Minam State Recreation Area

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Minam State Recreation Area

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Things To Do

Overview

All of the primitive campsites in this campground are in a huge open clearing where you can wave to your neighbors. But don't discount it just yet. What it may lack in privacy, Minam State Recreation Area certainly makes up for in other areas. The picturesque Wallowa River flows through the park and is noted for its fishing and rafting. Steelhead and trout fishing in the spring and fall attracts many people. Wildlife is abundant; deer, bear, elk and an occasional cougar are seen in the area. Raft rentals are available at a nearby store and with a trip down the river, you could even see mountain sheep. The park includes two launching points for river adventurers choosing either short trips on the easy stretch of the Wallowa, or longer excursions downstream to the Grande Ronde and beyond. A wide variety of flowers bloom in the spring. Campsites are first come, first-served. Normally open April - early October. There are 12 primitive sites (maximum site 71 feet).

Map of Minam State Rec. Area (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.634991, -117.733904

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Activities

  • Boating

    The picturesque Wallowa River flows through the park and is noted for its rafting and fishing.

  • Camping

    Campsites are first come, first-served. There are 12 primitive sites (maximum site 71 feet).

  • Fishing

    The picturesque Wallowa River flows through the park and is noted for its steelhead and trout fishing in the spring and fall.

  • Hiking

    Take a hike and wildlife watch. Wildlife is abundant; deer, bear, elk and an occasional cougar are seen in the area.

  • Picnicking

    In the spring, bring a picnic and enjoy a wide variety of flowers bloom.

  • Water Sports

    The park includes two launching points for river adventurers choosing either short trips on the easy stretch of the Wallowa, or longer excursions downstream to the Grande Ronde and beyond.

Seasonality/Weather

Normally open April - early October.

Directions

Driving

Off OR 82, 15 miles northeast of Elgin.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

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