Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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With wide open, blue skies, several thousand acres of meadow and pasture, and the backdrop of gentle mountains and ponderosa pine trees, Big Summit Prairie is the epitome of great western landscape.  Located in the heart of the Ochoco Mountains, just east of Lookout Mountain and Round Mountain, Big Summit Prairie is a stellar stopping point for wildflower viewing in late spring. For the best showing head to the western edge of the prairie. Turn right off of Canyon Creek Rd/NF-42 onto NF-300 and proceed for several hundred yards, where northern mule’s ear, common camas, red paintbrush and meadow larkspur will be in abundance.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Wildflowers in late May/early June.

Cons

Far from most "civilized" destinations.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Wildflowers
Big vistas

Location

Field Guide + Map

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