Recreation

Teenager girl and small boy hiking on a trail by a mountain lake

Eye Catching Scenery!

Spanning 2.3 million acres across the northeast corner of Oregon and western Idaho, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest offers a variety of year-round recreational opportunities. With landscapes packed with rugged canyonlands, scenic vistas, and high mountain lakes, visitors have enjoyed the forest’s diverse landscape and recreational activities for generations.

Make the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest your ‘special place’ to visit this year!

Select one of the AREAS in which you want to recreate using the map below, or select one of the RECREATION ACTIVITIES you want to do from the tool bar on the left. (Please note this site is currently being updated for recreation information and may not be complete. Please contact your nearest Ranger District Office with your questions. Thank you for your patience.)

Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin AreaSouthern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin AreaBlue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin AreaWallowa Mtns/Eagle Cap AreaHells Canyon -Oregon/Wallowa Valley Hells Canyon -Oregon/Wallowa Valley Hells Canyon National Recreation Area-Idaho Hells Canyon National Recreation Area-Snake River

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Kirkwood Ranch    The section of the Snake River National Recreation Trail (#102) located south of Kirkwood Ranch which was damaged in 2011 has been repaired and is now OPEN.
Snake River Trailhead    The damaged section of Snake River National Recreation Trail, located 3/4 miles south of Kirkwood Ranch, has been repaired and is now OPEN.