Unity Lake State Recreation Site

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About Unity Lake State Recreation Site

Amidst ambling sweeps of cheatgrass and sage, a sapphire lake glistens under high desert sunshine and juniper infiltrates your senses with the fresh bite of earth. At Unity Lake State Recreation Site, cool grasses and lakeside relaxation offers an absorbing meditation of the senses. Seek a boat ramp for jet skiing and fishing, the splash of an afternoon swim, a day trip to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center or the Sumpter Valley Loop, a nearby national forest, a national bird refuge, or cozy cabin camping options, ya got ‘em all here. Pass through Baker City on four wheels or two (mountain biking trails abound) and grab a roasty cup at Sorbenots.

Campgrounds in Unity Lake

Unity Lake Campground

1. Unity Lake Campground

Imagine a picturesque lakeside overnight with juniper drenched dreams, high desert nighttime skies (stargazing encouraged), and sagebrush encircled...

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History of Unity Lake State Recreation Site

Thirty acres of the Unity Lake State Park are managed under a 1959 lease agreement with the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation. The additional nine acres were purchased from a private owner. Unity Lake was formed after the damming of Burnt River by the Bureau of Reclamation to provide agricultural irrigation water. The park was created to provide public access to the lake.