There: From North Powder on I-84 between La Grande and Baker City, head west on North Powder Road, then south on Anthony Creek Road (Forest Road 73), which leads to the lake.
Fisheries: Stocked legal-sized rainbow trout grow to 14 inches by fall. Stocked trophy-sized trout can reach 17 inches and weigh 2 lbs. Naturally reproducing brook trout from 8 to 10 inches are also available.
Information: The lake is often iced over until July 4th. Fishing is good throughout summer and fall. A trail circles the lake and offers many opportunities for bank fishing.
Tackle & Techniques: All lake-fishing techniques can be effective here, though most anglers cast bait. Fly anglers can wade and cast from the submerged vegetation at the southwest end.
Facilities: Primitive boat ramp; attractive campsites accommodate RVs but have no hook-ups; walk-in tent sites; drinking water, fire grates; picnic tables; wheelchair-accessible toilets; day-use area with shelter and fire place, BBQ grills and picnic tables. Supplies are available in North Powder.
Fees: Yes, for overnight use; no,
for day use.
Additional Activities: Trails to Hoffer and Black lakes (each less than a mile from Anthony) branch off this trail. The trail to Hoffer is steeper but follows a delightful stream with visible trout. Both lakes offer good trout fishing in a handsome setting beneath the granite crags of the Elkhorn Mountains. There’s also swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing. Oregon Trail Regional Museum is in nearby Baker City and the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is off Hwy 86 just east of Baker City. Nearby state parks: Hilgard Junction State Recreation Area, Red Bridge State Wayside.
ODFW Grand Ronde Watershed District Office — (541) 963-2138
US Forest Service, Whitman Ranger District — (541) 523-4476