Lake Owyhee State Park lies next to a 53-mile-long lake formed by Owyhee Dam. Breathtaking views of the Owyhee Mountains await. A boat trip up the lake (we sell fuel and ice) from the park is one of the many not-to-be-missed experiences in eastern Oregon. Look closely! Bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope live here, as do golden eagles, coyotes, mule deer, wild horses and (rarely) mountain lions. Critters aren't your game? Rockhounds and hikers are welcome in this wilderness paradise. Use the park as your base camp to explore the badlands of Oregon. The road to Lake Owyhee Reservoir is a very scenic and picturesque drive, but please drive cautiously. The roadway is narrow and moderately steep. Drive slowly and be prepared to yield to other campers and boats as you enter and leave this recreation area. The main campground (McCormack) has 31 electric and 8 tent sites, showers, a boat ramp, tepees, a wastewater dump station, and more. The Indian Creek campground has 26 electric sites, 9 primitive tent sites and a boat ramp. The Gordon Gulch day-use area has a boat ramp and a large, shaded picnic area.
I went up Fishermans Rd about 5 miles. Instead of turning around and heading back the way I came, I tried to do the loop that is shown on the map. Do NOT try to follow the trails. I lost the trail and ended up carrying my bike for miles through a canyon with steep cliffs. I finally found the "trail" again and it was more of a game trail for animals. It was a little unnerving out there in the heat.