Powder River Trailhead
The Powder River Trailhead is located in the Powder River Recreation Area below Phillips Lake. This accessible recreation site is divided into an upper and a lower trailhead parking area (see directions below). Visitors have easy access to the outdoors on the Powder River Interpretive Trail #1613 connected by bridges on both sides of the river. Anglers may fish for trout from two platforms or the two bridges along the trail. Hikers and wildlife viewers can experience a closeness to nature while resting on the riverside benches, or learning more about the site from the two interpretive sites. Wildflowers are plentiful in June and July.
For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Current Conditions|
|Reservations:||This site is not reservable.|
|Area Amenities:||Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||No fees are required for this site.|
|Restrictions:||General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. The trail is closed to horses, bicycles and motorized vehicles.|
|Closest Towns:||Baker City, Oregon (16 miles)|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet in upper parking area|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Whitman Ranger District|
From Baker City, Oregon travel south on Highway 7 towards John Day, Oregon for about 15 miles; The trailhead for this site is in 2 sections - an upper parking area and a lower parking area.
The lower parking area is adjacent to Highway 7, and the upper parking area can be reached by going another 1/2 mile up the highway and turning left on Forest Road 1145. Travel 0.3 miles on Forest Road 1145 to the upper parking area.
Both parking areas are connected by the trail.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
River and Stream Fishing
|Interpretive Site:||2 panels in lower area|
|Picnic tables:||In upper area|
|Parking:||Upper and lower areas for cars and RVS|
|Toilets:||Vault toilet in upper area|
|Accessible:||Parking, trails, vault toilets|