The Umatilla National Forest is located in the north eastern part of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


View from Oregon Butte Lookout

     Fall view of the Wenaha-Tucannon from the Oregon Butte Lookout

Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest.
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Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest.


FOREST PLAN REVISION  - Information available online!

The Umatilla National Forest, located in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington and northeast Oregon, covers 1.4 million acres of diverse landscapes and plant communities. The Forest has some mountainous terrain, but most of the Forest consists of v-shaped valleys separated by narrow ridges or plateaus.
The landscape also includes heavily timbered slopes, grassland ridges and benches, and bold basalt outcroppings. Elevations range from 1,600 to 8,000 feet above sea level. Changes in weather are common, but summers are generally warm and dry with cool evenings. Cold, snowy winters and mild temperatures during spring and fall can be expected. More about the Forest...

2016 Temporary Hiring Information:

2016 Temporary Hiring

New! The Umatilla National Forest is outreaching with plans to fill several temporary positions for the 2016 field season.  These positions will be advertised through Applications will be accepted November 30 - December 7, 2015.

2016-Temporary Positions List Outreach: (.pdf 650kb.)  Lists positions, duty stations, grade levels and hiring manager contacts. See news release.


Forest Conditions: Know before you go!

The forest conditions can change dramatically without warning.  It is advisable to consult your local ranger district office before your trip.

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Current Wildfire Information:

Recent News


2015 Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

Image of Motorized Vehicle Use MapUpdated motorized vehicle use maps (MVUM) for 2015 are now available, free of charge, at all Umatilla National Offices and can be viewed and printed off the Forest’s MVUM webpage. 

New:  Download MVUMs with your iOS Mobile Device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

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Winter Recreation and Road Conditions

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SNOW ALERT! Late fall and winter are great times to enjoy and recreate on your national forest!  Whether you ski, snowmobile, sled or snowshoe always be prepared for changing winter weather conditions.   Many forest roads on the Umatilla National Forest will close December 1 through April 30; consult our motorized recreation use maps for more information. The condition of forest roads that remain open during the winter and early spring can change dramatically without warning; wind, snow and rain events can have substantial effects on road and trail conditions causing hazards and obstructions to travel. Please contact your  local office before your trip.  Here are a few tips for safe winter recreation.

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Forest Celebrates a Century of Service

2008 marked the100th anniversary of resource management on the Umatilla National Forest..

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

The current forest plans for the Umatilla, Malheur, and Wallowa Whitman National Forests are currently being revised.