Kids playing in the water near a canoe at Phillips LakeAlthough visitors are often seen wading and swimming in lakes, streams and rivers on the Forest, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest only has one designated swimming area at Phillips Lake. This swimming area has been roped off yet does not have a lifeguard on duty.

Be careful around forest lakes, streams and rivers. These water are usually very cold throughout the Summer, and the swift flow or floating debris can present a dange...

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Swimming Areas

  • Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area area description
  • Union Creek Boat Launch
  • Union Creek Campground

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities