McNary Wildlife Nature Area

General Information
Type of Recreation: Day-Use, boating, and hiking
State: Oregon
County: Umatilla
Administering Office: McNary Lock & Dam
Location: Lake Umatilla, Columbia River Mile 291, south river bank
Acreage: 318 Acres
Highway Directions: 1.5 miles east of Umatilla, Oregon, on Highway 730, 1 mile north on Devore Rd and 0.5 miles west on Third Street.

Day-Use Area:
Covered Picnic Tables
Hiking Trails
Vault Toilets
Wildlife Viewing
Shoreline Fishing Access

No motorized or gasoline-operated motors. Boats of other types are allowed in the ponds in the nature area, but there is no launch ramp.

Season and Hours of Operation:
Year round, during daylight hours. Gates closed from dusk to dawn May 15 – September 15.

Other Facilities:
Nature Trail – 0.75 Miles
Wildlife Management Technique Trail – 1 Mile
Pond Trail -- 1.25 Miles
ADA accessible parking, fishing, and vault restroom at Fountain Pond.

Operating Agency
Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Address: PO Box 1230
Umatilla, OR 97882-1441
Phone: 541-922-2268 Recreation Information

Distance to Nearest
Hospital: 7.5 Miles (Good Shepherd Hospital, 541-567-6483)
Grocery Store: 1.5 Miles
Motel: 1.5 Miles
Restaurant: 1.5 Miles
Airport: 11 Miles
Auto Mechanic: 1.5 Miles

Pets must be kept on a leash. Horses and hunting are prohibited. Ponds are stocked with trout in the spring, by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.  Please check the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website for the most up to date trout stocking information.

Contact Us

Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management-
McNary Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
PO Box 1230
Umatilla, OR 97882
Phone: 541-922-2268


(Manages from McNary Dam to Hwy 12 Bridge)

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