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Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness Area is a tapestry of rolling hills, providing spectacular vistas of the John Day River and surrounding landscape. Located just south of state highway 218 near Clarno, Oregon, this unique wild area offers a profusion of desert wildflowers in the spring, along with recreational opportunities for hikers, horseback riders, hunters, botanists, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

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Spring Basin Wilderness Area is a tapestry of rolling hills, providing spectacular vistas of the John Day River and surrounding landscape. Located just south of state highway 218 near Clarno, Oregon, this unique wild area offers a profusion of desert wildflowers in the spring, along with recreational opportunities for hikers, horseback riders, hunters, botanists, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Local landowners, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and ONDA worked together to improve access to public lands and bring Wilderness protections to Spring Basin. Bolstered by widespread local support for the initiative, on March 30th, 2009, Congress passed a bill granting 10,000 acres of public lands Spring Basin permanent protection as Wilderness.

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Local landowners, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and ONDA worked together to improve access to public lands and bring Wilderness protections to Spring Basin. Bolstered by widespread local support for the initiative, on March 30th, 2009, Congress passed a bill granting 10,000 acres of public lands Spring Basin permanent protection as Wilderness.

 
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