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

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: Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision DEIS & Proposed Forest Plan Comment Letters Public Reading Room

39 ROAD UPDATE: NEW** The Wallowa Mtn Loop Rd. (FSR 39) will close for the winter on October 15 for continued construction. FSR 66 remains the detour route and will continue to be open until snow fall.

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

WALLOWA-WHITMAN FIRE INFORMATION

WALLOWA-WHITMAN FIRE UPDATE- October 9, 2014 (Updates will be provided as fire conditions warrant) 

 

FREEZEOUT RIDGE FIRE

  • Freezeout Ridge Fire (Hells Canyon National Recreation Area)- Inciweb / Closure Order
  • Closures: Most of the trail closures have been lifted as of October 1, 2014; however for public and firefighter safety, the below trail closures remain in effect until further notice.

    • South Boise Trail #101 (#101A):  Closed from Junction with Seven Devils Loop Trail #124 and #214 northeast to the Junction with Dog Ridge/Oxbow Trail #625 (#62)
    • Trail  #194 (#113):  Closed from Junction with Horse Heaven Trail #214 east to Junction with Trail #192/191 (#113)
    • Trail #114:  Closed from Junction with Little Granite Creek Trail #112 southeast to Junction with Horse Heaven Trail #124 and #214. 

 

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.

Highlights

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

Features

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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Spotlights

Big Game Hunting

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

Forest Access & Travel Management

Forest Access and Travel Management Project Information.

 




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.

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.