Dispersed
Tent Sites
Equestrian
Fires Unknown
Pets Unknown
No Drinking Water
About West Eagle Meadows Trailhead

The West Eagle Meadows Trailhead is one of the 'late season' trailheads to open in the early summer due to the area's heavy snow accumulation and high elevation. Located near West Eagle Creek and meadow, this site is frequented by hikers and equestrians alike who want to enjoy a day or extended trip into the Eagle Cap Wilderness area. The combination trailhead and equestrian camp offers parking facilities for both stock and non-stock users, and has hitching rails, a loading ramp and feed bunks.

The West Eagle trail provides access to Echo, Traverse, Diamond and Tombstone lakes as well as a beautiful trip along the Minam River. You can also access many other destinations in the wilderness from this trail. Fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities abound as you travel through diverse landscapes of meadows, lakes, and mountains.

Adjacent to the trailhead is the West Eagle Meadows Campground with tent and walk-in campsites and a picnic area.

A printable map and additional information about the area.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Firewood Available
No Market
No Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
Location
West Eagle Meadows Trailhead is located in Oregon
Latitude
45.0783 N
Longitude
-117.4755 W
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Directions
From La Grande, Oregon, travel south on State Highway 203 for about 14 miles to Union, Oregon; In Union turn left on East Beakman Street and continue on Highway 203 for 14 more miles to Catherine Creek Summit; At the summit turn left on Forest Road 77 and follow it for 15 miles to the campground entrance on your left side after the West Eagle Creek crossing. From Baker City, Oregon head north on Interstate 84 for 5 miles to exit 298 (State Highway 203); Turn right off Interstate 84 to State 203 Highway and travel 18 miles to Medical Springs, Oregon; In Medical Springs turn right on Big Creek Road and go 1.5 miles to Forest Road 67; Turn left on Forest Road 67 and go about 14 miles to Forest Road 77; Turn left on Forest Road 77 and go about 5 miles to the campground entrance which is on your right before the West Eagle Creek crossing. Advisory: Forest Road 77 is graveled, and the last 4 miles are extremely rough and not recommended for passenger cars or trailers.
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Awesome Dispersed Camping Along West Eagle Creek

This area offers incredible dispersed camping opportunities alongside West Eagle Creek south of the West Eagle Meadows trailhead on NF-77 (aka Eagle Creek Rd). Just drive down the road and explore the many turnoffs to find one that suits your needs. Don’t forget to leave time for a day hike up to Echo Lake!