Welcome to MANN LAKE RECREATION SITE!
Located below the east face of Steens Mountain, Mann Lake attracts anglers as much for its remote,
rugged splendor as for its abundant Lahontan cutthroat trout. These trout are supremely adapted to
survive alkaline desert waters and without them fisheries like Mann Lake could not exist. The lake
was named for an early rancher and has satisfied fishers for over forty years. Anglers converge as
early as March and into October. Shallow throughout its 200 acres, the lake features extensive weed
beds and great shorelines for wading.
Know before you go
Mann Lake offers TWO VAULT RESTROOMS as its only amenities.
BRING YOUR OWN SHADE, SHELTER AND WATER and tie everything down.
Swift winds are common, and weather conditions are often unpredictable.
NO FEE SITE; primitive camping only.
Two, eight-inch minimum length TROUT PER DAY LIMIT ; artificial flies
and lures only.
From Bums, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 72
miles. Turn right onto the East Steens Road and travel southwest for
approximately 23 miles until you reach the Mann Lake Recreation Site
turn-off on your right.
point of interest
28910 Hwy 20 West
Hines, OR 97738
Aside from fishing, visitors enjoy camping,
hiking, viewing wildlife such as pronghorn
antelope, quail and chukar, and rock hounding
for thunder eggs and agates in the area.