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.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Springs Camp Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Alder Springs Camp is open and maintained for the season.
Arch Rock Trail #258 Open to Visitor 10/27/20014: Arc Rock Trail is open.
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Big Creek Campground can accommodate a 30' trailer with vehicle. The campground is open however the water has been turned off for the season.
Big Creek Trail #377 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Big Creek Trail #377 is open. Big Creek Trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Big Creek/Snowshoe Trailhead is open. The trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Billy Fields Forest Camp Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Billy Fields Forest Camp is open. 
Blackeye Trail #243 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Blackeye Trail is open, however the trail has not been cleared out or maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Buck Spring Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Buck Spring Campground is open and maintained for the season. Buck Spring Campground can accommodate up do a 25' camp trailer including vehicle.
Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Buckhorn Meadows Trail #205 open, the trail has been cleared and logged out for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead is open. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Canyon Meadows Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Canyon Meadows Campground is open and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Canyon Mountain Trail #218 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Canyon Mountain Trail #218 is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow will encounter muddy conditions.
Cedar Grove Botanical Area Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Cedar Grove Botanical area is open. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.  
Cedar Grove Trail #203A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Cedar Grove trail is open, the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Craft Cabin Trail #319 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Craft Cabin Trail is open.
Crane Creek Trail #381A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Crane Creek Trail is open and has been logged out for the season. With recent rains visitors should be prepared for muddy conditions.
Crane Crossing Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Crane Crossing Trail is open. With recent rains visitors should be prepared for muddy conditions.
Crescent Campground Open to Visitor 10/21/2014: Crescent Campground is open and maintained for the season.
Davis Creek South Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Davis Creek South Trailhead is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Davis Creek Trail #244 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Davis Creek Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out of maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Deer Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 10/27/2014:  Deer Creek Guard Station is open. To make reservations and check season dates please visit Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Deerhorn Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Deerhorn Campground is open for the season. Visitors may encounter snow.
Delintment Lake Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Delintment Lake Campground is open, the water is scheduled to be shut off for the winter season this week.
Delintment Lake Trail Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Delintment Lake Trail is open.
Devine Summit Trail #318 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Devine Summit Trail is open and was logged out early in the summer season.
Dixie Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Dixie Campground is open for the season. Dixie Campground can accommodate a 30' camp trailer including vehicle.Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
East Davis Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: East Davis Creek Trail-head is open, however the trail has not been cleared out for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trail #211 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trail #211 has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
East Fork Canyon Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: East Fork of Canyon Creek Trailhead is open. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Elk Creek Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Elk Creek Campground is open for the season. Visitors may encounter snow.
Emigrant Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Emigrant Campground is open for the season.
Fall Mountain Lookout Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Fall Mountain Lookout is open for the season. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance. To make reservations please visit Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.  The last stretch of the road leading to the lookout is very rutted and currently very muddy, visitors should use caution on the last stretch of the road. Be prepared for snow.
Falls Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Falls campground is open, however the water has been shut off for the season.
Field's Peak Trail #212 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Field's Peak Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Head O' Boulder Forest Camp Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Head O'Boulder Forest Camp trailhead is open. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Horseshoe Trail #363 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Horseshoe Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter mud and snow on the road leading to the trail head and on the trail.
Huddleston Snowpark Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Huddleston Sno-Park is open for parking. 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 10/27/2014: Idlewild Campground is open, however the water has been shut off for the season.
Idlewild Loop Trail #317 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Idlewild Loop Trail is open and was logged out early in the season.
Indian Creek Trail #364 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Indian Creek Trail #364 trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for a few seasons.  The trail may be hard to identify. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Indian Creek Trail #364A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Indian Creek Trail #365A is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Joaquin Miller Horse Camp Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Joaquin Miller Campground open, however the water has been shut off for the season.
Joaquin Miller Trail #219 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Joaquin Miller Trail is reachable however the trail has not been logged or maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Lake Creek Trail #378 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Lake Creek Trail has been logged out for the season.  Visitors need to be prepared for snow and muddy conditions.
Little Malheur Trail #366 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The Little Malheur Trail is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Little Strawberry Trail #375A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Little Strawberry Trail has been logged out and maintained to Little Strawberry Lake. Visitors may encounter snowy conditions and will encounter muddy conditions.
Logan Valley Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The Logan Valley Interpretive Site is open.
Lower Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open.
Magone Lake Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Magone Lake Campground is open, 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.
Magone Lake Trail #352 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Magone Lake Trail #352,is open.
Magone Slide Trail #353 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The trail is open.
Magone Slide Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Magone Slide Trail-head is open.
Malheur Ford Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Malheur Ford Trail-head is open, visitors should be prepared for muddy conditions.
Malheur Rail Trail #382 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The Malheur Rail Trail is open. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Malheur River Trail #303 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Malheur River Trail is open. Visitors may encounter snow and the road leading to the trail and the trail will be muddy.
Malheur Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The Malheur Wild and Scenic River is open.
McClellan Mountain Trail #216 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: McClellan Mountain Trail is open. After storms, visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
McClellan Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: McClellan Trail-head is open. After recent storm visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Meadow Fork Trail #376 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: 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.
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Middle Fork Campground is open.
Monument Rock Wilderness: Malheur    10/27/2014: Monument Rock Wilderness is open.
Mud Lake A Trail #379A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Mud Lake Trail is open, has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions.
Mud Lake Trail #379 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: 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.
Murderer's Creek Guard Station Closed to Visitor 10/27/2014: 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 10/27/2014: Murray Campground is open. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions.
Myrtle Creek Trail #308 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Myrtle Creek Trail is open and was logged out at the beginning of the season. Visitors should be prepared for muddy conditions.
Nipple Butte Trail #346 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Nipple Butte Trail is open however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
North Fork Malheur Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: North Fork Malheur Campground is open for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
North Fork Malheur Trail #381 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The North Fork Malheur Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
North Fork Malheur Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: North Fork of the Malheur Wild and Scenic River area is open. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Onion Creek Trail #368 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: 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 10/27/2014: Oregon Mine Campground open. 
Parish Cabin Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Parish Cabin Campground is open, however the water is off for the season. Visitors may encounter snow.
Pine Creek Trail #201 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The Pine Creek Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Pine Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Pine Creek Trailhead is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Pine Spring Fire Overlook Trail Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Pine Springs Fire Overlook Trail is open for the season.
Pine Springs Overlook Observation Site Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Pine Springs Overlook is open.
Princess Trail #251 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: 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.
Princess Trailhead West Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: 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.
Riley Creek Trail #216A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Riley Creek Trail is open and was logged out early in the season. Visitors may encounter muddy conditions.
Roads End Trail #201A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Roads End Trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors to the area may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Rock Springs Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Rock Springs Campground is open for the season.
Sheep Creek Trail #371 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Sheep Creek Trail is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for muddy/snowy conditions.
Short Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Short Creek Guard Station is open 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 10/27/2014: 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.
Skyline Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Skyline trail-head open. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Slide Basin Shortcut Trail #372A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Slide Basin Shortcut Trail is open and has been maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Slide Basin Tie In Trail #372B Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Slide Basin Tie in Trail #372B open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Slide Basin Trail #372 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Slide Basin Trail #372 is open, the trail has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Slide Creek Campground Open to Visitor 12/27/2014: Slide Creek Campground is open for the season.
Slide Horse Camp Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Slide Horse Campground is open for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Slide Lake Trail #385A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Slide Lake Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Snowshoe Trail #380 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Snowshoe Trail is open and has been cleared and logged out for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and muddy conditions.
Starr Bowl Snowplay Area Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Starr Snow Bowl is open for parking. A SnoPark Pass is required between November 1st to April 30th. Parking for the snowbowl is across Hwy 395 South near Starr Campground. Use caution when crossing the highway. Please be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Starr Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Starr Campground is open for the season.
Starr Sno-Park Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Starr Sno-Park is open for parking. 
Starvation Trail #374 Closed to Visitor 10/27/2014: Starvation trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions.
Strawberry Basin Trail #375 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Strawberry Basin Trail has been logged out and maintained to Strawberry Lake, the Falls and Little Strawberry Lake. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Strawberry Basin Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Strawberry Basin Trail-head is open, visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Strawberry Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Strawberry Campground is open, the water has been shut off for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow and muddy conditions.
Strawberry Lake Trail #375B Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Strawberry Lake Trail is open, the trail has been cleared to Strawberry Lake, Strawberry Falls and Little Strawberry Lake. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Open to Visitor 10/27/2013: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is open. Visitors to the area may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions on the roads and trails.
Summit Trail #368B Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Summit Trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail #260 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail is open, and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow.
Sunrise Butte Trail #255 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The Sunrise Butte Trail is open, and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Sunshine Flat Trail #369 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Sunshine Flat Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Sunshine Guard Station Open to Visitor 10/27/2014 Sunshine Guard Station is open.  To make reservations please call 1-877-444-6777, or visit Recreation.gov
Swick Old Growth Interpretive Site Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Swick Old Growth trail is open for the season. Visitors should be prepared for snow and wet conditions.
Table Mountain A Trail #217A Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Table Mountain 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.
Table Mountain Trail #217 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Table Mountain 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.
Table Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Table Mountain Trailhead is open. Visitors should be prepared snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Table Rock Trail #365 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Table Rock Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Tamarack Creek Trail #202 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Tamarack Creek Trail is open. Visitors should be prepared for snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Tempest Mine Trail #256 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Tempest Mine Trail is open, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors will encounter muddy conditions.
Tip Top Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Tip Top Campground is open for the season.
Trout Farm Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014:  Trout Farm Campground open, and the water is on for the season.
Trout Farm Trail #370 Open to Visitor 10/21/2014: The trail to the campground has been maintained and logged out.
Twin Springs Trail #375C Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Twin Springs Trail is reachable, however the trail has not been logged out or maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: The Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic area is reachable. Visitors should be prepared for snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
West Fork Pine Creek Trail #200 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: West Fork of Pine Creek Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter snow and will encounter muddy conditions.
West Myrtle Creek Trail #314 Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: West Myrtle Creek Trail is open and has been logged out and maintained for the season. Visitors may encounter muddy conditions.
Wickiup Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Wickiup Campground is open for the season.
Yellowjacket Campground Open to Visitor 10/27/2014: Yellowjacket Campground is open, the water is off for the season.

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.

Areas & Activities

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