All Malheur National Forest Offices will be closed starting at 1:30 pm Wednesday, November 25 through Thursday November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. All offices will reopen regular business hours Friday, November 27.
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
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
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
11/23/2015: The Logan Valley Interpretive Site open. Visitors will encounter snow. Please use caution while visiting the area.
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.
Designated Recreation Sites
Designated Recreation Sites are the approved campsites allowed campfires when the Industrial Fire Precaution Level reaches III and the forest is at Phase B of public use restrictions.