Mason Dam Picnic Area


Area Status: Open
RV parked below a large rock dam for a lake

The Mason Dam Picnic Area is located along the Powder River in a ponderosa pine forest below the Mason Dam. Popular activities for visitors include; group and family picnicking, fishing, and relaxing. Located nearby are the Mason Dam Viewpoint and the Mason Dam Boat Launch. Nearby hiking includes: Phillips Lake South Shoreline Trail and Phillips Lake North Shoreline Trail.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: No fees are required for this site.
Open Season: Early May
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (17 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Baker City, Oregon travel south on Highway 7 towards John Day, Oregon for about 16 miles; After the Powder River Interpretive site look for Forest Road 1145 on the left side of the highway near the river; Turn left on Forest Road 1145 and travel 0.7 miles to the end of the road (you will pass the upper Powder River Interpretive site); The picnic area is across the bridge.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

River and Stream Fishing

Picnicking

Group Picnicking

Amenities

Picnic tables: 8 picnic sites
Parking: Circular parking area
Toilets: Accessible vault toilets
Accessible: Parking area and vault toilet

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.672475

  Longitude : 
-117.995886

  Elevation : 
3920 feet