NOTICE: Forest offices scheduled to be closed temporarily for employee training
All Malheur National Forest offices will be adjusting their schedules on April 22 to accommodate the ability of their employees to attend mandatory training.
The Prairie City Ranger District in Prairie City and Emigrant Creek Ranger District in Hines will be closed for business all day on April 22.
The Supervisor’s Office in John Day will remain open for their normal business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but only have the ability to sell forest products between the hours of 7:45 to 9:00 a.m., and again in the afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
We ask that you take this into consideration when needing to purchase forest products, such as maps and firewood permits. We appreciate your understanding.
Supervisor's Office/Blue Mountain Ranger District
Hours of Operation: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
Mailing: P.O. Box 909
John Day, OR 97845
Emigrant Creek Ranger District
Winter Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Closed for lunch 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
265 Highway 20 South
Hines, OR 97738
Prairie City Ranger District
Winter Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
This is currently just a paved pull out next to Forest Service 16 road, however it affords fabulous views of the south side of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, spectacular wildflower displays, and frequent wildlife sightings. No facilities, no interpretation currently exists at this site.
At a Glance
03/26/2015: The Logan Valley Interpretive Site is unreachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice. The area is open to snowmobiles.
From the town of Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street, follow past the cemetary, the road then becomes County Road 62. Follow County Road 62 approximately 20 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16. Turn right onto Forest Road 16, travel approximately 8 miles the Logan Valley Interpretive Site will be on the right.
This site is excellent for wildlife viewing. Visitors to the area have the possibility of seeing a variety of creatures, including antelope, elk, deer, coyote, rabbit, birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and many more.
In the spring and early summer many variety of plants are in bloom creating a beautiful pallet of color across the valley. Wildflowers are abundant during late spring and early summer. More dramatic shifts in color happen during the fall, various shades of red, orange and yellow make this a beautiful place to enjoy plant life.
This site offers visitors a sprawling view of the beautiful Logan Valley, as well as the south side of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Looking out visitors can see beautiful stands of ponderosa pine trees, tall flowing prairie grass, spring and early summer wildflowers, and rolling hills.