Minam State Recreation Area

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Minam State Recreation Area
Minam State Recreation Area.jpg
Camping in September
Minam State Recreation Area is located in Oregon
Minam State Recreation Area
Type Public, state
Location Wallowa County, Oregon
Nearest city Elgin
Coordinates 45°47′00″N 117°43′04″W / 45.7832014°N 117.7176981°W / 45.7832014; -117.7176981Coordinates: 45°47′00″N 117°43′04″W / 45.7832014°N 117.7176981°W / 45.7832014; -117.7176981[1]
Area 602 acres (244 ha)[2]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Status Open year-round

Minam State Recreation Area is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. Administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, it covers about 600 acres (240 ha) along the Wallowa River north of La Grande in Wallowa County. The park is off Oregon Route 82 about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Elgin.[2]

The park, generally open all year, has 22 primitive campsites, restrooms, a boat ramp, and a walking trail. Visitors may picnic, go boating on the river, or fish for steelhead. Wildlife in the area includes deer, bear, elk, and an occasional cougar or bighorn sheep.[3]

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  1. ^ "Minam State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b Bannan, Jan (2002). Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (2nd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. p. 223. ISBN 0-89886-794-0. 
  3. ^ "Minam State Recreation Area". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved January 1, 2013.