Recreation

Magone Lake

Note (8/19/16): the Rail Fire will limit access near the Monument Wilderness Area on the Malheur and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. NF Road 13 on the Malheur National Forest is currently closed from Deardorff Summit to Short Creek Guard Station.

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 08/22/2016:  Alder Springs campground is open.
Arch Rock Trail #258 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Arch Rock Trail may not be reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow or muddy conditions.
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Big Creek Campground is open, and the water has been turned on for the season.
Big Creek Trail #377 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016:  Big Creek Snowshoe Trail #377 is open.
Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead is open.
Big Creek/Summit Prairie Trail #B5053 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016:  Big Creek/Summit Trail #B5053 is open. The trail has not been logged out or maintained for the 2016 season.
Billy Fields Forest Camp Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Billy Fields Forest Camp is open. Maintenance has not begun for the 2016 season.
Blackeye Trail #243 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Blackeye Trail is open.
Buck Spring Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Buck Spring Campground open.
Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, Forest Road 1520 accessing Buckhorn Meadows Trails is temporarily CLOSED. Users may travel the closed road on foot, horse, or bicycle to access the trailhead. trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead is open, however, Forest Road 1520 accessing Buckhorn Meadows Trails is temporarily CLOSED. Users may travel the closed road on foot, horse, or bicycle to access the trailhead. trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Canyon Meadows Campground Closed to Visitor 08/22/2016: Canyon Meadows Campground is closed due to hazards from a wildfire.
Canyon Mountain Trail #218 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Cedar Grove Botanical Area Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Cedar Grove Botanical area is open.
Cedar Grove Trail #203A Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Cedar Grove trail is open, the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season.
Craft Cabin Trail #319 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Craft Cabin Trail is open.
Crane Creek Trail #381A Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: This area is within a LEVEL 1 PRE-EVACUATION ADVISORY: Level 1 pre-evacuation advisories are primarily used in slow moving events. At this level residents and visitors are made aware a danger exists and to monitor local media outlets for information. Keep in mind, cell and radio service is extremely limited to nonexistent on most of the Malheur National Forest. Residents with special needs or those with pets or livestock should take not and make preparations for relocating family members and pets. These evacuation advisories are issued by the local county. Access is limited, as the 13 Rd. is currently closed due to nearby fire activity. Visitors should be prepared for increased fire vehicle traffic as well as times of heavy smoke due to the Rail Fire. Be prepared to evacuate the area if necessary.
Crane Crossing Open to Visitor 08/23/2016:This area is within a LEVEL 1 PRE-EVACUATION ADVISORY: Level 1 pre-evacuation advisories are primarily used in slow moving events. At this level residents and visitors are made aware a danger exists and to monitor local media outlets for information. Keep in mind, cell and radio service is extremely limited to nonexistent on most of the Malheur National Forest. Residents with special needs or those with pets or livestock should take not and make preparations for relocating family members and pets. These evacuation advisories are issued by the local county. Access is limited, as the 13 Rd. is currently closed due to nearby fire activity. Visitors should be prepared for increased fire vehicle traffic as well as times of heavy smoke due to the Rail Fire. Be prepared to evacuate the area if necessary.
Crescent Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016:  Crescent Campground is open, however, visitors to the area should be prepared for smokey conditions from the Rail Fire currently burning on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest.
Davis Creek Trail #244 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Davis Creek Trail is open. Trail maintenance for the 2016 season has not yet begun. Trail may be difficult to navigate in spots.
Davis Creek West Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Davis Creek Trail is open. Trail maintenance for the 2016 season has not yet begun. Trail may be difficult to navigate in spots.
Deer Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Deer Creek Guard Station is open. To make reservations please visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Deerhorn Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Deerhorn Campground is open for the season.
Delintment Lake Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Delintment Lake Campground is open, however the water is currently turned off at the western pump in the campground. Water is still available at the campground's eastern pump.
Devine Summit Trail #318 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Devine Summit Trail is reachable. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2016 season.
Dixie Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Dixie Campground is open.
East Davis Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Davis Creek Trail is open. Trail maintenance for the 2016 season has not yet begun. Trail may be difficult to navigate in spots.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trail #211 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Elk Creek Campground Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: This area is within a LEVEL 1 PRE-EVACUATION ADVISORY: Level 1 pre-evacuation advisories are primarily used in slow moving events. At this level residents and visitors are made aware a danger exists and to monitor local media outlets for information. Keep in mind, cell and radio service is extremely limited to nonexistent on most of the Malheur National Forest. Residents with special needs or those with pets or livestock should take not and make preparations for relocating family members and pets. These evacuation advisories are issued by the local county.
Emigrant Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Emigrant Campground is open.
FL Springs Trail #B-5065 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: FL Springs Trail #B-5065 is open.
Fall Mountain Lookout Open to Visitor 08/22/2016:  Fall Mountain Lookout is open.  This site does not have an outdoor campfire ring, please do not build campfires at this site.  To make reservations please visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Falls Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Falls campground open and the water is on for the season.
Field's Peak Trail #212 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Field's Peak Trail is open.
Head O' Boulder Forest Camp Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Head O'Boulder Forest Camp Trailhead is open.
Horseshoe Trail #363 Open to Visitor 08/19/2016: Currently closed due to the Rail Fire.
Huddleston Snowpark Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Huddleston Sno-Park is open, however visitors should be prepared for smoke in the area from the Rail Fire, burning to the east on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. 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 08/22/2016: Idlewild Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Idlewild Loop Trail #317 Closed to Visitor 08/22/2016: The trail is temporarily closed.
Indian Creek Trail #364 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Indian Creek Trail #5001 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Joaquin Miller Horse Camp Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Joaquin Miller Campground is open.
Joaquin Miller Trail #219 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Lake Creek Trail #378 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Little Malheur Trail #366 Closed to Visitor 08/22/2016: Due to the Rail Fire, the Little Malheur Trail is currently closed.
Little Strawberry Trail #5003 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Little Strawberry Trail is open.
Logan Valley Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: The Logan Valley Interpretive Site is open.
Lower Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open.
Magone Lake Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Magone Lake Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Magone Lake Trail #352 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Magone Lake Trail #352, is open.
Magone Slide Trail #353 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: The trail is open
Magone Slide Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Magone Slide Trail-head is open.
Malheur Ford Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Malheur Ford Trail-head is open.
Malheur River Trail #303 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Malheur River Trail is open.
Malheur Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: The Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is open.
McClellan Mountain Trail #216 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: McClellan Mountain Trail is open.
McClellan Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: McClellan Trail-head is open.
Meadow Fork Trail #376 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Middle Fork Campground open.
Monument Rock Wilderness: Malheur Closed to Visitor 08/22/2016: Currently closed due to the Rail Fire.
Mud Lake A Trail #5008 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Mud Lake Trail #379 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Murderer's Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Murderers Creek Guard Station is open.  This site does not have an outdoor campfire ring, please do not build a campfire at this site.  To make reservations please visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Murray Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Murry Campground is open.
Myrtle Creek Trail #308 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Myrtle Creek Trail is open.
Nipple Butte Trail #346 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Nipple Butte Trail #346 is open.
North Fork Malheur Campground Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: This area is within a LEVEL 1 PRE-EVACUATION ADVISORY: Level 1 pre-evacuation advisories are primarily used in slow moving events. At this level residents and visitors are made aware a danger exists and to monitor local media outlets for information. Keep in mind, cell and radio service is extremely limited to nonexistent on most of the Malheur National Forest. Residents with special needs or those with pets or livestock should take not and make preparations for relocating family members and pets. These evacuation advisories are issued by the local county. Access is limited, as the 13 Rd. is currently closed due to nearby fire activity. Visitors should be prepared for increased fire vehicle traffic as well as times of heavy smoke due to the Rail Fire. Be prepared to evacuate the area if necessary.
North Fork Malheur Trail #381 Open to Visitor 08/23/2016: This area is within a LEVEL 1 PRE-EVACUATION ADVISORY: Level 1 pre-evacuation advisories are primarily used in slow moving events. At this level residents and visitors are made aware a danger exists and to monitor local media outlets for information. Keep in mind, cell and radio service is extremely limited to nonexistent on most of the Malheur National Forest. Residents with special needs or those with pets or livestock should take not and make preparations for relocating family members and pets. These evacuation advisories are issued by the local county. Access is limited, as the 13 Rd. is currently closed due to nearby fire activity. Visitors should be prepared for increased fire vehicle traffic as well as times of heavy smoke due to the Rail Fire. Be prepared to evacuate the area if necessary.
North Fork Malheur Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Access is limited, as the 13 Rd. is currently closed due to nearby fire activity. Visitors should be prepared for increased fire vehicle traffic as well as times of heavy smoke due to the Rail Fire. Be prepared to evacuate the area if necessary.
Onion Creek Trail #368 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Onion Creek Trail #368 is open.
Oregon Mine Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Oregon Mine Campground is open.
Parish Cabin Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Parish Cabin Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Pine Creek Trail #201 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Pine Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Pine Spring Fire Overlook Trail Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Pine Springs Fire Overlook Trail is open.
Pine Springs Overlook Observation Site Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Pine Springs Overlook open.
Princess Trail #251 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Princess trail is open.
Princess Trailhead West Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Princess Trailhead West trail is open.
Riley Creek Trail #216A Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Riley Creek Trail is open.
Roads End Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Rock Springs Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Rock Springs Campground is open.
Sheep Creek Trail #371 Closed to Visitor 08/22/2016: Currently closed due to the Rail Fire.
Short Creek Guard Station Closed to Visitor 08/22/2016: Short Creek Guard Station is closed due to the Rail Fire currently burning on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. To make reservations please contact www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Skyline Trail #385 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Skyline Trail #385 is open.
Skyline Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Skyline Trailhead is open.
Slide Basin Shortcut Trail #5005 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Slide Basin Shortcut Trail is open.
Slide Basin Tie In Trail #5006 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Open, however, trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Slide Basin Trail #372 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Slide Basin Trail #372 is open.
Slide Connector Trail #386 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: The Slide Connector Trail #386 open.
Slide Creek Campground Open to Visitor 07/28/2016: Slide Creek Campground is open.
Slide Horse Camp Open to Visitor 08/22/2016:  Slide Horse Camp is open.
Slide Lake Trail #5007 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Slide Lake Trail is open.
Snowshoe Trail #380 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Snowshoe Trail is open.
Starr Bowl Snowplay Area Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Starr Snow Bowl is open.  TripCheck and for snow depth and precipitation throughout the state please visit SnoTel.
Starr Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Starr Campground is open.
Starr Sno-Park Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Starr Sno-Park is open. Sno-Park Permit is required for parking in the Starr Sno-Park between November 1st and April 30th. For more information on groomed snowmobile trails in the area please visit the Grant County Snowballers page.
Starvation Trail #374 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016:  The Starvation Trail is currently open.  Visitors should be prepared for smoke and increased fire vehicle traffic due to the Rail Fire currenlty buring on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Strawberry Basin Trail #375 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Strawberry Basin Trail is open.
Strawberry Basin Trailhead Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Strawberry Basin Trail-head open.
Strawberry Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016:  Strawberry Campground is open and the water is on. The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Area was largely burned in last season's Canyon Creek Complex Fires, but did not burn Strawberry Campground or the trail to Strawberry Lake and the Falls. Many of the trails to the west within the wilderness area have yet to be cleared of down debris as a result from this most recent burn. It will take some time for all impacted trails and resources to receive appropriate maintenance. While all trails are currently open to foot and horse traffic, some roads are currently closed due to tree hazard removal projects. Be sure to reference an up to date Canyon Creek Complex Fire closure map when planning any activities in the area. Use due caution when exploring the wilderness. Watch out for hazard trees and be careful where you stop, rest and setup camp.
Strawberry Lake Trail #5004 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Strawberry Lake Trail is open.
Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Area was largely burned in last season's Canyon Creek Complex Fires. Many of the trails within the wilderness area have yet to be cleared of down debris as a result from this most recent burn. It will take some time for all impacted trails and resources to receive appropriate maintenance. While all trails are currently open to foot and horse traffic, some roads are currently closed due to tree hazard removal projects. Be sure to reference an up to date Canyon Creek Complex Fire closure map when planning any activities in the area. Use due caution when exploring the wilderness. Watch out for hazard trees and be careful where you stop, rest and setup camp. Current snow line can be found intermittently above 6300'. A strong warming pattern will see to the quick diminishment of our current snow loads. Self-arrest equipment may be desirable for high alpine pursuits.
Summit Trail #5002 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Summit Trail #5002 is open.
Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail #260 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail is open.
Sunrise Butte Trail #255 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: The Sunrise Butte Trail is open.
Sunshine Flat Trail #369 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Sunshine Flat Trail is open.
Sunshine Guard Station Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Sunshine Guard Station is open.  This site does not have an outdoor campfire ring, campfires are not allowed at this site. To make reservations please visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Swick Old Growth Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Swick Old Growth is open.
Table Mountain A #5000 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Table Mountain Trail #5000 open, however, the trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Table Mountain Trail #217 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Table Mountain Trail #217 is open, however, the trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Table Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor 07/28/2016: Table Mountain Trailhead is open, however, the trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Table Rock Trail #365 Closed to Visitor 08/22/2016: Table Rock Trail is currently closed due to the Rail Fire.
Tamarack Creek Trail #202 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Tamarack Creek open, however, the trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
Tempest Mine Trail #256 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Tempest Mine Trail is open.
Trout Farm Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Trout Farm Campground is open and the water has been turned on for the season. Visitors to the area may experience smoke from the Rail Fire currently burning to the east on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest.
Trout Farm Trail #370 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Trout Farm Trail #370 is open and maintained.
Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: The Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area is open.
West Fork Pine Creek Trail #200 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: West Fork Pine Creek Trail #200 is open, however, the trail may be subject to substantial tree fall due to recent wildfire burns. Use caution when recreating in the area. Do not camp or dawdle near hazard trees.
West Myrtle Creek Trail #314 Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: West Myrtle Creek Trail is open.
Wickiup Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Wickiup Campground is open.
Yellowjacket Campground Open to Visitor 08/22/2016: Yellowjacket Campground is open and the water is on for the season.