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Description - Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor -- located on U.S. 395 nine miles north of Ukiah -- was purchased to protect the forest of ponderosa pine, larch, Douglas fir and spruce. It provides prime habitat for all kinds of wildlife. The name commemorates one of the last battles between native Americans and settlers in eastern Oregon. This confrontation took place near the park. The park also served as a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, whose members constructed the water system, installed picnic tables and built the large granite stone fireplace still available for use in the park.

Attractions - The park offers a convenient place to gather for summer visitors. Spring brings with it the beauty of abundant wildflowers and wildlife. Many people enjoy the many species of birds in the park throughout the spring and summer. Whether you are traveling the highway and need a place to stretch your legs, or are looking for a place to have a family reunion or get together for a large group, be sure and consider Battle Mountain.

Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949.

Recreation - This park offers picnicking, group picnicking, a chance to wildlife and view an historic site.

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 - Battle Mountain Forest is located in Eastern Oregon, off Highway 395, nine miles north of Ukiah.


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Filed By: Kal Larmi (Pendleton, OR)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: For 35 years in Oregon this part is the most beautiful. To the reason for my report, the battle was between the army and the indians, and the battle did not occur at this site but about 1/4 of a mile away. It also occurred on Yellow Jacket road about 2miles south of Pilot Rock, Or. There are carved historical records on the Albee road just north of Ukiah, Oregon. The whole area is crisscrossed with scenic byways. A person should spend at least two weeks in the area, everything from hot springs to breathtaking vistas.Any questions or requests for books and info. just e-mail me.


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Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 800-551-6949

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 State Parks - Oregon's State Parks offer beautiful settings for outdoor recreation activities including camping, yurt or cabin stays, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing boating, wildlife viewing and much more.

Links:
Oregon State Parks - Official agency Website
Oregon State Parks - Official Agency Website

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