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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

Recreation Sites

Recreational activities within the Vale District are plentiful. From the rugged Owyhee Canyon in the south to the top of Lookout Mountain near Baker City, there are opportunities for quiet reflection, arduous physical challenges, and family adventures, such as wild horse viewing in the Cold Springs Herd Management Area .

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Site Name and Description Activities Facilities
Birch Creek Historic Ranch

Fees: none

Birch Creek Historic Ranch

Birch Creek Historic Ranch serves as the primary take-out for floaters on the lower section (downstream of Rome, Oregon) of the Owyhee ...   more>>

Botanical Sightseeing Rafting Fishing Fly Fishing Geological Sightseeing Hiking Historic Site Investigation Horse Back Riding Hunting Jeep Use Swimming Wading Camping Boat Ramps Camp Sites Picnic Sites Restrooms
Jordan Craters

Fees: No Fees.

Jordan Craters

Coffee Pot Crater, the only feature to which there is vehicle access, covers about two-thirds of a square mile and is a well-preserved,...   more>>

Geological Sightseeing Hiking
Leslie Gulch

Fees: No Fees.

Leslie Gulch

Amazing volcanic ash tuff formations, rare plants, watchable wildlife, interesting history, and a multitude of recreation activities ...   more>>

Botanical Sightseeing Fishing Geological Sightseeing Hiking Camping Boat Ramps Camp Sites Interpretive Trail Picnic Sites Restrooms (Accessible)
Owyhee Wild and Scenic River

Fees: No Fees.

Owyhee Wild and Scenic River

Floating along the Owyhee River in Oregon, you pass through astonishing high desert canyonlands with thousand foot rhyolite cliffs ...   more>>

Botanical Sightseeing Rafting Fishing Geological Sightseeing Hiking Hunting Swimming Watchable Wildlife Camping Camp Sites Picnic Sites Trails
Spring Recreation Site

Fees: $5 per vehicle per night, $2 day use fee

Spring Recreation Site

Within this site is Brownlee Reservoir of the Snake River, known for large channel catfish, abundant crappie, and good bass fishing.   more>>

Rafting Fishing Camping Boat Ramps (Accessible) Camp Sites Restrooms (Accessible) Drinking Water
Swedes Landing

Fees: none

Swedes Landing

Small, primitive campground next to Brownlee Reservoir, with restrooms. No potable water or hookups available.   more>>

Fishing Hiking Hunting Motorboating Camping Boat Ramps Camp Sites Restrooms (Accessible)
Virtue Flat OHV Area

Fees: none

Virtue Flat OHV Area

Set amongst rolling sagebrush hills and rocky terrain with excellent views of the Elkhorn and Wallowa mountains, this popular OHV (off-highway ...   more>>

Jeep Use Mountain Biking Motocycle Trail Off-Highway Vehicle OHV Area Restrooms
Wallowa and Grande Ronde Wild and Scenic Rivers

Fees: No fees.

Wallowa and Grande Ronde Wild and Scenic Rivers

For a scenic float trip with family and friends, try exploring the remote Wallowa and Grande Ronde rivers. Boaters will enjoy the slow ...   more>>

Botanical Sightseeing Rafting Fishing Fly Fishing Geological Sightseeing Hiking Hunting Swimming Wading Watchable Wildlife Camping Camp Sites
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