In observance of the Christmas Holiday, all Malheur National Forest offices will close at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24th and be closed all day on Thursday, December 25th, as well as, Friday, December 26th, per President Obama’s Executive Order.
Offices will reopen for business on Monday, December 29th, 2014.
Forest Staff would like to wish visitors and partners a safe and very happy holiday season!
Supervisors Office / Blue Mountain Ranger District Hours of Operation: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
Mailing: PO BOX 909
John Day, OR 97845
Emigrant Creek Ranger District
Winter Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 4:30, Closed for Lunch 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. Monday to Friday.
265 Highway 20 South
Hines, OR 97738
Prairie City Ranger District
Winter Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Closed 11:30 to 12:30 for lunch. Monday to Friday
This trail, in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, gives access to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Lakes Basin and Strawberry Mountain. The dirt path trail pass through a beautifully wooded area climbing 1000 feet in elevation and leading to lakes, and waterfalls.
This trail is a heavy use area. It is not recommended for holiday or weekend use. No parking for horse trailers allowed at trailhead. Road is fairly rough for passenger cars.
At a Glance
12/15/2014: Strawberry Basin Trail is open, however the road leading to the campground and trailhead is closed. Visitors can park below the closed gate at Slide Creek Campground or Slide Horse Campground and then hike, ski or snowshoe into the area.
From the town of Prairie City, OR., turn south onto Bridge Street. Continue on Bridge Street over a hill to the junction with Bridge Street, turn south onto Bridge Street again. Continue on this road out of city limits. The road becomes County Road 60 at the city limits. Continue on County Road 60 for approximately 7 miles, the road then becomes Forest Road #6001. Follow Forest Road #6001 for approximatley 2 miles to Strawberry Campground and Strawberry Basin Trailhead. This is an OPEN County road to the Forest boundary, then an open Forest Service road to the trailhead. Please respect private property to the Forest boundary.