NEW* The Hurricane Creek Road and Hurricane Creek Campground are now open. The public can drive to the trailhead, but the Hurricane Creek Trail is still closed.
100 acre area fire with approximately 45 acres of active burning at this time.
NOTICE: The Cougar Ridge Trail (#1668) is closed from the Trailhead to Standley Cabin. Trail #1677 (Bearwallow) is also closed from the Trailhead to the junction with the #1654 (Dobbin Creek) trail.
Located in the Big Sheep Drainage, near Muley Creek, 15 miles northeast of Joseph. 160 acres in size and 10% contained. See Wallowa Mountains Zone Fire Update (above under the Hurricane Creek Fire) for more information.
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.
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.
Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
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!
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!