The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is located in the northeastern corner of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


Wallowa-Whitman National Forest- Welcome!

Photo of Bear Lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness


Wallowa-Whitman Alerts, Notices and Project Updates

ALERT: The Hat Point Road (#4240) has been re-opened to the Warnock Corral Trailhead and to Hat Point. From the Warnock Corral Trailhead, the Western Rim National Recreation Trail north (#1774) will remain closed to motorized vehicles due to heavy firefighter traffic and safety concerns.

Additionally, an area closure has been implemented west of Somers Point.

ACCESS & TRAVEL MANAGEMENT: View the Existing Condition Road Maps

We need your help! Give us feedback by November 28 on these maps and whether or not they accurately reflect how the roads and motorized trails are being used.

FOREST PLAN REVISION: The Interactive Map is LIVE! Check it out HERE!

The Public Meeting Summaries and Webinar information are available on the web. Visit the Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision Website for more information.

39 ROAD UPDATE: Construction work on the 13-mile North Pine section of the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (FSR 39) is underway. This section of the road will have one hour delays, effective July 1.

Read the update to find out more information about the 2014 construction schedule, detour route information and most current updates.


WALLOWA-WHITMAN FIRE UPDATE- September 14, 2014 (Updates will be provided as fire conditions warrant) 


  • West Fork Fire (Eagle Cap Wilderness) - Inciweb / Closure Order / Fire Perimeter Map
  • Trail Closures & Area Closures: The Ice Lake Trail (#1808) will remain closed at this time. The West Fork Wallowa River Trail (Trail #1820) from the junction with the Chief Joseph Trail (Trail #1803) to Six Mile Meadow (junction with Trail #1810) is expected to reopen on Sept. 16, 2014. It is anticipated that the area closure for the West Fork Fire will be lifted on Sept. 16, 2014. The Temporary Flight Restriction in place for a 5 mile radius from the center of the West Fork fire may be lifted later this week. 


  • Freezeout Ridge Fire (Hells Canyon National Recreation Area)- Inciweb
  • Closures: The following Trail Closures will go into effect Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (see Closure Order and Map on Inciweb tomorrow):
    • Trail #113:  Closed from Junction with Trail #625 southwest to Junction with Trail #192/#191
    • Trail #101 (#101A):  Closed from Junction with Trail #625 south to Junction with Trail #214 and #124
    • Trail #192: Closed from Junction with Trail #189 at Stevens Saddle north to Junction with Trail #194/191/113.
    • Trail  #194 (#113):  Closed from Junction with Trail #214 east to Junction with Trail #191 (#113)
    • Trail #191: Closed from HCNRA Wilderness Boundary by Holbrook Saddle to Junction with Trail #113/192. 




View the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Draft Documents, 1990 Forest Plans and supporting documentation.

Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest.

Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 2.3 million acres of varied landscape, extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border.

The forest ranges in elevation from 875 feet in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area to 9,845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.

We manage the forest as sustainable ecosystems providing clean water, wildlife habitat and valuable forest products. This setting offers a variety of year-round recreation opportunities.


Accelerated restoration Across the nation and in 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. Read more about Accelerated Restoration.

Accessible Recreation 

Accessible RecreationLearn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Recent News


East Face of the Elkhorn Mountains Project

East Face Shared Land

The East Face Analysis Area is a multi-agency collaborative restoration project designed to restore and maintain resilient landscapes, create fire adapted communities and respond to wildfire. Learn more about this exciting project by clicking the link!

Hiking Safely with Goats

Click the link to view this video on hiking safely with goats, which provides guidance and educational value for people recreating in areas where they are likely to have interactions with mountain goats.

Interested in learning about Forest campsites, trails and wilderness areas? Find out more here!

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Big Game Hunting

Please click on this link for information about Big Game Hunting on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Prescribed Burning Project Maps

Information about upcoming prescribed burning project areas, as well as maps of prescribed burns from prior years on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.


Travel Management Plan Content Analysis

Travel Management Plan Content Analysis - May 20, 2013

Public Use Restriction Phases

Restrictions are phased in collectively as conditions warrant.  The fire danger adjective and IFPL are used as indicators to consider when implementing restrictions.