Bonny Lakes

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For other places called Bonny Lake or Bonney Lake, see Lake Bonney disambiguation page.
Bonny Lakes
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Both west and east lakes
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The more western of the two lakes
Location Eagle Cap Wilderness, Wallowa County, Oregon, US
Coordinates 45°11′01″N 117°09′40″W / 45.1834889°N 117.1610013°W / 45.1834889; -117.1610013Coordinates: 45°11′01″N 117°09′40″W / 45.1834889°N 117.1610013°W / 45.1834889; -117.1610013[1]
Type Pond
Primary inflows Big Sheep Creek
Primary outflows Big Sheep Creek
Basin countries United States
Max. length West Lake: 195 yd (178 m) East Lake: 189 yd (173 m)
Max. width West Lake: 189 yd (173 m) East Lake: 80 yd (73 m)
Average depth West Lake: 6 ft (1.8 m) East Lake: 4 ft (1.2 m)
Surface elevation 7,840 ft (2,390 m)[2]

Bonny Lakes are two small, shallow, mountain ponds located in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of Northeastern Oregon, United States. They are positioned in a large meadow on Aneroid Mountain known as Bonny Lakes basin,[3] which is about two miles east of Dollar Lake.[4] Together they are listed as the 13th highest lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness at 7,840 ft (2,390 m).[5]


Bonny Lakes can be accessed by either the Wallowa Lake Trailhead (10 miles of travel) or the Tenderfoot Trailhead (3.5 miles of travel).[6] The lakes lie on Trail 1802.

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