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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Birch Creek Historic Ranch

Vale District  |  OR

Season Dates:  3/15 - 10/15

Fees:  none

Birch Creek Historic Ranch serves as the primary take-out for floaters on the lower section (downstream of Rome, Oregon) of the Owyhee Wild and Scenic River. The Birch Creek Historic Ranch buildings and remains offer a glimpse of the earliest Euro-American settlement in Owyhee Canyon. Camping, fishing, photography, and wildlife viewing are all pleasurable pastimes in this historic setting. A five-unit campground with fire rings and picnic tables is located along the river.

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Activities:

HuntingFishingRaftingGeological SightseeingBotanical SightseeingHistoric Site InvestigationHikingSwimmingHorse Back RidingJeep UseFly FishingWadingCamping

Facilities:

Camp SitesPicnic SitesRestroomsBoat Ramps

Directions:

The Birch Creek Historic Ranch is located in the southeast corner of Oregon in Malheur County. From Highway 95, 8 miles north of Jordan Valley, turn west at the Jordan Craters sign onto Cow Creek Road. Follow Bureau of Land Management Owyhee River access signs 28 miles to the ranch.

Contact Information

100 Oregon St.
Vale, OR 97918
541-473-3144

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