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.

2014 Recreation Accomplishment Highlights

Learn more about how your recreation fees were used in 2013 to benefit the facilities and services available on your Malheur National Forest.

07/30/2015:  Phase A of Public Use Restrictions are in effect across the Malheur National Forest.  Campfires are permitted in fire pits surrounded by dirt, rock or commercial rings and in areas not conducive to rapid fire spread, at a minimum clear of all flammable material within a radius of 3 feet from the edge of the pit and free of overhanging material. Use existing pits wherever possible.  Please be aware of the current Public Use Restrictions in effect on the Malheur National Forest.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Springs Camp Open to Visitor 07/14/2015:  Alder Springs campground open for the season.
Arch Rock Trail #258 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Arc Rock Trail is reachable but has not been maintained for the season.
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Big Creek Campground is open and the water has been turned on for the season. The campground can accommodate a 30' trailer with vehicle.
Big Creek Trail #377 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Big Creek Trail #377 is reachable, however trail maintenance has not begun on the trail for the 2015 season.
Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail for the 2015 season.
Big Creek/Summit Prairie Trail #B5053 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Big Creek/Summit Prairie Trail #B5053 is reachable, however the trail has not been maintained for the season.
Billy Fields Forest Camp Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Billy Fields Forest Camp is open.
Blackeye Trail #243 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Blackeye Trail is open, the trail is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail for the 2015 season.
Buck Spring Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Buck Spring Campground open for the season.
Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205, is open however trail maintenance on this trail has not begun for the 2015 season.
Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead is open.
Canyon Meadows Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Canyon Meadows Campground is open.
Canyon Mountain Trail #218 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Canyon Mountain Trail #218 is open, maintenance on this trail has not begun for the 2015 season.
Cedar Grove Botanical Area Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Cedar Grove Botanical area is open.
Cedar Grove Trail #203A Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Cedar Grove trail is open, the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Craft Cabin Trail #319 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Craft Cabin Trail has been cleared of downed logs and is open for the season.
Crane Creek Trail #381A Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Crane Creek Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out for the season.
Crane Crossing Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Crane Crossing Trail is open.
Crescent Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Crescent Campground is open for the season.
Davis Creek Trail #244 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Davis Creek Trail is open, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Davis Creek West Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Davis Creek South Trailhead is reachable, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Deer Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Deer Creek Guard Station is open for the season. To make reservation please visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Deerhorn Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Deerhorn Campground is open for the season.
Delintment Lake Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Delintment Lake Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Devine Summit Trail #318 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Devine Summit Trail is reachable. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Dixie Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Dixie Campground is open for the season. Dixie Campground can accommodate a 30' camp trailer including vehicle.
East Davis Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: East Davis Creek Trailhead is open, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trail #211 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trail #211 is open, however maintenance on this trail has not begun for the 2015 season.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trailhead is open.
Elk Creek Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Elk Creek Campground is open for the season.
Emigrant Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Emigrant Campground is open for the season.
FL Springs Trail #B-5065 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015:  FL Springs Trail #B-5065 is open. The trail has not been maintained for the 2015 season.
Fall Mountain Lookout Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Fall Mountain Lookout is open for the season.
Falls Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Falls campground open and the water is on for the season.
Field's Peak Trail #212 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Field's Peak Trail is reachable. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Head O' Boulder Forest Camp Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Head O'Boulder Forest Camp Trailhead is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Horseshoe Trail #363 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Horseshoe Trail is reachable. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Huddleston Snowpark Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Huddleston Sno-Park is open. A SnoPark pass is required to use the parking area at Huddleston from November 1st to April 30th. For maps of snowmobile trails in the area please visit the Grant County Snowballers.
Idlewild Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Idlewild Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Idlewild Loop Trail #317 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Idlewild Loop is open.
Indian Creek Trail #364 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Indian Creek Trail #364 trail is is reachable, however the trail has not been cleared for a few seasons.
Indian Creek Trail #5001 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Indian Creek Trail #5001 is reachable, however the trail has not been cleared for a few seasons.
Joaquin Miller Horse Camp Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Joaquin Miller Campground is open for the season and the water is on for the season.
Joaquin Miller Trail #219 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Joaquin Miller Trail is open, however maintenance on the trail has not begun for the 2015 season.
Lake Creek Trail #378 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Lake Creek Trail is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Little Malheur Trail #366 Closed to Visitor 07/14/2015: The Little Malheur Trail is reachable, trail maintenance has not begun for the season.
Little Strawberry Trail #5003 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Little Strawberry Trail is open and has been logged out for the 2015 season.
Logan Valley Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The Logan Valley Interpretive Site open, wildflower viewing is excellent.
Lower Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open.
Magone Lake Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Magone Lake Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Magone Lake Trail #352 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Magone Lake Trail #352, is reachable, however the trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Magone Slide Trail #353 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The trail is reachable, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Magone Slide Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Magone Slide Trail-head is reachable, trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Malheur Ford Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Malheur Ford Trail-head is reachable. Trail maintenance has not began for the 2015 season.
Malheur River Trail #303 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Malheur River Trail is open and has been cleared of downed trees for the season.
Malheur Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is has areas that are now reachable.
McClellan Mountain Trail #216 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: McClellan Mountain Trail is reachable, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
McClellan Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: McClellan Trail-head is reachable, however Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Meadow Fork Trail #376 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Meadow Fork Trail is open, however maintenance on this trail has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Middle Fork Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Monument Rock Wilderness: Malheur    07/14/2015: Monument Rock Wilderness is open. However trail maintenance in the area has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Mud Lake A Trail #5008 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Mud Lake A Trail #5008 is reachable, however trail maintenance on this trail has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Mud Lake Trail #379 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Mud Lake Trail #379 is reachable, however the maintenance on this trail has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Murderer's Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Murderers Creek Guard Station is open for the season. To make reservations please visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Murray Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Murray Campground is open.
Myrtle Creek Trail #308 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Myrtle Creek Trail is open. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Nipple Butte Trail #346 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Nipple Butte Trail #346 is reachable, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
North Fork Malheur Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: North Fork Malheur Campground is open for the 2015 season.
North Fork Malheur Trail #381 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The North Fork Malheur Trail has been cleared from the trailhead near North Fork Campground down river approximately 10 miles.  The entire trail has not yet been cleared out.
North Fork Malheur Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: North Fork of the Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is open.
Onion Creek Trail #368 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The Onion Creek Trail is open. The trail has been logged out and maintained for the season.
Oregon Mine Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Oregon Mine Campground is open for the 2015 season.
Parish Cabin Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Parish Cabin Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Pine Creek Trail #201 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The Pine Creek Trail is open, however maintenance on this trail has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Pine Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Pine Creek Trailhead is open.
Pine Spring Fire Overlook Trail Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Pine Springs Fire Overlook Trail is open.
Pine Springs Overlook Observation Site Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Pine Springs Overlook open.
Princess Trail #251 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Princess trail is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail for the 2015 season.
Princess Trailhead West Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Princess Trailhead West trail is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail for the 2015 season.
Riley Creek Trail #216A Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Riley Creek Trail is open. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Roads End Trail #201A Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Roads End Trail is open. The Pine Creek Trail #201 from Roads End Trailhead has been cleared to the junction with Onion Creek Trail #368.
Rock Springs Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Rock Springs Campground is open for the season.
Sheep Creek Trail #371 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Sheep Creek Trail open, however trail maintenance in the area has not begun for the 2015 season.
Short Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Short Creek Guard Station is open. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance. To make reservations please call 1-877-444-6777 or online at Recreation.gov
Skyline Trail #385 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Skyline Trail #385 has been cleared and maintained for the season.
Skyline Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Skyline Trailhead is open.
Slide Basin Shortcut Trail #5005 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Slide Basin Shortcut Trail is open, however trail maintenance for this trail has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Slide Basin Tie In Trail #5006 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Slide Basin Tie in Trail #5006 open, however trail maintenance on this trail has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Slide Basin Trail #372 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Slide Basin Trail #372 is open, however trail maintenance has on this trail has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Slide Connector Trail #386 Open to Visitor 07/28/2015: The Slide Connector Trail #386 is open, there are several blown down trees across the trail.  The trees are hard to get around, especially near Strawberry Lake.  It has been reported that it is close to impassable for horses.
Slide Creek Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Slide Creek Campground is open.
Slide Horse Camp Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Slide Horse Campground is open.
Slide Lake Trail #5007 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Slide Lake Trail is open, the trail has been logged out and cleared for the 2015 season.
Snowshoe Trail #380 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Snowshoe Trail is open, however trail maintenance on this trail has notyet begun for the 2015 season.
Starr Bowl Snowplay Area Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Starr Snow Bowl is open.
Starr Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Starr Campground is open.
Starr Sno-Park Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Starr Sno-Park is open for parking. Sno-Park Permit is required for parking in the Starr Sno-Park between November 1st and April 30th.  
Starvation Trail #374 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Starvation trail is open, however trail maintenance in the has not begun in the area for the 2015 season.
Strawberry Basin Trail #375 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Strawberry Basin Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained from the trailhead to the junction with Little Strawberry Lake Trail #5003.  The trail has been logged out from the junction with Little Strawberry Lake Trail #5003 to the junction with Onion Creek Trail #368.  There is still snow on the trail, there is a patch that stretches approximately 100 feet and is roughly 3 to 4 feet deep.  It is passible, please use caution when traversing the snow covered area. 
Strawberry Basin Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Strawberry Basin Trail-head is open and has been logged out for the 2015 season.
Strawberry Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Strawberry Campground is open. Water is now turned on for the season.
Strawberry Lake Trail #5004 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Strawberry Lake Trail is open and has been logged out for the 2015 season.
Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is open. However not all of the trails in the area have been maintained for the season.
Summit Trail #5002 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Summit Trail #5002 is open however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail for the 2015 season.
Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail #260 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail is open.
Sunrise Butte Trail #255 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The Sunrise Butte Trail is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail for the 2015 season.
Sunshine Flat Trail #369 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Sunshine Flat Trail is open, however trail maintenance on this trail has not yet begun for the 2015 season. Visitors may encounter downed trees and debris on the trail.
Sunshine Guard Station Open to Visitor 07/14/2015 Sunshine Guard Station is open. To make reservations please call 1-877-444-6777, or visit Recreation.gov Visitors will encounter snow at the entrance to the guard station. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Swick Old Growth Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Swick Old Growth is open.
Table Mountain A #5000 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Table Mountain Trail is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail for the 2015 season. Visitors should be prepared for downed trees and debris across the trail.
Table Mountain Trail #217 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Table Mountain Trail is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail for the 2015 season.
Table Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Table Mountain Trailhead open.
Table Rock Trail #365 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Table Rock Trail is open, however trail maintenance in the area has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Tamarack Creek Trail #202 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Tamarack Creek Trail is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail for the 2015 season. Visitors should be prepared to encounter downed trees and debris on the trail.
Tempest Mine Trail #256 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Tempest Mine Trail is open, however trail maintenance on this trail has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Tip Top Campground Closed to Visitor 07/14/2015: Tip Top is temporarily closed for hazard tree removal. It is unknown at this time when the campground will reopen. For updates, please call the Emigrant Creek Ranger District at 541-573-4300.
Trout Farm Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Trout Farm Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Trout Farm Trail #370 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The Trout Farm Trail is open.
Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: The Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area is open.
West Fork Pine Creek Trail #200 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: West Fork of Pine Creek Trail is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun on this trail. Visitors may encounter downed trees and debris on the trail.
West Myrtle Creek Trail #314 Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: West Myrtle Creek Trail is open, however trail maintenance on this trail for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Wickiup Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Wickiup Campground is open for the 2015 season.
Yellowjacket Campground Open to Visitor 07/14/2015: Yellowjacket Campground is open for the season.

Spotlights

Falls Campground

This is a beautiful campground located on the banks of the Emigrant Creek.  Easy fishing access allows for trout fishing right next to the campground.  The campground's picnic area is a great site for family-friendly getaways and rarely fills. Please pack out what you pack in- no trash service is provided.

Malheur River Trail #303

Follow the Malheur River Trail as it traverses along the steep canyon walls before dropping to scenic river banks of the Malheur Wild and Scenic River, lined with old growth pine, larch, and fir trees.  Designated as a Wild and Scenic River this remote trail provides travelers with unrivaled rugged beauty as well as solitude.  Stop and fish for red band trout or look for eagles and osprey while negotiating this 7.6 mile trail.

This is not a loop trail.  Visitors beginning at the Malheur River Trailhead will have a steep hike up out of the canyon to Hog Flat Trailhead.  The trail receives light use and has not been maintained.  Watch for rattlesnakes in the summer and fall.  The trail is open to hiking and stock use only no OHV or bicycles are allowed on this trail. 

Printable Trail Map

Delintment Lake Campground

Photo of campsite at Delintment Lake CG

Delintment Lake Campground provides a wide variety of recreation facilities and activities for the whole family.  The campground has 29 campsites, a group camping area, a natural non-motorized boat launch, beach area, fishing pier, 12 picnic sites, water, and hosts on site during the summer months.  Hike the trail along the banks or fish from the dam or pier.

Despite its amenities Delintment Lake Campground received only moderate visitor use during the summer.  The two loop campground offers camping sites near the shore as well as higher on the bank.  The road access is paved up to the campground from Burns, Oregon.  Please pack out what you pack in, no trash service is provided. 

Areas & Activities

Highlights