Mason Dam Boat Launch
The Mason Dam Boat Launch is located on the east end of Phillips Lake off the Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway (also known as Highway 7). Surrounded by an open ponderosa pine forest, the site is popular in the summer for fishing and boating, and in the winter for ice fishing. The boat launch parking area is also used as the eastern trailhead for the North Phillips Lake Shoreline Trail #1608.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||This site is not reservable.|
|Area Amenities:||Boat ramp,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||No fees are required for this site.|
|Restrictions:||General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. All out-of-state motorized boaters must also have a State Aquatic Invasive Species Permit.|
|Closest Towns:||Baker City, Oregon (18 miles)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Whitman Ranger District|
From Baker City, Oregon travel south on Highway 7 towards John Day, Oregon for about 17 miles to the Mason Dam Boat Launch road (also shown as Forest Road 200); Turn left off the highway and go down about 0.3 miles to the Mason Dam Boat Launch.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Access point for the Phillips Lake North Shoreline Trail #1608.
Lake and Pond Fishing
The Forest road to the boat launch is not plowed in the winter.
Boating - Motorized
Boating - Non-Motorized
Access point for the Phillips Lake North Shoreline Trail #XC-1608
|Parking:||Limited parking for boats with trailers|
|Toilets:||Accessible vault toilet|
|Boat ramp:||Paved ramp in high water; Dirt ramp in low water|