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


Welcome to Malheur National Forest

Malheur River 2014

The 1.7 million acre Malheur National For  est 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


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.

Blue Mountains National Forests Proposed Revised Land Management Plan


Aquatic Restoration Information


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.


Forest Accomplishment Report FY 2014

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Please take a look at our accomplisments during Fiscal Year 2014.  From initiating trail-blazing forest management porjects, to working in support of community infrastructure, to continuing fish and wildlife restoration, the Malheur National Forest has a lot to share from last year.

Headwaters of the John Day No Longer a Checkerboard

American Flag in foreground, Strawberry Wilderness in background

On Thursday, July 10, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Malheur National Forest celebrated one of the largest land acquisitions in the history of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service. 

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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.

Wilderness 50: Eastern Oregon Wilderness Passport

Shows Strawberry Lake with fall colors of yellow and brown in the background

The Forest Service is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act during 2014.  As part of the anniversary celebration, get your Eastern Oregon Wilderness Passport.


Please be Fire Safe on your National Forest

Magone Lake shown from a picnic area

Whether you’re planning to spend the weekend camping  or enjoying back-country trails or scenic drives, one message remains consistent: PLEASE LEAVE YOUR FIREWORKS AT HOME.

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.

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  • Timber Sales
    • April 1st, 2015: Intermittent log haul from both Dairy Reoffer and Moo Reoffer are still ongoing.  Haul Routes for Dairy Reoffer are from Forest Road 4510, Silver Creek Road onto US Highway 20.  Haul routes for Moo Reoffer are from Forest Road 2815, Forest Road 2800 and onto US Highway 20.

    Please use caution when traveling in these areas.


    Current Timber Sales on the Malheur National Forest:


  • Recreation Passes