Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Central Oregon

Spring Basin Wilderness

Wheeler County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 1480'-2600'

Current status (as of 5/25/24): past peak

Peak wildflower bloom at Spring Basin Wilderness is typically from mid-March through April into mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until the end of May.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Pediocactus nigrispinus, Castilleja xanthotricha

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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.