Viewing Wildlife

With a wide range of geologic landscapes, water bodies, plant communties and wildlife habitats, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has great opportunities to view many wildlife species.  Whether you are a weekend birder, professional photographer or just enjoy seeing animals in their natural environment, you can stay busy visiting many parts of the forest. 

Wildlife Viewing Areas and Local Information

Bird Viewing (song birds, raptors, waterfowl)

Big Game (Rocky Mountain elk, Rocky Mountain goats, Bighorn sheep)

Fish (Chinook salmon, steelhead)


Viewing Wildlife Areas

  • Blue Mtns North/Grande Ronde River Basin Area area description
  • Bird Track Interpretive Site
  • Bird Track Springs Campground
  • Hells Canyon - Oregon/Wallowa Valley area description
  • Nez Perce National Historic Trail #1727
  • Snake River Trail #1726
  • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area- Snake River area description
  • Hells Canyon Creek Visitor Center
  • Kirkwood Ranch
  • Southern Elkhorn Mtn/Powder River Basin Area area description
  • Marble Pass Trailhead
  • Mowich Loop Picnic Area
  • Phillips Lake North Shoreline Trail #1608
  • Phillips Lake South Shoreline Trail #1610
  • Powder River Interpretive Trail #1613
  • Powder River Trailhead
  • Wallowa Mtns/Eagle Cap Area area description

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities