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.

Recreation Report May 12th, 2015

05/12/2015: Due to recent weather patterns visitors may encounter muddy conditions throughout the forest and snow in the higher elevations.  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 05/18/2015:  Alder Springs campground open for the season.
Arch Rock Trail #258 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Arc Rock Trail may is reachable but has not been maintained for the season.
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Billy Fields Forest Camp is reachable. The road is clear leading to the campground.
Blackeye Trail #243 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Buck Spring Campground Open to Visitor 05/18/2015: Buck Spring Campground open for the season.
Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 may be snow covered and Forest Road 1520 that leads to the trailhead may be impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow or mud.
Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Canyon Meadows Campground is reachable,Campground maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Canyon Mountain Trail #218 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Cedar Grove Botanical area is open, however the roads leading into the area may be impassable to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud.
Cedar Grove Trail #203A Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Cedar Grove trail is open, the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Craft Cabin Trail #319 Open to Visitor 05/18/2015: Craft Cabin Trail has been cleared of downed logs and is open for the season.
Crane Creek Trail #381A Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Crane Creek Trail is open, however the roads leading to the trail are impassable due to snow and mud.
Crane Crossing Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Crescent Campground is reachable, campground maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Davis Creek Trail #244 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Davis Creek Trail is open, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Davis Creek West Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/1/2015: Davis Creek South Trail-head reachable, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Deer Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Deer Creek Guard Station is will open May 15th, 2015
Deerhorn Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Deerhorn Campground is reachable, Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not begun.
Delintment Lake Campground Open to Visitor 05/18/2015: Delintment Lake Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Devine Summit Trail #318 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Devine Summit Trail is reachable. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Dixie Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Dixie Campground reachable. Campground maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season. Dixie Campground can accommodate a 30' camp trailer including vehicle.
East Davis Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Elk Creek Campground is open. Campground maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Emigrant Campground Closed to Visitor 05/11/2015: Emigrant Campground is temporarily closed due to hazard tree removal. The campground should be reopened no later than 05/16/2015
FL Springs Trail #B-5065 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015:  FL Springs Trail #B-5065 is open. The trail has not been maintained for the 2015 season.
Fall Mountain Lookout Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Fall Mountain Lookout is open for the season.
Falls Campground Open to Visitor 05/18/2015: Falls campground open and the water is on for the season.
Field's Peak Trail #212 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Field's Peak Trail is reachable. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Head O' Boulder Forest Camp Closed to Visitor 05/11/2015: Head O'Boulder Forest Camp Trailhead is unreachable due to snow and muddy conditions.
Horseshoe Trail #363 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Horseshoe Trail is reachable. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Huddleston Snowpark Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/18/2015: Idlewild Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Idlewild Loop Trail #317 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Idlewild Loop is temporarily closed due to hazard tree removal.
Indian Creek Trail #364 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Indian Creek Trail #5001 is reachable, however the trail has not been cleared for a few seasons.
Joaquin Miller Horse Camp Open to Visitor 05/18/2015: Joaquin Miller Campground is open for the season and the water is on for the season.
Joaquin Miller Trail #219 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Joaquin Miller Trail may be snow covered.
Lake Creek Trail #378 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Lake Creek Trail may snow covered.
Little Malheur Trail #366 Closed to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Little Strawberry Trail is snow covered, with snow drifts. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Logan Valley Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: The Logan Valley Interpretive Site reachable.
Lower Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Magone Lake Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Magone Lake Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Magone Lake Trail #352 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Magone Lake Trail #352, is reachable, however the trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Magone Slide Trail #353 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: The trail is reachable, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Magone Slide Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Magone Slide Trail-head is reachable, trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Malheur Ford Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Malheur Ford Trail-head is reachable, visitors will encounter muddy roads. Trail maintenance has not began for the 2015 season.
Malheur River Trail #303 Open to Visitor 05/18/2015: Malheur River Trail is has been cleared of downed trees for the season.
Malheur Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: The Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is has areas that are now reachable. Visitors should be prepared for mud and snow throughout the area.
McClellan Mountain Trail #216 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: McClellan Mountain Trail is reachable, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
McClellan Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: McClellan Trail-head is reachable, visitors will encounter muddy road conditions on the roads leading to the trailhead. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Meadow Fork Trail #376 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Middle Fork Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Monument Rock Wilderness: Malheur    05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Murderers Creek Guard Station is closed for the season. Estimated opening date is June 5th, 2015.
Murray Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Murray Campground is open. However the campground may not be reachable due to snow and mud. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Myrtle Creek Trail #308 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Myrtle Creek Trail is open. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Nipple Butte Trail #346 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Nipple Butte Trail #346 may be unreachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
North Fork Malheur Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: North Fork Malheur Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 Season.
North Fork Malheur Trail #381 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: The North Fork Malheur Trail may be unreachable due to snow and mud. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
North Fork Malheur Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: The Onion Creek Trail is reachable, however visitors will visit encounter snow, ice, mud and downed trees on the trail.
Oregon Mine Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Oregon Mine Campground reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Parish Cabin Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Parish Cabin Campground is open and the water is on for the season.
Pine Creek Trail #201 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: The Pine Creek Trail is snow covered and the road leading to the trailhead may be impassable due to snow and ice. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Pine Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Pine Creek Trailhead is open, however the road leading to the trailhead may be impassable to passenger vehicle due to snow and mud. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Pine Spring Fire Overlook Trail Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Pine Springs Fire Overlook Trail is open.
Pine Springs Overlook Observation Site Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Pine Springs Overlook open, trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Princess Trail #251 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Princess Trailhead West Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Riley Creek Trail #216A Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Riley Creek Trail is open. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Roads End Trail #201A Closed to Visitor 05/11/2015: Roads End Trail is currently unreachable by passenger vehicle. Visitors are allowed to ski, snowshoe or hike into that area. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Rock Springs Campground Open to Visitor 05/18/2015: Rock Springs Campground is open for the season.
Sheep Creek Trail #371 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Sheep Creek Trail is snow covered and the roads leading to the area may be impassable by passenger vehicle due to mud and snow.
Short Creek Guard Station Closed to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Skyline Trail is covered in snow and ice, the roads leading to the trailhead may not be passable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Skyline Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Skyline trail-head may not be reachable by passenger vehicle due to snow and mud. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Slide Basin Shortcut Trail #5005 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Slide Basin Shortcut Trail is snow covered, the area is only reachable by ski or snowshoe. After recent storms visitors may encounter downed trees. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Slide Basin Tie In Trail #5008 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Slide Basin Trail #372 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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. Trail maintenance has not yet began for he 2015 season.
Slide Connector Trail #386 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: The Slide Connector Trail #386 is snow covered, visitors will encounter snow drifts and mud on the trail. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Slide Creek Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Slide Creek Campground is open. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Slide Horse Camp Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Slide Horse Campground is open. Campground Maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Slide Lake Trail #5007 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Snowshoe Trail #380 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Snowshoe Trail is covered in snow and the forest road leading to the campground may be impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Starr Bowl Snowplay Area Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Starr Snow Bowl is open, however with the unusually warm weather over the past few weeks there is a lack of snow.
Starr Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Starr Campground is open. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Starr Sno-Park Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Strawberry Basin Trail is open, however trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season. Visitors will encounter patches of snow, and downed trees on the trail.
Strawberry Basin Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Strawberry Basin Trail-head is open. The trail has patches of snow and downed trees across the trail. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Strawberry Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Strawberry Campground is open however the water has not been turned back on yet for the season.
Strawberry Lake Trail #5004 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Strawberry Lake Trail is open, there are patches of snow and downed trees on the trail. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is open. Visitors to the area will encounter snow, ice and muddy conditions. 
Summit Trail #5002 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Summit Trail is only reachable by ski or snowshoe. Be prepared for snow drifts blocking the trail. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail #260 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail is open, however trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Sunrise Butte Trail #255 Closed to Visitor 05/11/2015: The Sunrise Butte Trail may be unreachable. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Sunshine Flat Trail #369 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Sunshine Flat Trail is open, however hikers may encounter snow and mud on the trail. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Sunshine Guard Station Open to Visitor 05/11/2015 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 05/11/2015: Swick Old Growth is open. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Table Mountain A #5000 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Table Mountain Trail is snow covered and Forest Road may be impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud. Trail maintenance has not begun for the 2015 season.
Table Mountain Trail #217 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Table Mountain Trail is snow covered.  Forest Road 651 may be impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Table Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Table Mountain Trailhead is snow covered and Forest Road 651 may be impassible to passenger vehicles due to snow and mud. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Table Rock Trail #365 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: Tamarack Creek Trail is snow covered and the roads leading to the trailhead may be impassable due to snow and mud. rail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Tempest Mine Trail #256 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Tip Top Campground Open to Visitor 05/18/2015: Tip Top open for the season.
Trout Farm Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Trout Farm Campground the water is on and the gate is open. Campground maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Trout Farm Trail #370 Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: The Trout Farm Trail is closed for the season. Trail maintenance has not yet begun for the 2015 season.
Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: 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 05/11/2015: West Myrtle Creek Trail is reachable. Trail maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Wickiup Campground Open to Visitor 05/11/2015: Wickiup Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
Yellowjacket Campground Open to Visitor 05/18/2015: 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