Brochure and Map
Brochure and Map of Spring Recreation Site (RS) in the BLM Vale District area in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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Know Before You Go • • • • • • This is a fee site for camping and day use. All vehicles must display a stub from the fee envelope in their windshield. Camping is on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis, and is limited to 14 days. Drinking water is available, but there are no RV hookups. Portable toilets are distributed throughout the site. Garbage dumpsters are provided. Recreation Brownlee Reservoir is famous for its warm water ﬁshery. There is a boat ramp, boarding dock, ﬁsh cleaning station, and large parking lots for vehicles and boat trailers. In addition to ﬁshing, there are other things to catch your attention. The desert canyon country comes alive with wildﬂowers in the spring. From large to small, wildlife abounds within the canyon environment. Mule deer are one of the favorite camp visitors. Bighorn sheep are often spotted and occasionally elk and antelope. Chukar, orioles, and multitudes of migrating song birds offer a haven for bird watchers. Directions to the Site From Interstate 84 east or west, go to the small town of Huntington, Oregon. On the east end of town there is a street sign directing you to “Spring Rec Site”. After leaving town, you are on Snake River Road. Follow this narrow, paved road approximately three miles to Spring Recreation Site. District Contact Information Baker Resource Area Vale District Spring Rec is located within what is commonly called Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon got its name partly because it is hot! If you visit in the summer, plan on a toasty visit which is perfect for warm water ﬁshing. This is a desert canyon environment with very little ﬁrewood, so you’ll need to bring your own. The Brownlee Reservoir is managed for many valuable purposes including power production, ﬂood control, and ﬁsh migration. Consequently, the reservoir is generally full in the spring but a drawdown begins in July and drops dramatically throughout the late summer and fall. Spring Recreation Site BLM The camping area consists of three large open areas that can accommodate group or individual camps. There are no hookups for Recreational Vehicles. Two areas are set aside for tent campers. Drinking water spigots are available throughout the area. Portable toilets, picnic tables, ﬁre rings, and shade trees are other amenities. A campground host is onsite to answer any questions. Vale District Bureau of Land Management 3165 10th St. Baker City, OR 97814 (541) 523-1256 www.or.blm.gov/Vale Public Lands USA: Use • Share • Appreciate BLM/OR/WA/GI-05/044+1122.32 Welcome to Spring Rreation Site Welcome to Spring Rreation Site (aﬀeionately called Spring R), a camping and ﬁshing location off the beaten path away from the crowds. Spring R is located on Brownlee Rervoir, a 52-mile long rervoir on the Snake River. The rervoir is known for its large channel catﬁsh, abundant craie, and good b ﬁshing. RV and tent camping sit, a boat launch and boarding dock, and a ﬁsh cleaning station provide a comfortable ﬁshing and camping experience. Famili and groups are attracted to the large sit and easy acc to the water. Spring Recreation Site