Recreation Report - Wallowa Mtns/Eagle Cap

The developed recreation site report provides the current known conditions for the main recreation sites in the Wallowa Mountains- Eagle Cap recreation area. This recreation area includes sites found in south and west of Enterprise/Joseph, Oregon and east of La Grande, Oregon. It includes site from Eagle Creek and Imnaha River, up along to Moss Springs and Catherine Creek over to the Lostine River corridor and all of the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

A recreation site that is shown as 'MAINTAINED' has been inspected by the district recreation manager, the known hazards (e.g. uprooted trees, downed branches, rockslides, damaged structures) have been removed, and annual maintenance tasks have been completed.

  • Hazards may occur at any time so always be prepared for unplanned events. Typical hazards include downed trees, flooded sites, rocks and snow on the road, etc.
  • Please be advised that late spring and early fall snow levels are ever changing and that roads and trails may be covered with snow. Contact your local Ranger District for the most current information on roads and trails.

Campgrounds 

 

Campgrounds

Fee

Maintained

Condition

Arrow Forest Camp

Yes

YES

6/9/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

*water is on across from Lostine Guard Station*

Boulder Park

No

No

6/10/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Boundary

No

YES

5/27/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

 Buck Creek Forest Camp and Trailhead

Yes

No

6/9/2022

 Not maintained for winter season

Canyon Forest Camp

No

YES

5/27/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

 Eagle Forks

Yes

YES

5/25/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Fish Lake

Yes

YES

7/7/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

*water has been turned on*

Hurricane Creek

Yes

YES

5/27/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Irondyke Forest Camp

Yes

YES

6/9/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

McBride

No

NO

6/10/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Moss Springs

Yes

NO

6/9/2022

CAMPGROUND IS STILL CLOSED

 North Fork Catherine Creek

No

YES

6/9/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

 North Fork Catherine Creek Group

No

YES

6/9/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Shady

Yes

NO

6/9/2022

CAMPGROUND IS STILL CLOSED

Camp at your own risk

Tamarack

 Yes

YES

6/10/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

 Turkey Flat Forest Camp

Yes

YES

6/9/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

*water has been turned off for the season*

Two Color

No

YES

6/9/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Two Pan

Yes

NO

6/9/2022

CAMPGROUND IS STILL CLOSED

*water is on across from Lostine Guard Station*

Walla Walla Forest Camp

Yes

YES

5/27/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

West Eagle Horse Camp

 Yes

No

6/9/2022

CAMPGROUND IS STILL CLOSED

Williamson

Yes

YES

5/27/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

 

Day-Use Sites

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Day-Use Site Fee Maintained Conditions

 Bear Creek Trailhead

Yes

YES

5/27/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Bowman-Francis Lake Trailhead

Yes

YES

5/27/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

*water is on across from Lostine Guard Station*

 Catherine Summit Sno-Park

*

No

Road plowed as needed.

Last known plow: 02/18/2021. 

* State Sno-park pass required from November - April

 Clear Creek Sno-Park

 *

Yes

Road plowed as needed.

Last known plow: 02/20/2021. 

*State Sno-park pass required from November - April

 Bear Wallow Trailhead

No

No

6/9/2022

Not maintained

 Deadman Canyon Trailhead No

No

6/9/2022

Not maintained

 

 East Eagle Trailhead

No

No

6/9/2022

Not maintained

 French Camp Picnic Area

No

YES

6/9/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

*water is on across from Lostine Guard Station*

 Hurricane Creek Trailhead

Yes

YES

5/27/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

 Main Eagle Trailhead

Yes

No

6/9/2022

STILL CLOSED

 Maxwell Lake Trailhead

Yes

NO

6/9/2022

STILL CLOSED

*water is on across from Lostine Guard Station*

 McCully Trailhead

Yes

NO

6/9/2022

Not maintained

 Moss Springs Trailhead

Yes

No

6/9/2022

STILL UNDER SNOW

 North Fork Catherine Cr Trailhead

Yes

YES

6/10/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

 Pole Bridge Picnic Area

No

YES

5/27/2022
OPEN FOR THE SEASON

 Rock Springs Trailhead

No

No

Trailhead is not developed and does not receive  maintenance.  If you packed it in, please pack it out.

Salt Creek Summit Sno-Park

*

 

Yes

OPEN

* Oregon State Sno-park pass required from November - April

Two Pan Trailhead

Yes

NO

6/9/2022

Not maintained

*water is on across from Lostine Guard Station*

West Eagle Trailhead and Picnic Area

Yes

No

6/9/2022

Not maintained

 

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