Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area


Mountain river flowing by cottonwood trees by near Bird Track Springs

The Blue Mountain North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area is situated north of the Anthony Lakes Highway (Forest Road 73) to the Mount Emily area. It includes all of the developed recreation sites and trails in the northern Blue Mountains and those found in the Grande Ronde River Basin west of La Grande, Oregon. This area is mainly administered by the La Grande Ranger District although some of the area north of the Anthony Lakes Highway is administered by the Whitman Ranger District.

Popular recreation areas include the Oregon Trail Interpretive Park at Blue Mountain Crossing, Mt. Emily, Spring Creek Recreation Area, Ladd Canyon, and Beaver Creek.

Local communities that have a variety of services (i.e. fuel, lodging, stores and/or restaurants) are LaGrande, Island City, Elgin, Imbler, Cove, Richland, and Baker City .  These communities are within one hour of this area. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Areas for Mountain Biking at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

Backpacking

Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

OHV Camping

Areas for OHV Camping at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

OHV Trail Riding

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

Picnicking

Areas for Picnicking at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Snowmobiling

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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.384566

  Longitude : 
-118.311872