Wild and Scenic Eagle Creek

Wild and scenic Eagle Creek flowing through a pine and fir tree forest


Flowing out of Eagle Lake at 7445 feet, Eagle Creek winds its way through the Eagle Cap Wilderness and eventually to the Forest boundary at 2815 feet. The designated river is 28.9 miles long and goes through National Forest and private lands.




The Wild and Scenic Eagle Creek was congressionally designated in 1988 under the Oregon Omnibus Rivers Act (P.L. 100-557). A total of 4.5 miles was designated as 'wild', 6 miles as 'scenic', and 18.4 miles as 'recreation' river. Current management of the river is directed with the 1993 Eagle Creek Wild and Scenic River Management Plan. The river plan identified outstandingly remarkable values for the river as; scenery, recreation, geology/paleontology, fisheries. and historic cultural resources.

Main Recreation and Access Points

Some of the main recreation sites and access points along the river include:


Eagle Creek is located on the southern side of the Eagle Cap Wilderness, and is 23 miles from  Halfway, Oregon and 51 miles from Baker City, Oregon.

River Management

The Wild and Scenic Eagle Creek is managed by the following management plan and associated documents;

1993 Eagle Creek Wild and Scenic River Management Plan

1994 Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact. (Forest Plan amendment #15) (133 KB)

For More Information

More information about the Wild and Scenic Eagle Creek can be found at the national wild and scenic river website.