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.

12/01/2014: 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 12/15/2014: Alder Springs Camp is open. Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Arch Rock Trail #258 Open to Visitor 12/15/20014: 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 12/15/2014: 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, and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Big Creek Trail #377 Open to Visitor 11/24/2014: Big Creek Trail #377 is open, trails on the Malheur National Forest are not closed during the winter months.  However, trails may become unreachable via passenger vehicle due to snow and muddy conditions.  Currently Big Creek Trail is not reachable by passenger vehicle, visitors are welcome to snowmobile, ski or snowshoe into the area.
Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/24/2014: Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead is open, 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.
Billy Fields Forest Camp Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Billy Fields Forest Camp is open. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Blackeye Trail #243 Open to Visitor 11/24/2014: Blackeye Trail is open, however the trail has not been cleared out or maintained for the season. Trails are not closed on the Malheur National Forest during winter months, however some trails may become unreachable by passenger vehicle due to snow or muddy conditions. Visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Buck Spring Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Buck Spring Campground is open, visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.  Please pack out what you pack in, no trash service is provided at this time.
Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 Open to Visitor 11/24/2014: Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 is open Trails are not closed during the winter on the Malheur National Forest, however trails are not maintained during the winter months on the. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions.  Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. 
Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead is open. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Canyon Meadows Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Canyon Meadows Campground is open and maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Canyon Mountain Trail #218 Open to Visitor 12/01/2014: Canyon Mountain Trail #218 is open, the trail was logged out early in the season. Visitors will encounter snow and icy conditions.  The roads may be impassible due to snow or muddy conditions.  Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Cedar Grove Botanical Area Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Cedar Grove Botanical area is open. Visitors will encounter snow and ice.  Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Cedar Grove Trail #203A Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Cedar Grove trail is open, the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and icy conditions. Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Craft Cabin Trail #319 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Craft Cabin Trail is open. Visitors may encounter snow. Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Crane Creek Trail #381A Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Crane Creek Trail is open, and was logged out at the beginning of the summer, 2014.  Visitors to the area will encounter snow. 
Crane Crossing Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Crane Crossing Trail is open. However the trail has not been cleared or maintained since early summer.  Visitors will encounter snow and may not be able to reach the crossing in a regular passenger vehicle. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures.
Crescent Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Crescent Campground may not be reachable due to snow.  Please be prepared for freezing temperatures.
Davis Creek Trail #244 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Davis Creek Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and icy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Davis Creek West Trailhead Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: 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 12/15/2014: Deer Creek Guard Station is closed. To make reservations and check season dates please visit Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Deerhorn Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Deerhorn Campground is open however the entrance to the campground may be impassible due to snow. 
Delintment Lake Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Delintment Lake Campground is open. The water has been shut off for the season.
Devine Summit Trail #318 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Devine Summit Trail is open and was logged out early in the summer season. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Dixie Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Dixie Campground is not officially closed for, however the entry to the campground may impassible due to snow and ice. Dixie Campground can accommodate a 30' camp trailer including vehicle. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
East Davis Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: East Davis Creek Trail-head is open, however the trail has not been cleared out for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and icy conditions.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trail #211 Open to Visitor 12/05/2014: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trail #211was logged out at the beginning of the season. Visitors will encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 12/05/2014: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trailhead is open, however the trail was logged out earlier in the summer.  Visitors will encounter snow leading to the trailhead.  Please use caution when driving on snowy and muddy roads. 
Elk Creek Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Elk Creek Campground is open, however the road leading to the campground may be impassible due to snow and ice.
Emigrant Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Emigrant Campground is not officially closed, however the road leading to the campground becomes impassible due to snow and ice.
Fall Mountain Lookout Closed to Visitor 12/15/2014: Fall Mountain Lookout is closed for the season. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance. To make reservations please visit Recreation.gov
Falls Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Falls campground is open, however the water has been shutoff for the season.
Field's Peak Trail #212 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: 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 12/15/2014: Head O'Boulder Forest Camp Trailhead is unreachable due to snow and muddy conditions.
Horseshoe Trail #363 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Horseshoe Trail is was logged out at the beginning of the summer, however the trail is not reachable due to snow.
Huddleston Snowpark Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Huddleston Sno-Park is open. A 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 12/15/2014: Idlewild Campground is open, however the water has been shut off for the season. Currently there is no snow at the campground.
Idlewild Loop Trail #317 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Idlewild Loop Trail is open and was logged out early in the summer, 2014.
Indian Creek Trail #364 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Indian Creek Trail #364 trail is not reachable by passanger 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 11/10/2014: Indian Creek Trail #365A is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Joaquin Miller Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 12/15/2014: 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 11/10/2014: Joaquin Miller Trail is reachable however the trail has not been logged or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Lake Creek Trail #378 Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Lake Creek Trail has been logged out for the season.  Visitors need to be prepared for snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Little Malheur Trail #366 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: The Little Malheur Trail is open, however the roads leading to the trail may not be passable due to snow and ice.
Little Strawberry Trail #375A Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Little Strawberry Trail is open.  However, after recent storms several trees have fallen across the trail.  Please use caution when traveling in the area.  Hikers will encounter snow on the trail and muddy conditions leading to the trailhead.
Logan Valley Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor 12/15/2014: The Logan Valley Interpretive Site is unreachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice.
Lower Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open, however the road leading to the campground may be impassible due to snow and ice.
Magone Lake Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: 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. Visitors will encounter snow and ice on the roads leading to the campground.
Magone Lake Trail #352 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Magone Lake Trail #352,is open. Visitors will encounter snow on the roads leading to the trail.
Magone Slide Trail #353 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: The trail is open. Visitors will encounter snow and ice on the roads leading to the trail.
Magone Slide Trailhead Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Magone Slide Trail-head is open. Visitors will encounter snow and ice on the road leading to the trail.
Malheur Ford Trailhead Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Malheur Ford Trail-head is open, however visitors will encounter snow and ice on the roads leading to the trailhead.
Malheur Rail Trail #382 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: The Malheur Rail Trail is open. Visitors will encounter snow and ice on the roads leading to the trail.
Malheur River Trail #303 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Malheur River Trail is open. However visitors will encounter snow and ice on the roads leading to the trail. The trail may not be reachable due to the snow and ice.
Malheur Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: The Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is open. However, visitors will encounter snow and icy roads leading to the area.
McClellan Mountain Trail #216 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: McClellan Mountain Trail is open, however visitors will encounter snow and ice on the roads leading to the campground.
McClellan Trailhead Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: McClellan Trail-head is open. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Meadow Fork Trail #376 Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: 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. A large tree has fallen at the trailhead. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Middle Fork Campground is open. However the entrance to the campground may not be passable due to snow and ice.
Monument Rock Wilderness: Malheur    12/15/2014: Monument Rock Wilderness is open. Some of the roads leading to the entrance to the wilderness have become snow covered and are not passable.
Mud Lake A Trail #379A Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Mud Lake Trail is open, has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Mud Lake Trail #379 Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Mud Lake is open and has been logged out from Meadow Fork Trail to Mud Lake. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Murderer's Creek Guard Station Closed to Visitor 12/15/2014: 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 12/15/2014: Murray Campground is open. However the campground may not be reachable by passenger vehicle. Those that wish to visit the area can ski, snowmobile, or snowshoe in.
Myrtle Creek Trail #308 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Myrtle Creek Trail is open.
Nipple Butte Trail #346 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Nipple Butte Trail is open however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Be prepared for snow and icy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
North Fork Malheur Campground Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: North Fork Malheur Campground is open for the season. Be prepared snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
North Fork Malheur Trail #381 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: The North Fork Malheur Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
North Fork Malheur Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: North Fork of the Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is open. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Onion Creek Trail #368 Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: The Onion Creek Trail is open, and has been logged out for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions.
Oregon Mine Campground Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Oregon Mine Campground open. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Parish Cabin Campground Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Parish Cabin Campground is open. The water has been turned off for the season. Visitors may encounter snow. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Pine Creek Trail #201 Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: The Pine Creek Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Pine Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Pine Creek Trailhead is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Pine Spring Fire Overlook Trail Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Pine Springs Fire Overlook Trail is open for the season. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Pine Springs Overlook Observation Site Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Pine Springs Overlook is open. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Princess Trail #251 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Princess trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow and will encounter muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Princess Trailhead West Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Princess Trailhead West trail is open, however the trail has not been maintained or logged out for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Riley Creek Trail #216A Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Riley Creek Trail is open and was logged out early in the season. Visitors may encounter muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Roads End Trail #201A Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Roads End Trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Rock Springs Campground Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Rock Springs Campground is open for the season. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Sheep Creek Trail #371 Open to Visitor 11/14/2014: Sheep Creek Trail is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for muddy/snowy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Short Creek Guard Station Closed to Visitor 11/12/2014: 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 www.recreation.gov
Skyline Trail #385 Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: 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. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Skyline Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Skyline trail-head open. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Slide Basin Shortcut Trail #372A Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Slide Basin Shortcut Trail is open and has been maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Slide Basin Tie In Trail #5008 Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Slide Basin Tie in Trail #372B open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. With recent storms visitors may encounter downed trees on the trail. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Slide Basin Trail #372 Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Slide Basin Trail #372 is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. With recent storms visitors may encounter downed trees on the trail. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Slide Creek Campground Open to Visitor 11/17/2014: Slide Creek Campground is open.  However, visitors will encounter snow and ice.  Please be prepared for freezing conditions, and rapidly changing weather.
Slide Horse Camp Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Slide Horse Campground is open.  Visitors will encounter snow and icy conditions.  Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather.
Slide Lake Trail #385A Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Slide Lake Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. After recent storms visitors may encounter downed trees on the trail. Visitors will encounter snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Snowshoe Trail #380 Open to Visitor 11/10/2014: Snowshoe Trail is open and has been cleared and logged out for the season. Visitors will encounter snow and may not be able to reach the trail due to snow and ice. Please be prepared for freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Starr Bowl Snowplay Area Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Starr Snow Bowl is open. Parking for the snowbowl is across Hwy 395 South near Starr Campground. Use caution when crossing the highway. Please be prepared freezing temperatures and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Starr Campground Open to Visitor 11/18/2014: Starr Campground is open, be prepared for snow and freezing conditions.
Starr Sno-Park Open to Visitor 11/18/2014: Starr Sno-Park is open for parking. Sno-Park pass is required for parking in the Starr Sno-Park between November 1st and April 30th. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.  
Starvation Trail #374 Closed to Visitor 11/12/2014: Starvation trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Strawberry Basin Trail #375 Open to Visitor 11/20/2014: Strawberry Basin Trail was logged out early in the season. Visitors will encounter snow, ice and freezing conditions.  Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Strawberry Basin Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/20/2014: Strawberry Basin Trail-head is open.  Visitors will encounter snow, ice and muddy conditions. 
Strawberry Campground Open to Visitor 12/03/2014: 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 #375B Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Strawberry Lake Trail is open, the trail has been cleared to Strawberry Lake, with recent storms trees have fallen across the trail leading to Little Strawberry Lake and the Falls. Visitors will encounter snow on the trail. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Open to Visitor 12/03/2014: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is open. Visitors to the area will encounter snow, ice and muddy conditions.  Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Summit Trail #5002 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Summit Trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out for the season. Visitors will encounter snow on the trail. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail #260 Open to Visitor 11/20/2014: The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail is open, and was logged out at the beginning of the season. Visitors will encounter snow and ice on the trail. Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Sunrise Butte Trail #255 Open to Visitor 11/20/2014: The Sunrise Butte Trail may be unreachable. The trail was logged out and maintained in early summer. Visitors will encounter snow and may encounter muddy conditions. Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Sunshine Flat Trail #369 Open to Visitor 11/20/2014: Sunshine Flat Trail is open. The trail was logged out and maintained at the beginning of the summer season. Visitors should be prepared for snow on the trail and muddy road conditions. Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Sunshine Guard Station Open to Visitor 11/20/2014 Sunshine Guard Station is open. To make reservations please call 1-877-444-6777, or visit www.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 11/12/2014: Swick Old Growth trail is open for the season. Visitors will encounter snow. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Table Mountain A #5000 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Table Mountain Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow on the trail. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Table Mountain Trail #217 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Table Mountain Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow on the trail. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Table Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Table Mountain Trailhead is open. Visitors will encounter snow on the trail. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Table Rock Trail #365 Open to Visitor 12/15/2014: Table Rock Trail is open, however the roads leading to the trail may not be passable due to snow and ice.
Tamarack Creek Trail #202 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Tamarack Creek Trail is open. Visitors will encounter snow on the trail. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Tempest Mine Trail #256 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Tempest Mine Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Tip Top Campground Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Tip Top Campground is open for the season. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Trout Farm Campground Closed to Visitor 12/03/2014: Trout Farm Campground is closed for the season, the water has been turned off.
Trout Farm Trail #370 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: The trail to the campground has been maintained and logged out. Visitors will encounter snow. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Twin Springs Trail #375C Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Twin Springs Trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow on the trail. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: The Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic area is reachable. Visitors should be prepared for snow and will encounter muddy conditions. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
West Fork Pine Creek Trail #200 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: West Fork of Pine Creek Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter snow on the trail. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
West Myrtle Creek Trail #314 Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: West Myrtle Creek Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Wickiup Campground Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Wickiup Campground is open for the season. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Yellowjacket Campground Open to Visitor 11/12/2014: Yellowjacket Campground is open, the water is off for the season. Please be prepared for freezing conditions and rapidly changing weather conditions.

Spotlights

Magone Lake Campground

Typical campsites at Magone Lake Campground

Magone Lake Campground is set amongst ponderosa pine, fir, and other native trees in a beautifully wooded area.  The campground is popular during the summer months with visitors wanting to fish, swim, boat and hike.  The campground offers single family and group camp sites, a large area for group picnicking, and a group campground. All facilities are accessible.  A day use area with picnic tables and changing rooms is available with easy access to the lake and trails. Swimmers at the day use area can dive into the cool waters, then warm themselves on the sandy beach.  A boat launch is available for the avid boater, which has an accessible vault toilet and loading dock.  Magone Lake is a no-wake lake, only boats with 10 horse power or less motors allowed. For hikers there is a trail that leads around the lake Magone Lake Trail, another trail near the lake is Magone Slide Trail, this trail goes along the original slide that created Magone Lake.

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.  The trail has a paved pull through parking area just off of the highway.  The trail affords visitors the opportunity to tracks and grade from the old railroad, allowing for an understanding of the old Sumpter Valley Railroad connecting Prairie City, Oregon with Baker City, Oregon. 

Areas & Activities

Highlights