The Malheur National Forest is located in the eastern center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


Welcome to Malheur National Forest

High Lake basin looking across snow covered pine trees with snow covered peaks


The 1.7 million acre Malheur National Forest is located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. The diverse and beautiful scenery of the forest includes high desert grasslands, sage and juniper, pine, fir and other tree species, and the hidden gems of alpine lakes and meadows. Elevations vary from about 4000 feet (1200 meters) to the 9038 foot (2754 meters) top of Strawberry Mountain. The Strawberry Mountain range extends east to west through the center of the forest.

Forest Road Conditions: Know before you go!   

The condition of forest roads can change dramatically without warning; wind, snow and rain events can have substantial and detrimental effects on road and trail conditions causing hazards and obstructions to travel.  It is advisable to consult your local ranger district office before your trip.

Recreation Report   Updated 12/30/2015


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Link to Campgrounds

Go Hiking Link




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Blue Mountains National Forests Proposed Revised Land Management Plan


Aquatic Restoration Information

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Eastside Restoration in the Blue Mountains

Timber With LoggerAcross the Pacific Northwest, there is broad public support for actively managing forests to be more resilient to the uncertainties of climate change and the effects of insect outbreaks, disease, and destructive wildfires that follow decades of fire suppression in fire-dependent forests.

However, the current rate of restoration is not keeping pace with forest growth.  Unless we do some things differently, acres in need of restoration will continue to out-pace restoration accomplishments.


Scenic View from the top of Summit Rock CFLR Information

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration is made up of two parts, one being the Malheur National Forest Strategic Plan, which has identified specific priorities on the forest.  The second portion of input comes from two established forest collaborative groups...




Recent News


10-Year Stewardship Contract resulted in $2.16 million of economic activity

First Year of Malheur 10-Year Stewardship Contract resulted in $2.16 million of economic activity

In September 2013, the US Forest Service awarded a 10-year stewardship contract on the Malheur National Forest. This contract has received significant attention because of its duration and the local benefits it is expected to provide in Grant and Harney counties. It is also one of the first projects implemented as part of the Forest Service’s Eastside Restoration Strategy. A study by Ecosystem Workforce Program (University of Oregon) found that the first year of the contract resulted in $2.16 million in economic activity, supported 101 private sector jobs, and provided new optimism for local businesses in Grant County.

The Malheur National Forest: An Overview

Malheur River 2014. Credit Hugo Cobos

The Malheur Forest was named for the Malheur River which has its headwaters in the southeastern part of the Forest. The 1.7 million acre Malheur National Forest is located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. The Forest is managed for a variety of uses including livestock grazing, minerals and energy production, wood products, hunting and fishing and other recreational opportunities. The Forest and its many resources have played an important role in the development of local communities, a role that continues today.

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Volunteers and Partners making a difference

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Managing the Malheur National Forest requires the efforts of not only dedicated employee, but many partners and volunteers.

Partnership at Work

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Volunteers and employees working together.


Public Invited To Propose Forest Projects Under County Payments Program

Public Invited to Propose Forest Projects Under County Payments Program-Proposals due November 16.

"After the Fire"- 2015 Canyon Creek Complex

After the Fire Fact Sheet and Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Report for the 2015 Canyon Creek Complex.

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  • Timber Sales

    Timber Sales:

    41 Hazard Tree Removal Sale: 

    The 41 Road Hazard Tree Removal Sale is located within T 19S R 26E Sections 20,26,27,28,29, and 36, T
    20S R 26E Sections 1 and 2, T 20S R 27E Sections 7, 18,19,20,28,29, and 33, T 21 S R 27E Sections
    3,4,13,14,24, and 25, T 21S R 28E Sectioons 30,31,and 32, T22S R 28E Sections 4,5,9,10,14, and 15. The
    Forest Service will receive sealed and oral bids in public at Malheur National Forest, Supervisor's Office at
    10:00 AM local time on 12/16/2015.

  • Recreation Passes