Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area


Mountain Lake in foreground and double tipped peak in distance

The Southern Elkhorn Mountain/Powder River Basin recreation area is located south of the Anthony Lakes Highway (Forest Road 73) to the Monument Rock Wilderness area. It includes all of the developed recreation sites and trails in the Blue and Elkhorn Mountains generally west of Baker City and Unity, Oregon.

Popular recreation areas include Anthony Lakes, Phillips Lake, North Fork John Day Wilderness (Baldy Unit), the Elkhorn Scenic Byway, the North Fork John Day River, the North Powder Wild and Scenic River, Dooley Mountain, Monument Rock Wilderness, the North and South Forks of Burnt River, the campgrounds along Highway 26, and Camp Creek. It also includes parts of the old Baker and Unity Ranger Districts that have been incorporated into the Whitman Ranger District.

Local communities that have a variety of services (i.e. fuel, lodging, stores and/or restaurants) are Baker City, Sumpter, Granite, Unity, Greenhorn and Haines. These communities are within one hour of the recreation area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area

Ice Fishing

Areas for Ice Fishing at Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area

Backpacking

Areas for Backpacking at Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting

Game Bird/Waterfowl

OHV Camping

Areas for OHV Camping at Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area

OHV Trail Riding

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.684127

  Longitude : 
-118.028205