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Minam State Recreation Area

  COVID-19 Alert 05/29/20
Campground and boat ramp open. Camping is first-come, first-served. Expect limited vacancy. Be prepared to turn around if full. Do not travel far to visit. No group events permitted at this time.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)

COVID-19 UPDATE: Campground is open with limited services on a first-come, first served basis. Expect limited vacancy. Be prepared to turn around if full. Do not travel far to visit. No group events permitted at this time. Boat ramp is open.

The information below applies to pre-COVID-19 operations.

 

This park is located in a remote steep valley. Large pine trees dominate the landscape. The picturesque Wallowa River flows through the park and is noted for its fishing and rafting. Steelhead 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 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. A wide variety of flowers bloom in the spring.

Campground info

  • 22 primitive sites with water, closed in winter
  • Located two miles north of Hwy 82 on a primitive road
  • ADA accessible vault toilet
  • River access
  • Trails
  • Firewood for sale seasonally

         Universal access
         One site accessible to campers with disabilities.

Minam Station Day-use Area

  • Located at junction with Hwy 82
  • Visitor information
  • Seasonal camp host
  • Coinless pay phone
  • Vault toilets
  • River access and boat launch
  • Trails