Mason Dam Viewpoint
The Mason Dam Viewpoint is set on the east end of Phillips Lake above the dam. Located off the Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway (also known as Highway 7) the viewpoint is just a short hike down the trail and offers panoramic views of Phillips Lake and the surrounding forest. Located nearby are Mason Dam Picnic Area and Mason Dam Boat Launch.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||This site is not reservable.|
|Area Amenities:||Interpretive Site,Parking|
|Fees:||No fees or passes are required for the site.|
|Restrictions:||General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.|
|Closest Towns:||Baker City, Oregon (17 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 on Forest Road 200 and immediately to your left is the small pullout for the viewpoint trail.
The trail to the viewpoint is about 0.1 miles long and is not accessible for people with disabilities.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|Interpretive Site:||LImited interpretation of dam and lake construction|
|Parking:||Roadside parking for 2-3 vehicles|