Spring

Recreation Site - Oregon

The Spring Recreation Site, or Spring Rec for short, is a camping and fishing location off the beaten path away from the crowds. Spring Rec sits on the banks of Browlee Reservoir, a 52-mile long reservoir on the Snake River. The reservoir is known for its large channel catfish, abundant crappie, and good bass fishing. The RV and tent camping sites, boat launch, boarding dock, and fish cleaning station all create a comfortable camping and fishing experience. Spring Rec is ideal for the angler, those who love the outdoors, or for those just looking for a scenic getaway.

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Map of Snake River - Mormon Basin Back Country Byway in Vale District Office in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Snake River - Mormon Basin - Back Country Byway Map

Map of Snake River - Mormon Basin Back Country Byway in Vale District Office in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Recreation Map of Alkali Springs Interpretive Site (IS) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Alkali Springs - Recreation Map

Recreation Map of Alkali Springs Interpretive Site (IS) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Visitor Map of Birch Creek Interpretive Site in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Birch Creek - Interpretive Site

Visitor Map of Birch Creek Interpretive Site in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of the Baker City Sub Unit of the Northeast Oregon Protection District. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.Northeast Oregon - Baker City Sub Unit 2013

Map of the Baker City Sub Unit of the Northeast Oregon Protection District. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

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Brochure and Map of Spring Recreation Site (RS) in the BLM Vale District area in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Spring - 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).

Spring RS https://www.blm.gov/visit/spring-recreation-site The Spring Recreation Site, or Spring Rec for short, is a camping and fishing location off the beaten path away from the crowds. Spring Rec sits on the banks of Browlee Reservoir, a 52-mile long reservoir on the Snake River. The reservoir is known for its large channel catfish, abundant crappie, and good bass fishing. The RV and tent camping sites, boat launch, boarding dock, and fish cleaning station all create a comfortable camping and fishing experience. Spring Rec is ideal for the angler, those who love the outdoors, or for those just looking for a scenic getaway.
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 Rreation Site Welcome to Spring Rreation Site (affeionately called Spring R), a camping and fishing location off the beaten path away from the crowds. Spring R is located on Brownlee Rervoir, a 52-mile long rervoir on the Snake River. The rervoir is known for its large channel catfish, abundant craie, 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

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