Wild and Scenic Eagle Creek
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.
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
- River Management Plan (809 KB)
- Appendix A -Wild and Scenic River Act (706 KB)
- Appendix B - Resource Assessment (1,442 KB)
- Appendix C - Evaluation Procedures (841 KB)
- Appendix D - Eagle Creek Viewshed Corridor analysis (997 KB)
- Appendix E - Glossary of Terms (284 KB)
- Appendix F - References and Bibliography (42 KB)
- Appendix G - Corridor Map (1,274 KB)
- Appendix H - Affected Environment (848 KB)
For More Information
More information about the Wild and Scenic Eagle Creek can be found at the national wild and scenic river website.