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Open house on South Shore Phillips Lake Trail set for Oct. 26

Oct. 12, 2015

Baker City -- An open house is set Oct. 26 to seek comment on designating the South Shore Phillips Lake Trail as a State Designated Scenic Trail. The open house will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Baker County Library, 2400 Resort Street.

Oregon Scenic Trails are non-motorized trails that provide access to significant national, state or regional scenery and showcase Oregon's natural gems. Scenic trails are longer than one mile, open to the public, substantially complete and lie on public lands or public rights-of-way or easements.

Located 17 miles southwest of Baker City, the South Shore Phillips Lake Trail winds along the south shoreline of Phillips Lake. At 6.6 miles, the non-motorized trail is a mostly flat, family-friendly route to be enjoyed in all seasons.

Comments on this proposed trail designation can be submitted online at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/Trail_Programs_Services/Pages/PhillipsLakeTrail.aspx. Comments will be accepted through Nov. 13, 2015. The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council will use public comments gathered to assist in their recommendation to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission.

The State Trail Designation program was established in 1971 as part of the Recreational Trails Act to help promote Oregon's exceptional scenic beauty and excellent outdoor recreation opportunities.

For more information, please contact Rocky Houston, State Trails Coordinator, at 503-986-0750 or at rocky.houston@oregon.gov.