Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Central Oregon

Big Summit Prairie

Crook County, Oregon

Ochoco National Forest & BLM

Fees: none

Activity: drive + walking

Elevation: 4460'-4800'

Current status (as of 4/13/24): not blooming

Notes: Most of Big Summit Prairie itself is private land, but the land surrounding it is public, and you can circumnavigate the prairie on well-maintained Forest Service roads. (In the map on this page, the private property is marked by a red polygon.)

Peak wildflower bloom at Big Summit Prairie is typically from early May through June into early July, but there may be some flowers blooming from late April until late July.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Wyethia x cusickii

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.