Mowich Loop Picnic Area

  

Forest picnic area in the pine trees

Located in an open meadow along the Elkhorn Scenic Byway, this small picnic area is popular for travelers needing a 'stretch and walk around' stop on their journey. From the parking area visitors can read about local song birds, bald eagles and ospreys that are often seen around Phillips Lake. They can also enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the 5 sites, or take a short hike on the Phillips Lake North Shoreline Trail #1608.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Parking
Fees No fees are required for this site.
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (21 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Baker City, Oregon travel south on Highway 7 (also known as the Elkhorn Scenic Byway) towards John Day, Oregon for about 21 miles; The entrance to the picnic area is signed on the left side of the highway.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

On the Phillips Lake North Shoreline Trail # 1608
 


Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Winter Sports

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Amenities

Picnic tables Yes
Interpretive Site Local wildlife and birds
Parking RV and trailer parking
Accessible Parking and interpretive sites
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.691161

  Longitude : 
-118.067606

  Elevation : 
4090

 



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