The Umatilla National Forest is located in the north eastern part of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


 Cross-country skiing at horseshoe prairie

Cross-Country skiing at Horseshoe Prairie.

Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest.
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Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest.


Umatilla National Forest Travel Analysis Report  (released 12/16/2015)

Forest Plan Revision - Information available online!

The Umatilla National Forest, located in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington and northeast Oregon, covers 1.4 million acres of diverse landscapes and plant communities. The Forest has some mountainous terrain, but most of the Forest consists of v-shaped valleys separated by narrow ridges or plateaus.
The landscape also includes heavily timbered slopes, grassland ridges and benches, and bold basalt outcroppings. Elevations range from 1,600 to 8,000 feet above sea level. Changes in weather are common, but summers are generally warm and dry with cool evenings. Cold, snowy winters and mild temperatures during spring and fall can be expected. More about the Forest...

Forest Conditions: Know before you go!

The forest conditions can change dramatically without warning.  It is advisable to consult your local ranger district office before your trip.

red snowflakeSNOW ALERT! 

Winter is a great times to enjoy and recreate on your national forest.  Whether you ski, snowmobile, sled or snowshoe always be prepared for changing winter weather conditions.   Many forest roads on the Umatilla National Forest close December 1 through April 30; consult our motorized recreation use maps for more information. The condition of forest roads that remain open during the winter and early spring can change dramatically without warning; wind, snow and rain events can have substantial effects on road and trail conditions causing hazards and obstructions to travel. Please contact your  local office before your trip.  Here are a few tips for safe winter recreation.
Current Wildfire  Closure Information.

Grizzly Bear Complex (Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness/Oregon and Washington State) Effective October 16, 2015 - Area Closure lifted and Road Closures Implemented.  See 10/15/15 News Release. 10/16/2015 Closure Map (pdf. 1mg) / 10/16/2015 Forest Order.  Updated closures are also posted on: InciWeb Fire Information / Facebook Page 

Recent News


2015 Motorized Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

Image of Motorized Vehicle Use MapUpdated motorized vehicle use maps (MVUM) for 2015 are now available, free of charge, at all Umatilla National Offices and can be viewed and printed off the Forest’s MVUM webpage. 

New:  Download MVUMs with your iOS Mobile Device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

Eastside Restoration in the Blue Mountains

Eastside Restoration-PRx

Across the Pacific Northwest, there is broad public support for actively managing forests to be more resilient to the uncertainties of climate change and the effects of insect outbreaks, disease, and destructive wildfires that follow decades of fire suppression in fire-dependent forests.

However, the current rate of restoration is not keeping pace with forest growth.  Unless we do some things differently, acres in need of restoration will continue to out-pace restoration accomplishments.

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Forest Celebrates a Century of Service

2008 marked the100th anniversary of resource management on the Umatilla National Forest..

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

The current forest plans for the Umatilla, Malheur, and Wallowa Whitman National Forests are currently being revised.