Paint Your Wagon Interpretive Site


This small interpretive site commemorates one of the areas used during the 1968 filming of the movie "Paint Your Wagon" . The photogenic area was chosen for the mixture of open pine forests and meadows that give way to the rugged Wallowa Mountains in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in the background. Scenes of the movie were shot here along East Eagle Creek as part of the "No Name City' scenes, in Forshey Meadows in the southern Wallowa Mountains, and up at Anthony Lakes (site of the Starbottle Saloon).

In 2018 Baker City and other local communities celebrated the 50th anniversary of the film.

At a Glance

Fees  No fees are required for this site.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Best Season: July-September
Closest Towns: Halfway, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine or Whitman Ranger District

General Information


The interpretive site is located about 31 miles north of Richland, Oregon. From Richland head north for 3 miles on the New Bridge Road to Newbridge; Turn left on the Sparta Road (dirt surface) and travel 13 miles to the East Eagle Creek Road; (turns into Forest Road 70); On the East Eagle/Forest Road 70 travel north about 6 miles to Forest Road 7020;  Continue on Forest Road 7020 to Forest Road 77 for 4.6 miles and cross Eagle Creek; On Forest Road 77 travel for a short 0.1 miles and take the East Eagle Creek Road (Forest Road 7745) for 3.7 miles to the site. Be advised that there are many sections of private land along East Eagle Creek between the Forest Road 77 and the interpretive site.


 Limited parking in the meadow

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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Dispersed Camping

 Large meadow offers dispersed camping

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