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.

2013 Recreation Accomplishment Report:

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

03/27/2015: Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Visitors are asked to let someone know of their plans, including an estimated time of return and travel route.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Springs Camp Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Alder Springs Camp is open. However the road leading to the campground may be impassable by passenger vehicle due to snow or mud.
Arch Rock Trail #258 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Arc Rock Trail may be unreachable due to snow and mud.  Visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Big Creek Campground can accommodate a 30' trailer with vehicle. The campground does not close during the winter months.  However the campground is only reachable via snowmobile, ski or snowshoe.  Visitors should be prepared for snow.
Big Creek Trail #377 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Big Creek Trail #377 is snow covered and the trail is unreachable via passenger vehicle due to snow and muddy conditions. Visitors are welcome to snowmobile, ski or snowshoe into the area.
Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead is snow covered. Trails do not close on the Malheur National Forest, however trails may become unreachable due to snow or mud.  Currently the trail is not reachable via passenger vehicle due to snow.  Visitors may reach the area via snowmobile, snowshoe or ski.
Big Creek/Summit Prairie Trail #B5053 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Big Creek/Summit Prairie Trail #B5053 is open, however the trail is unreachable by passenger vehicle.  The area can be reached by snowmobile, snowshoe or ski. 
Billy Fields Forest Camp Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Billy Fields Forest Camp is reachable. The road is clear leading to the campground.
Blackeye Trail #243 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Blackeye Trail is open, the trail is not reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud. Visitors to the area may hike, ski or snowshoe into the area.
Buck Spring Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Buck Spring Campground reachable. Campground maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 is snow covered and Forest Road 1520 that leads to the trailhead is impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow. Visitors can still reach the area by snowshoe or ski.
Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead is open, however Forest Road 1520 that leads to the trailhead is impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow. Visitors can still reach the area by snowshoe or ski.
Canyon Meadows Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Canyon Meadows Campground snow covered and the road leading to the campground may be impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow or mud.
Canyon Mountain Trail #218 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Canyon Mountain Trail #218 is open, visitors will encounter snow, ice and may encounter downed trees on the trail.
Cedar Grove Botanical Area Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Cedar Grove Botanical area is open, however the roads leading into the area may be impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud. Visitors will encounter snow and ice. 
Cedar Grove Trail #203A Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Cedar Grove trail is open, the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Craft Cabin Trail #319 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Craft Cabin Trail is reachable. The trail has not been cleared for the 2015 season.
Crane Creek Trail #381A Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Crane Creek Trail is open, however the roads leading to the trail are impassable due to snow and mud.
Crane Crossing Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Crane Crossing Trail is open, however roads leading to the area are impassable to passenger vehicle due to snow and mud.
Crescent Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Crescent Campground is reachable, campground maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Davis Creek Trail #244 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Davis Creek Trail is open, however the trail may be unreachable by passenger vehicles due to snow and mud.
Davis Creek West Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Davis Creek South Trail-head is covered in snow, the road leading to the area may be impassible by passenger vehicle.  Please use caution while recreating in the area.
Deer Creek Guard Station Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: Deer Creek Guard Station is closed.
Deerhorn Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Deerhorn Campground is reachable, maintenance for the 2015 season has not begun.
Delintment Lake Campground Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: Delintment Lake Campground reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Devine Summit Trail #318 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Devine Summit Trail is reachable. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Dixie Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Dixie Campground is not officially closed for, however the entry to the campground is impassible due to snow and ice. Dixie Campground can accommodate a 30' camp trailer including vehicle.
East Davis Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: East Davis Creek Trailhead is open, however the road leading to the trailhead may be impassable due to mud and snow.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trail #211 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trail #211 however Forest Road 6510 and 812 may be impassable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud. Visitors can still reach the area by hiking, snowshoeing or skiing.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trailhead is open, however Forest Road 6510 and 812 may be impassable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud. Visitors can still reach the area by hiking, snowshoeing or skiing.
Elk Creek Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Elk Creek Campground is open, however the road leading to the campground is impassible due to snow and ice.
Emigrant Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Emigrant Campground is reachable. Maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
FL Springs Trail #B-5065 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015:  FL Springs Trail #B-5065 is open. The trail has not been maintained for the 2015 season.
Fall Mountain Lookout Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: Fall Mountain Lookout is closed for the season. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance. 
Falls Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Falls campground is reachable, the water is off. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Field's Peak Trail #212 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Field's Peak Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Head O' Boulder Forest Camp Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: Head O'Boulder Forest Camp Trailhead is unreachable due to snow and muddy conditions.
Horseshoe Trail #363 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Horseshoe Trail is open, however the roads leading to the trail are impassable due to snow and mud.
Huddleston Snowpark Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Huddleston Sno-Park is open. Due to warm weather there is very little snow in the area. 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 website.
Idlewild Campground Open to Visitor /2015: Idlewild Campground is open, however the water has been shut off for the season. Campground maintenance has not begun for the season.
Idlewild Loop Trail #317 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Idlewild Loop Trail is reachable, the 2015 trail maintenance has not yet begun.
Indian Creek Trail #364 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Indian Creek Trail #364 trail is not reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow.  Those wishing to hike, ski or snowshoe into the area are welcome.  Be advised that the trail has not been cleared or maintained for a few summers and the trail becomes hard to find.
Indian Creek Trail #5001 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Indian Creek Trail #5001 is only reachable by ski or snowshoe.
Joaquin Miller Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: Joaquin Miller Campground is closed for the season.  The gate has been locked and the water is off.
Joaquin Miller Trail #219 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Joaquin Miller Trail is snow covered and Forest Road 6510 of off County Road 65 is impassable to passenger vehicles due to mud. Visitors may still hike, snowshoe or ski into the area.
Lake Creek Trail #378 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Lake Creek Trail is snow covered and Forest Road 924 that leads to the campground is impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow. Visitors may still hike, ski or snowshoe into the area.
Little Malheur Trail #366 Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: The Little Malheur Trail is open, however the roads leading to the trail are impassable by passenger vehicle due to snow.  
Little Strawberry Trail #5003 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Little Strawberry Trail is snow covered, with snow drifts. 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. 
Logan Valley Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: The Logan Valley Interpretive Site is unreachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice.  The area is open to snowmobiles.
Lower Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Magone Lake Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Magone Lake Campground is open, however the water is off for the season. The group campsite and picnic area are now closed for the season. All other site are still open on a first come, first serve basis. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Magone Lake Trail #352 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Magone Lake Trail #352, is open. There is snow and ice on the road leading to the campground and trail.  The road may be impassable to passenger vehicles due to the snow.
Magone Slide Trail #353 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: The trail is open. Visitors will encounter snow and ice on the roads leading to the trail.  The trail is covered in snow.
Magone Slide Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Magone Slide Trail-head is open. Visitors will encounter snow and ice on the road leading to the trail, the road may be impassable to passenger vehicles due to the snow.  The trail is covered with snow. 
Malheur Ford Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Malheur Ford Trail-head is open, however the roads leading to the trailhead are impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow and ice.
Malheur River Trail #303 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Malheur River Trail is open, however the road leading to the trailhead is impassable by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice. A snowmobile trail leads into the area, visitors may then snowshoe or ski the trail.
Malheur Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: The Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is unreachable by passenger vehicles due to snow and ice.  There are multiple snowmobile trails into the area.  People may snowshoe or ski into the area as well. 
McClellan Mountain Trail #216 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: McClellan Mountain Trail is open, however the roads leading to the campground may be impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow and ice.  Visitors may ski or snowshoe into the area. 
McClellan Trailhead Open to Visitor 03//2015: McClellan Trail-head is open, however the road leading to the trailhead may be impassable by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice.  Visitors may ski or snowshoe into the area.
Meadow Fork Trail #376 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Meadow Fork Trail is open, however Forest Road 924 and Forest Road 033 that lead to the trailhead are impassible to passenger vehicle due to snow. Visitors may still hike, snowshoe or ski into the area.
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor 03/26: Middle Fork Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Monument Rock Wilderness: Malheur    03/26/2015: Monument Rock Wilderness is open. However the roads leading into the wilderness are not passable by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice.
Mud Lake A Trail #5008 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Mud Lake Trail is only reachable by ski or snowshoe. Visitors should be prepared for snow drifts and freezing weather.
Mud Lake Trail #379 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Mud Lake is is only reachable by ski or snowshoe. Visitors should be prepared for snow drifts and freezing weather.
Murderer's Creek Guard Station Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: Murderers Creek Guard Station is closed for the season. 
Murray Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Murray Campground is open. However the campground is not reachable by passenger vehicle. Those that wish to visit the area can ski, snowmobile, or snowshoe in.
Myrtle Creek Trail #308 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Myrtle Creek Trail is open. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Nipple Butte Trail #346 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Nipple Butte Trail #346 is not reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice.
North Fork Malheur Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: North Fork Malheur Campground doesn't officially close during the winter months, however the road leading into the campground becomes impassible by passenger vehicle due to snow, ice and mud.
North Fork Malheur Trail #381 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: The North Fork Malheur Trail doesn't close during the winter months but does become unreachable by passenger vehicle due to snow, ice and mud during the winter and early spring months.
North Fork Malheur Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: North Fork of the Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is open. However the area is not reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice.
Onion Creek Trail #368 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: The Onion Creek Trail is open however the road leading to the trail is blocked by a gate during the winter months.  The area is open for those wishing to visit the area via ski, snowshoe, or on foot.  Visitors will encounter snowdrifts and icy conditions.
Oregon Mine Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Oregon Mine Campground reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Parish Cabin Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Parish Cabin Campground is open, however the road leading to the campground is closed to passenger vehicle traffic.  The campground can be reached by snowmobile, ski or snowshoe.
Pine Creek Trail #201 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: The Pine Creek Trail is snow covered and the road leading to the trailhead may be impassable due to snow and ice.
Pine Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Pine Creek Trailhead is open, however the road leading to the trailhead may be impassable to passenger vehicle due to snow and mud.
Pine Spring Fire Overlook Trail Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Pine Springs Fire Overlook Trail is open.
Pine Springs Overlook Observation Site Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Pine Springs Overlook open, trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Princess Trail #251 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Princess trail is open, however the trail is not reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud. Visitors may hike, ski or snowshoe into the area.
Princess Trailhead West Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Princess Trailhead West trail is open, however the trailhead is not reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud. Visitors may hike, ski or snowshoe into the area.
Riley Creek Trail #216A Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Riley Creek Trail is open. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Roads End Trail #201A Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: Roads End Trail is currently unreachable by passenger vehicle. Visitors are allowed to ski, snowshoe or hike into that area.
Rock Springs Campground Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Rock Springs Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Sheep Creek Trail #371 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Sheep Creek Trail is snow covered and the roads leading to the area my be impassable by passenger vehicle due to mud and snow.
Short Creek Guard Station Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: Short Creek Guard Station is closed for the season. 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 3/26/2015: Skyline Trail is covered in snow and ice, the roads leading to the trailhead are not passable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud.
Skyline Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Skyline trail-head is not reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud.
Slide Basin Shortcut Trail #5005 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Slide Basin Shortcut Trail is snow covered, the area is only reachable by ski or snowshoe. After recent storms visitors may encounter downed trees.  
Slide Basin Tie In Trail #5008 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Slide Basin Tie in Trail #5008 open, the area is only reachable by ski or snowshoe. After recent storms visitors may encounter downed trees and will encounter snow on the trail.
Slide Basin Trail #372 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Slide Basin Trail #372 is snow covered. With recent storms visitors may encounter downed trees on the trail. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Slide Connector Trail #386 Open to Visitor 03/20/2015: The Slide Connector Trail #386 is snow covered, visitors will encounter snow drifts and mud on the trail.  The road leading to the trail may be impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow and ice. 
Slide Creek Campground Open to Visitor 03/20/2015: Slide Creek Campground is open. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun. The road leading up to Strawberry Campground and the trailhead to Strawberry Lake is closed, however visitors may enjoy the area by hiking, snowshoeing or skiing into the campground and trails.
Slide Horse Camp Open to Visitor 03/20/2015: Slide Horse Campground is open. Campground Maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun. The road leading up to Strawberry Campground and the trailhead to Strawberry Lake is closed, just past Slide Horse Campground. Visitors can still enjoy the area by hiking, snowshoeing or skiing into the campground and trails.
Slide Lake Trail #5007 Open to Visitor 03/20/2015: Slide Lake Trail is snow covered, the trail may be impassable due to snow drifts, downed trees and ice along the trails leading to this connector trail.
Snowshoe Trail #380 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Snowshoe Trail is covered in snow and the forest road leading to the campground is impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud.
Starr Bowl Snowplay Area Open to Visitor 03/20/2015: Starr Snow Bowl is open, however with the unusually warm weather over the past few weeks there is a lack of snow. Parking for the snowbowl is across Hwy 395 South near Starr Campground. Use caution when crossing the highway.
Starr Campground Open to Visitor 03/20/2015: Starr Campground is open. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Starr Sno-Park Open to Visitor 03/20/2015: Starr Sno-Park is open for parking. With warm weather there is a minimal amount of snow. A Sno-Park Permit is required for parking in the Starr Sno-Park between November 1st and April 30th.
Starvation Trail #374 Closed to Visitor 03/20/2015: Starvation trail is open, however the road leading to the trail may be impassible due to snow and mud. The trail has not been logged out for a few seasons, visitors will encounter snow, downed trees and debris on the trail.
Strawberry Basin Trail #375 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: 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.
Strawberry Basin Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Strawberry Basin Trail-head is snow covered. The road leading to the trailhead is closed. Visitors can park at Slide Creek Campground or Slide Horse Campground and hike, snowshoe or ski into the area.
Strawberry Campground Open to Visitor 03/23/2015: The gate to Strawberry Campground has been closed, the water is off for the season.  Visitors to the area are welcome to park at Slide Creek Campground or Slide Horse Campground and hike, snowshoe or ski into the area to enjoy the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.  The road leading to the area may become impassible to passenger vehicles, please use caution when traveling in the area.
Strawberry Lake Trail #5004 Open to Visitor 03/23/2015: Strawberry Lake Trail is open, and only reachable by ski or snowshoe. The road leading to the Strawberry Lake Trailhead is closed for the season. Visitors may hike, snowshoe or ski into the area.
Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is open. Visitors to the area will encounter snow, ice and muddy conditions. 
Summit Trail #5002 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Summit Trail is only reachable by ski or snowshoe. Be prepared for snow drifts blocking the trail.
Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail #260 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail is open, however the parking area becomes inaccessible to passenger vehicles during the winter months due to snow.
Sunrise Butte Trail #255 Closed to Visitor 03/26/2015: The Sunrise Butte Trail may be unreachable.
Sunshine Flat Trail #369 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Sunshine Flat Trail is open, however Forest Road 918 is impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow. Visitors may hike, snowshoe or ski into the area and on the trail.
Sunshine Guard Station Open to Visitor 03/26/2015 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 03/26/2015: Swick Old Growth is open. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions.
Table Mountain A #5000 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: Table Mountain Trail is snow covered and Forest Road may be impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud.
Table Mountain Trail #217 Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: Table Mountain Trail is snow covered.  Forest Road 651 may be impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud.
Table Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: Table Mountain Trailhead is snow covered and Forest Road 651 may be impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud.
Table Rock Trail #365 Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: Table Rock Trail is snow covered, however the roads leading to the trail may not be passable due to snow and ice.
Tamarack Creek Trail #202 Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: Tamarack Creek Trail is snow covered and the roads leading to the trailhead may be impassable due to snow and mud.
Tempest Mine Trail #256 Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: Tempest Mine Trail is snow covered and is not reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud. Visitors may hike, ski or snowshoe into the area.
Tip Top Campground Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: Tip Top Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Trout Farm Campground Closed to Visitor 03/25/2015: Trout Farm Campground is closed for the season, the water has been turned off.
Trout Farm Trail #370 Closed to Visitor 03/25/2015: The Trout Farm Trail is closed for the season.
Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: The Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic area may not be reachable due to snow, ice and mud.
West Fork Pine Creek Trail #200 Open to Visitor 03/26/2015: West Fork of Pine Creek Trail is snow covered and the road leading to the trailhead may be impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud.
West Myrtle Creek Trail #314 Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: West Myrtle Creek Trail is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Wickiup Campground Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: Wickiup Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Yellowjacket Campground Open to Visitor 03/25/2015: Yellowjacket Campground is open, the water is off for the season. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.

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