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


Wallowa-Whitman National Forest- Welcome!

Spring in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area


Wallowa-Whitman Alerts, Notices and Project Updates

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

The Comment Period for the Blue Mountains Proposed Revised Forest Plan has been extended by 60 days. The deadline for submitting comments is now August 15, 2014.

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.





  • 45 acres and 100% contained, with monitoring by air and on-the-ground visits.
  • NOTICE: The trail closure on the Cougar Ridge Trail (#1668) and Bearwallow Trail (#1677) has been lifted.


  • Located in the Big Sheep Drainage, near Muley Creek, 15 miles northeast of Joseph. 160 acres in size and 85% contained. Most of the fire burned in grass and the edges of the burn are cold. A few hotspots are visible in the interior. The northeast corner is the primary area of concern where the fire is moderately active in a very steep, rocky area with brush and timber present. See Wallowa Mountains Zone Fire Update (above under the Hurricane Creek Fire) for more information.


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.