Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Southeastern Oregon

Winter Ridge

Lake County, Oregon

Fremont-Winema National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: drive

Elevation: 4255'-7060'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): blooming

Notes: a.k.a. "Winter Rim"; it's the steep fault scarp that overlooks Summer Lake. Fremont Point is the only spot with a panoramic view, but there are wildflowers all along the main road; keep an eye out for seasonal seeps and streams.

Peak wildflower bloom on Winter Ridge is typically from late May through June into late July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until early August.*

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.