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


Welcome to Malheur National Forest

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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.

Link to Campgrounds

Go Hiking Link


Fireworks are illegal on public lands


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.


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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.

Recent News


Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

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The purpose of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program is to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes.

Visit this site to find out all you need to know about the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, including the latest CFLR 5-Year Report

Wildland Fire Suppression Open House

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JOHN DAY, OR – An informational open house is scheduled to discuss wildland fire
suppression on the Malheur National Forest.

Fire Management staff encourage anyone with interest to join in the event the evening of
Thursday, July 9 from 5-7:00 pm at the Supervisor’s Office in John Day, OR located at 431
Patterson Bridge Road.

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Game Attractants Cause Trouble

A bathtub has been used by hunters to create a makeshift waterhole to attract game

Please help us by not placing salt within 1/4 mile of water sources.
Hunters' use of game attractants causes livestock congregation, concentrated wildlife, degraded water quality.

Pine Butterfly update-August 2012

Pine Butterfly

There has been an expanding outbreak on the Malheur National Forest over the last two years.  Learn more here.


Advisory Committee

Title II project proposal information.


  • Timber Sales

    Timber Sales:

    Campground Timber Sale:  Malheur Lumber Company was the apparent high bidder at $28.00/ccf for the Campground Timber Sale; Emigrant Creek Ranger District, 90 ccf sawtimber; advertised rate was $26.99/ccf.  There were a total of 2 bids on this sale.

    Antelope Timber Sale:  The sale is located within T 17S, R 35 1/2E, Section 33 and T 18S, R 35 1/2E, Section 4.  The Forest will receive sealed and oral bids in public at Malheur National Forest, Supervisor's Office at 10:00 am local time on 07/22/2015.

  • Recreation Passes

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