Recreation

Magone Lake

The 1.7 million acre Malheur National Forest located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Diverse and beautiful scenery of the forest includes 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.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Springs Camp Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Alder Springs Camp is open and maintained for the season.
Arch Rock Trail #258 Open to Visitor 09/05/20014: Arc Rock Trail is open.
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Big Creek Campground can accommodate a 30' trailer with vehicle. The campground is open, and the water is on for the season. 
Big Creek Trail #377 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Big Creek Trail #377 is open. Big Creek Trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead is open. The trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Billy Fields Forest Camp Open to Visitor 09/04/2014: Billy Fields Forest Camp is open.  Please use caution while recreating in the area due to increased fire traffic. 
Blackeye Trail #243 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Blackeye Trail is open, however the trail has not been cleared out or maintained for the season.
Buck Spring Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Buck Spring Campground is open and maintained for the season. Buck Spring Campground can accommodate up do a 25' camp trailer including vehicle.
Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 open, however the trail has not been logged out for the season.
Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead is open.
Canyon Meadows Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Canyon Meadows Campground is open and maintained for the season.
Canyon Mountain Trail #218 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Canyon Mountain Trail #218 is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Cedar Grove Botanical Area Open to Visitor 09/15/2014: Cedar Grove Botanical area is open, please be prepared for higher volume of traffic from fire crews still working in the area.
Cedar Grove Trail #203A Open to Visitor 09/11/2014: Cedar Grove trail is open, please be prepared for higher volumes of traffic, do to fire crews still working in the area. Visitors may also encounter smoke as fire crews continue with mop up efforts on the South Fork Complex fire.
Craft Cabin Trail #319 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Craft Cabin Trail is open.
Crane Creek Trail #381A Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Crane Creek Trail is open and has been logged out for the season.
Crane Crossing Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Crane Crossing Trail is open.
Crescent Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Crescent Campground is open and maintained for the season.
Davis Creek South Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Davis Creek South Trailhead is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Davis Creek Trail #244 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Davis Creek Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out of maintained for the season.
Deer Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 09/04/2014:  Deer Creek Guard Station is open. To make reservations and check season dates please visit Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Deerhorn Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Deerhorn Campground is open for the season.
Delintment Lake Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Delintment Lake Campground is open, the water is on, however the hand pump on the west side of the lake is closed for repairs until further notice, water is still available on the east side of the lake . The host is on duty for the season.
Delintment Lake Trail Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Delintment Lake Trail is open.
Devine Summit Trail #318 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Devine Summit Trail is open and was logged out early in the summer season.
Dixie Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Dixie Campground is open for the season. Dixie Campground can accommodate a 30' camp trailer including vehicle
East Davis Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: East Davis Creek Trail-head is open, however the trail has not been cleared out for the season.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trail #211 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trail #211 open.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trailhead is open.
Elk Creek Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Elk Creek Campground is open for the season.
Emigrant Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Emigrant Campground is open for the season.
Fall Mountain Lookout Open to Visitor 09/05/2014/: Fall Mountain Lookout is open for the season. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance. To make reservations please visit Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.  The last stretch of the road leading to the lookout is very rough and rutted, visitors should use caution on the last stretch of the road.
Falls Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Falls campground open and the water has been turned on for the season.
Field's Peak Trail #212 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Field's Peak Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Head O' Boulder Forest Camp Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Head O'Boulder Forest Camp trailhead is open, however the road leading to the area may not be passible by passenger vehicle due to mud.
Horseshoe Trail #363 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Horseshoe Trail open and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Huddleston Snowpark Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Huddleston Sno-Park is open for parking. Please be prepared for fire traffic. The road is open. Sno-Park Pass is required to use the parking area at Huddleston from November 1st to April 30th. Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. The Grant County Snowballers have online maps of local snowmobile trails to download and print.
Idlewild Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Idlewild Campground is open, the water is on and the campground host is on duty for the season.
Idlewild Loop Trail #317 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Idlewild Loop Trail is open and was logged out early in the season.
Indian Creek Trail #364 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Indian Creek Trail #364 trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for a few seasons.  The trail may be hard to identify. 
Indian Creek Trail #364A Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Indian Creek Trail #365A is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Joaquin Miller Horse Camp Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Joaquin Miller Campground open and the water is on for the season.
Joaquin Miller Trail #219 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Joaquin Miller Trail is reachable however the trail has not been logged or maintained for the season.
Lake Creek Trail #378 Closed to Visitor 09/10/2014: Lake Creek Trail is currently closed.
Little Malheur Trail #366 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: The Little Malheur Trail is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Little Strawberry Trail #375A Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Little Strawberry Trail has been logged out and maintained to Little Strawberry Lake.
Logan Valley Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: The Logan Valley Interpretive Site is open.
Lower Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open.
Magone Lake Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Magone Lake Campground is open, and the water is on and the campground host is on duty for the season.
Magone Lake Trail #352 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Magone Lake Trail #352, open.
Magone Slide Trail #353 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: The trail is open.
Magone Slide Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Magone Slide Trail-head open.
Malheur Ford Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Malheur Ford Trail-head open.
Malheur Rail Trail #382 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: The Malheur Rail Trail is open.
Malheur River Trail #303 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Malheur River Trail is open.
Malheur Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: The Malheur Wild and Scenic River is open.
McClellan Mountain Trail #216 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: McClellan Mountain Trail is open.
McClellan Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: McClellan Trail-head is open.
Meadow Fork Trail #376 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Meadow Fork Trail is open.  The trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.  Please be prepared, even if a trail has been logged out, trees can fall after crews have left the area.  
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Middle Fork Campground is open.
Monument Rock Wilderness: Malheur    09/05/2014: Monument Rock Wilderness is open.
Mud Lake A Trail #379A Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Mud Lake Trail is open, has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Mud Lake Trail #379 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Mud Lake is open, has been logged out from Meadow Fork Trail to Mud Lake.
Murderer's Creek Guard Station Closed to Visitor 09/15/2014: Murderers Creek Guard Station is closed until further notice due appliance failure. The recreation department is working on getting appliances fixed, currently there is no estimated time frame for the cabin to be reopened.
Murray Campground Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Murray Campground is open.
Myrtle Creek Trail #308 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Myrtle Creek Trail is open and has logged out at the beginning of the season.
Nipple Butte Trail #346 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Nipple Butte Trail is open however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
North Fork Malheur Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: North Fork Malheur Campground is open for the season.
North Fork Malheur Trail #381 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: The North Fork Malheur Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
North Fork Malheur Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: North Fork of the Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is open.
Onion Creek Trail #368 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: The Onion Creek Trail is open, and has been logged out for the season.
Oregon Mine Campground Open to Visitor 09/04/2014: Oregon Mine Campground open.  Visitors to the area should expect fire traffic due to a continuing activity on a wildfire in the area.
Parish Cabin Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Parish Cabin Campground is open and the water has been turned on for the season.
Pine Creek Trail #201 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: The Pine Creek Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Pine Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Pine Creek Trailhead is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Pine Spring Fire Overlook Trail Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Pine Springs Fire Overlook Trail is open for the season.
Pine Springs Overlook Observation Site Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Pine Springs Overlook is open.
Princess Trail #251 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Princess trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Princess Trailhead West Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Princess Trailhead West trail is open, however the trail has not been maintained or logged out for the season.
Riley Creek Trail #216A Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Riley Creek Trail open and was logged out early in the season.
Roads End Trail #201A Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Roads End Trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Rock Springs Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Rock Springs Campground is open for the season.
Sheep Creek Trail #371 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Sheep Creek Trail is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Short Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Short Creek Guard Station is open for the season. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance. To make reservations please call 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov
Skyline Trail #385 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Skyline Trail is open ceanothus encroachment has been cut-back.  The entire trail has been cleared of downed logs, except for a 1 mile stretch between Big Riner Basin and Deadhorse Basin, there are still a few small logs on the trail. 
Skyline Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Skyline trail-head open.
Slide Basin Shortcut Trail #372A Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Slide Basin Shortcut Trail is open and has been maintained for the season.
Slide Basin Tie In Trail #372B Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Slide Basin Tie in Trail #372B open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Slide Basin Trail #372 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Slide Basin Trail #372 is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Slide Creek Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Slide Creek Campground open for the season.
Slide Horse Camp Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Slide Horse Campground is open for the season.
Slide Lake Trail #385A Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Slide Lake Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Snowshoe Trail #380 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Snowshoe Trail is reachable however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Starr Bowl Snowplay Area Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Starr Snow Bowl is open for parking. A SnoPark Pass is required between November 1st to April 30th. Parking for the snowbowl is across Hwy 395 South near Starr Campground. Use caution when crossing the highway. Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Starr Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Starr Campground is open for the season.
Starr Sno-Park Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Starr Sno-Park is open for parking. 
Starvation Trail #374 Closed to Visitor 09/10/2014: Starvation trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained.
Strawberry Basin Trail #375 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Strawberry Basin Trail has been logged out and maintianed to Strawberry Lake, the Falls and Little Strawberry Lake.
Strawberry Basin Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Strawberry Basin Trail-head is open, the trail has not been logged out for the season, however Onion Creek Trail 201 to the top of Strawberry Mountain is open. Visitors should be prepared for downed trees on the trail.
Strawberry Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Strawberry Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Strawberry Lake Trail #375B Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Strawberry Lake Trail is open, the trail has been cleared to Strawberry Lake, Strawberry Falls and Little Strawberry Lake. 
Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Open to Visitor 09/10/2013: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is open. Visitors to the area will encounter snow.
Summit Trail #368B Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Summit Trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out for the season.
Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail #260 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail is open, and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Sunrise Butte Trail #255 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: The Sunrise Butte Trail is open, and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Sunshine Flat Trail #369 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Sunshine Flat Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Sunshine Guard Station Open to Visitor 09/10/2014 Sunshine Guard Station is open.  To make reservations please call 1-877-444-6777, or visit Recreation.gov
Swick Old Growth Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Swick Old Growth trail is open for the season.
Table Mountain A Trail #217A Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Table Mountain Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Table Mountain Trail #217 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Table Mountain Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Table Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Table Mountain Trailhead is open.
Table Rock Trail #365 Open to Visitor 09/05/2014: Table Rock Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Tamarack Creek Trail #202 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Tamarack Creek Trail is open.
Tempest Mine Trail #256 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Tempest Mine Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Tip Top Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Tip Top Campground is open for the season.
Trout Farm Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014:  Trout Farm Campground open, and the water is on for the season.
Trout Farm Trail #370 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: The trail to the campground has been maintained and logged out.
Twin Springs Trail #375C Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Twin Springs Trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: The Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic area is reachable.
West Fork Pine Creek Trail #200 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: West Fork of Pine Creek Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
West Myrtle Creek Trail #314 Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: West Myrtle Creek Trail open and has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Wickiup Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Wickiup Campground is open for the season.
Yellowjacket Campground Open to Visitor 09/10/2014: Yellowjacket Campground open, the water is on, and the host is on for the season.

Spotlights

Magone Lake Campground

Typical campsites at Magone Lake Campground

This campground offers single family and group camp sites, and a large area for group picnicking, and a group campground. All facilities are accessible. There is also a day use are with picnic tables and changing rooms and another area for launching boats, which has an accessible vault toilet and loading dock.

Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail #260

View of visitors walking on reconstructed railway tracks

The trail overlooks the historic Dixie switchbacks that were used and abandoned by the Sumpter Valley Railway. The switchbacks were built to maintain acceptable grades into the John Day Valley. At 5,277 feet, it was the highest point on the original Sumpter Valley Railway mainline.

Areas & Activities

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