What to do in Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor

Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor — located on U.S. 395 nine miles north of Ukiah — was purchased to protect the forest of ponderosa pine, larch, Douglas fir and spruce. It provides prime habitat for all kinds of wildlife. The name commemorates one of the last battles between native Americans and settlers in eastern Oregon. This confrontation took place near the park. The park also served as a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, whose members constructed the water system, installed picnic tables and built the large granite stone fireplace still available for use in the park.

The park offers a convenient place to gather for summer visitors. Spring brings with it the beauty of abundant wildflowers and wildlife. Many people enjoy the many species of birds in the park throughout the spring and summer. Whether you are traveling the highway and need a place to stretch your legs, or are looking for a place to have a family reunion or get together for a large group, be sure and consider Battle Mountain.

Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949.

Recreation
This park offers picnicking, group picnicking, a chance to wildlife and view an historic site.

Location
Battle Mountain Forest is located in Eastern Oregon, off Highway 395, nine miles north of Ukiah.

Climate
Climate in Eastern Oregon varies greatly with elevation. The higher elevations experience colder temperatures and higher precipitation than the lower elevations. The region is much more arid and experiences greater temperature variations than western Oregon. Much of Eastern Oregon is considered high desert, where in some areas annual precipitation is less than 10 inches. Summer temperatures often reach 90 degrees in the lower elevations. Winters can be bitterly cold here, although there is little humidity. The mountains can receive heavy snowfall. If visiting the region during the summer months be prepared for afternoon thunderstorms and chilly evening temperatures. Snow may be encountered on high country trails throughout the summer months.

Address
1115 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-1002

Phone: 800-551-6949

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