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Mann Lake Recreation Site

3 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

Overview: Located below the east face of Steens Mountain, Mann Lake attracts anglers as much for its remote, rugged splendor as for its abundant Lahontan cutthroat trout. These trout are supremely adapted to survive alkaline desert waters and without them fisheries like Mann Lake could not exist.…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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Reviews

3 Reviews of Mann Lake Recreation Site

Ratings Breakdown

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Jessy M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2020

Very Quiet

I was happy to be able to break up the drive on the dirt road with a stay at this campground. I was the only one there for most of the time and it was very peaceful. The lake, unfortunately, was gross but there are a lot of birds to watch. No shade but very accessible and level.

Raphaela H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2020

Not my first choice in the area

This campground is on the east side of the Steens Mountain at a small lake. The view of the mountains is incredible and it is peacefully silent with no highway or airplane noise. The view of the stars is unmatched since there is so little light pollution. It wouldn't be my first choice in the area,…

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Charyl B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2020

Very mellow.

Went in the begin of May, (during COVID) several RV parked around. Very easy to keep social distance.

Location

Mann Lake Recreation Site is located in Oregon

Directions

From Bums, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 72 miles. Tum right onto the East Steens Road and travel southwest for approximately 23 miles until you reach the Mann Lake Recreation Site tum-off on your right.

Coordinates

42.77753071 N
118.4386984 W

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About This Campground

Overview: Located below the east face of Steens Mountain, Mann Lake attracts anglers as much for its remote, rugged splendor as for its abundant Lahontan cutthroat trout. These trout are supremely adapted to survive alkaline desert waters and without them fisheries like Mann Lake could not exist. The lake was named for an early rancher and has satisfied fishers for over forty years. Anglers converge as early as March and into October. Shallow throughout its 200 acres, the lake features extensive weed beds and great shorelines for wading. Know Before You Go: Aside from two vault restrooms, Mann Lake offers no amenities. Bring your own shade, shelter and water and tie everything down. Swift winds are common, and weather conditions are often unpredictable. Two, eight-inch minimum length trout per day limit; artificial flies and lures only. Point of Interest: Aside from fishing, visitors enjoy camping, hiking, viewing wildlife such as pronghorn antelope, quail and chukar, and rock hounding for thunder eggs and agates in the area. Mann Lake Brochure

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