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Description - Unity Dam, located about 40 miles southwest of Baker, Oregon. This dam is part of the Burnt River Project, managed by The Bureau of Reclamation. Unity Reservoir is adjacent to Unity Lake State Recreation Site which has a boat ramp and campground. Anglers will find rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and black crappie. Season open year-round.

Attractions - Unity Dam and Reservoir are features of the Burnt River Project. Located on the Burnt River Unity Reservoir is about 40 miles southwest of Baker, Oregon. The reservoir has a water surface area of 926 acres and 10 miles of shoreline. Anglers will find rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and black crappie. Season open year-round. Unity Reservoir Boat Ramps

Recreation - Unity Reservoir is adjacent to Unity Lake State Recreation Site which has a boat ramp and campground. Anglers will find rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and black crappie. Other recreational opportunities include; boating, hunting and water sports. Season open year-round.

Climate - Climate in Eastern Oregon varies greatly with elevation. The higher elevations experience colder temperatures and higher precipitation than the lower elevations. The region is much more arid and experiences greater temperature variations than western Oregon. Much of Eastern Oregon is considered high desert, where in some areas annual precipitation is less than 10 inches. Summer temperatures often reach 90 degrees in the lower elevations. Winters can be bitterly cold here, although there is little humidity. The mountains can receive heavy snowfall. If visiting the region during the summer months be prepared for afternoon thunderstorms and chilly evening temperatures. Snow may be encountered on high country trails throughout the summer months.

Location - Unity Reservoir is a 926-acre reservoir located in eastrn Oregon between Baker City and Prairie City, just 5 miles north of Unity off U.S. 26.


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Contact Information:
Unity Reservoir, Oregon State Parks, P.O. Box 850 , La Grande, OR, 97850, Phone: 503-963-6444

Additional Information:
Eastern Oregon - With a relatively small population, this huge region is truly one of the west's last great wide open spaces. Eastern Oregon is a land of high deserts cut by mountain ranges and canyons.
Oregon Lakes and Reservoirs - This list includes some of Oregon's largest reservoirs, as well as several smaller mountain lakes. These sites offer a full range of water-based outdoor recreation opportunities.

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