Anthony Lakes Boat Launch

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Small concrete boat ramp at Anthony Lake surrounded by pine trees

The Anthony Lakes Boat Launch is a small concrete single-lane ramp located at Anthony Lake. This picturesques lake offers excellent fly and lure fishing from shore, boat or float tube.

The lake is stocked several times each summer with rainbow trout by Oregon Department of Fish and Game. Brook trout live in the lake as well.

Electric motor boats, and non-motorized craft such as canoes, kayaks, rowboats, float tubes are allowed on the lake.

Located nearby are Anthony Lakes Picnic Area and Campground.

Mountain Lake in foreground and double tipped peak in distance Small concrete boat ramp at Anthony Lake surrounded by pine trees Hiking trail along the Anthony Lake in the forest Accessible toilet at Anthony Lake Campground Trail bridge around Anthony Lake with mountain peak in background

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees 2018 Day-Use fees: 
  • Day-use vehicles and use of boating facility = $4.
Discounts are subject to the terms of the passes, and policies of the Concession operator. For visitors with an Interagency Senior Passes, Interagency Access Passes, Golden Age Passport or Golden Access Passport the discount fees are:
  • Day-use vehicles =$2
  • Day-use vehicles with Interagency Military passes = free
Open Season: June
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. The Recreation Site Concessionaire also has rules of use posted for the site. Only electric motor boats, and non-motorized craft are allowed on the lake. State boating rules:  The Oregon State Marine Board has administrative rules for boaters on Anthony Lake. (ORS 250-020-0013 ) No person shall operate a motorboat, except those propelled by electric motors on: : Anthony Lake
Closest Towns: Baker City (35 miles) and La Grande (45 miles) Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information


The parking area and toilet are accessible at this site.

Additional information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests


From Baker City, OR, head north on Highway 30 toward Haines approximately 10 miles; In Haines turn left and follow the Anthony Lake Highway signs (turns into Forest Road 73) for 25 miles to the Anthony Lake Recreation Area. Turn left into the Anthony Lake Campground and follow the road around to the left to the boat launch.

From La Grande, OR, head south on Interstate 84 for 25 mile to exit 285 inNorth Powder, Oregon; In North Powder follow the ski area signs on Highway 237 for 4 miles to Ellis Road; Turn left on Ellis Road and go about 1 mile to the Anthony Lake Highway; Turn right and follow the Anthony Lake Highway (becomes Forest Road 73) for 16 miles to campground entrance on your left. Turn left into the Anthony Lake Campground and follow the road around to the left to the boat launch.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Water Activities

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Picnic tables At nearby campground
Drinking water At nearby campground
Interpretive Site History of Anthony Lakes
Toilets Accessible vault toilet
Parking 3-4 vehicles with small trailers
Boat ramp Small concrete single-lane
Tent camping At nearby campground
Accessible Parking area and toilet
Camping trailer At nearby campground