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Fremont Point Day Use Area

Fremont-Winema National Forest

Southeastern Oregon, Oregon

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  • Fremont Point in Oregon's outback.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Overlooking Summer Lake from Fremont Point.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Hiking trails leading from the Fremont Point Day Use Area.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Vault toilet and parking area for Fremont Point Day Use Area.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Birding opportunities are available at Fremont Point.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • A cabin is located at Fremont Point and is available for rent.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Fremont Point Cabin.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Picnic table and fire ring at the Fremont Point Day Use Area.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Historical marker at Fremont Point.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • View of the great basin from Fremont Point.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Overlooking Summer Lake and the valley from Fremont Point.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • A few trails through the Fremont-Winema National Forest start from the day use area.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Fremont-Winema National Forest.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Plenty of deer can be found in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
  • Vault toilet near the parking area.- Fremont Point Day Use Area
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Pros: 
Great views. Historical marker. Hiking trails.
Cons: 
Rough roads.
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Region:
Southeastern Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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Sitting on the edge of Winter Rim at 7,000 feet, Fremont Point Day Use Area is a great place to take in the surrounding landscapes. From the day use area you can see the lakes, the high desert, and the mountain ranges in the distance.  

The site includes a small parking area, vault toilets, picnic table, and it is the perfect spot for a picnic lunch. There is no potable water or garbage collection on site. Be sure to pack-in and pack-in out everything you need.

There are many trails in the Fremont-Winema National Forest that are popular among hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. During the winter the area is popular with cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. For those looking for a longer adventure, the Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 is almost 135 miles in length, broken up into Northern, Middle and Southern sections. Much of the area has been affected by wildfires and beetles, which can make the trail hard to distinguish.  

Also on the point, 3,000 feet above Summer Lake, sits the Fremont Point Cabin. The reconstructed cabin opened in 2015 after the original 1931 cabin burned down in the 2002 Winter Rim fire that greatly scorched the landscape. Originally the cabin was for those who manned the lookout, and now it is available for rent.

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