Lower Crawfish Lake Trailhead

  

Lower Crawfish Lake Trailhead parking area in the pine forest

The Lower Crawfish Lake Trailhead is a small trailhead that accesses the Crawfish Trail #1606 to Crawfish Lake within North Fork John Day Wilderness.

Located off the Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway, common activities at the trailhead include day hiking up to the lake, and fall hunting.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are needed for this site.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No fee.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Wilderness Regulations apply within North Fork John Day Wildernes.
  • Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang glider and other mechanical equipment is prohibited in the Wilderness area.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (44 miles); La Grande, Oregon (54 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Baker City head north on Highway 30 toward Haines approximately 10 miles; In Haines turn left and follow the Anthony Lake Highway signs (turns into Forest Road 73) for 25 miles to the Anthony Lake Recreation Area; Continue past the Anthony Lakes Recreation Area for about 9.5 miles and turn left into the trailhead parking area.

From La Grande head head south on Interstate 84 for 25 mile to exit 285 in North Powder, Oregon; In North Powder follow the ski area signs on Highway 237 for 4 miles to Ellis Road; Turn left on Ellis Road and go about 1 mile to the Anthony Lake Highway; Turn right and follow the Anthony Lake Highway (becomes Forest Road 73) for 16 miles to the Anthony Lake Recreation Area; Continue past the Anthony Lakes Recreation Area for about 9.5 miles and turn left into the trailhead parking area.


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Amenities

Parking Small gravel parking area for 3-4 vehicles