Hiking Wild Horse Viewing Interpretive Trail
Little Blitzen Gorge Trail

Fees: none

Little Blitzen Gorge Trail

The Little Blitzen Gorge Trail is 8.5 miles to the headwall of Little Blitzen Gorge with the last mile becoming a cross-country adventure.   more>>

Cross-Country Skiing Hiking Horse Back Riding Snowshoeing Trails
Mann Lake Recreation Site

Fees: none

Mann Lake Recreation Site

Located below the east face of Steens Mountain, Mann Lake attracts anglers as much for its remote, rugged splendor as for its abundant ...   more>>

Fishing Hiking Hunting Wading Watchable Wildlife Restrooms Restrooms (Accessible)
Moon Reservoir

Fees: none

Moon Reservoir

Moon Reservoir provides quality sport fishing and recreational activities. There is a loading dock for small size boats, parking, and ...   more>>

Fishing Motorboating Watchable Wildlife Boat Ramps Restrooms
Oregon's Wild Horse Corral Facility

Fees: none

Oregon

The spirited wild horses that roam in 21 separate herd areas in Oregon are part of the character and history of the west. Visitors ...   more>>

Wild Horse Viewing Information Booth Restrooms
Page Springs Campground

Fees: Fee is $8.00 per vehicle per night

Page Springs Campground

Page Springs Campground is located at the base of Steens Mountain, just 3 miles from the town of Frenchglen at 4,200-foot elevation.   more>>

Fishing Fly Fishing Hiking Horse Back Riding Watchable Wildlife Camping Camp Sites (Accessible) Picnic Sites (Accessible) Restrooms (Accessible) Trails (Accessible) Drinking Water (Accessible)
Pike Creek Trail

Fees: none

Pike Creek Trail

If snow and rain prevent you from getting up to the north, south, and west sides of Steens Mountain, head to the east side where access ...   more>>

Hiking Horse Back Riding Trails
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