Eagle Cap Wilderness

Eagle Cap Wilderness is a wilderness area located in the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon (United States), within the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest. The Wilderness was established in 1940. In 1964, it was included in the National Wilderness Preservation System. A boundary revision in 1972 added 73,000 acres (30,000 ha) and the Wilderness Act of 1984 added 66,100 acres (26,700 ha) resulting in a current total of 361,446 acres (146,272 ha; 565 sq mi), making Eagle Cap by far Oregon's largest wilderness area.

Eagle Cap Wilderness is named after a peak in the Wallowa Mountains, which were once called the Eagle Mountains. At 9,572 feet (2,918 m) Eagle Cap was incorrectly thought to be the highest peak in the range, hence the name.

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91 to 120 m) Alvord Lake a terminus for streams near Alvord Desert Aneroid Lake in Eagle Cap Wilderness Antelope Reservoir near Jordan Valley Anthony Lakes in the ... Diamond Lake about 10 mi (16 km) north of Crater Lake Dollar Lake Eagle Cap Wilderness Donaca Lake Middle Santiam Wilderness Dorena Reservoir an impoundment of the Willamette River created by Cottage ... Keene Creek Island Lake (Oregon) an alpine lake in Sky Lakes Wilderness John C ...
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... It is the second highest lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness at 8,400 ft (2,600 m), though some claim it to be slightly higher at 8,419 ft (2,566 m) or 8,435 ft (2,571 m) ... The only lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness that is higher than Billy Jones Lake is Legore Lake at 8,950 ft (2,730 m) located 4 miles (6.4 km) from Billy ...

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