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Minam State Recreation Area
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Minam State Recreation Area
Description - This park is located in a remote steep valley. Large pine trees dominate the landscape and a wide variety of flowers bloom in the spring. Wildlife is abundant; deer, bear, elk and an occasional cougar are seen in the area.

Attractions - 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. Raft rentals are available at a nearby store and with a trip down the river. You could even see bighorn sheep.

Vital stats: The park is open March - November. The campground offers 12 primitive campsites (maximum site 71 feet).

Recreation - Minam offers opportunities for camping, fishing, boating, rafting, hiking, picnicking, wildlife watching and viewing scenery.

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 - Minam is located in northeast Oregon, off Oregon Highway 82, 15 miles northeast of Elgin.


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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

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