Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Blue Mountains
Photo by Mark Sherouse

Phillips Lake

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4075'-4125'

Current status (as of 7/22/24): not blooming

Peak wildflower bloom at Phillips Lake is typically from early May through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-July.* (In 2024, the flowers have bloomed earlier than normal.)

Typical year:

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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.