Minam State Recreation Area makes the most of the picturesque Wallowa River, attracting anglers, boaters, rafters and those seeking solitude and simplicity.
The river links two park areas: the Minam Station boat launch just off Hwy 82 and a remote campground two miles upriver, just below the confluence of the Minam and Wallowa Rivers. This quiet campground is truly off the beaten path. You won't find flush restrooms or crowds; you will share the space with deer, bear, elk, and an occasional cougar and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. We recommend floating between the boat launch and campground; raft rentals are available at the nearby store.
Located between the Wallowa Whitman and Umatilla national forests, the campground is gateway to miles upon miles of hiking trails.
The Minam Store owners purchased the Minam Motel and moved the store and boat business to that location.
Oregon State Parks purchased the Minam Store area and will be setting it up to become the Minam Station Visitor Center. It will be run by volunteers.
The following is a partial list of local area businesses offering rafting-related goods and/or services. This reference is provided for general information only. OPRD does not endorse or assume liability for any business listed or absent. For information or to update this list, please call Wallowa Lake SRA at 541-432-8855
FOR RIVER INFORMATION:
BLM-River Station at Minam 541-437-5580
On the internet: www.rivers.gov
Bed and Breakfast
Food and lodging
Raft equipment rentals and sales
Licensed outfitter and guide services
Raft and rafting equipment rentals and sales
Food, lodging, gas, propane
RV & tent camping
Wi-Fi, laundry, showers
Smoking is prohibited at this state park and the surrounding park areas unless you are inside your personal vehicle.
The land was purchased between 1964 and 1984 from private owners and by patent from the U. S. Government (Bureau of Land Management).