Alerts & Notices

Alerts & Notices

Please be advised that late spring and early fall snow levels are ever changing and that roads and trails may be covered with snow. Contact your local Ranger District for the most current information on roads and trails.

Fire Prevention

Reminder: Specific year-round public use regulations apply to the following special areas:

  • Wallowa-Whitman: Grande Ronde River WAW Forest Order T-2010-WW-0616-07  :    Fire restrictions (campfire, smoking, driving off-road) are in effect on lands within a ¼ mile of the Grande Ronde River located in Wallowa county, OR.
  • Wallowa-Whitman:  Snake River in Hells Canyon NRA WAW Forest Order 207-01  :    Yearlong fire restrictions (building, maintaining, attending or using fire or campfires) on land within a ¼ mile of the Snake River in Hells Canyon NRA.

o   All lands within ¼ mile of Hells Canyon Reservoir between the mouth of Spring Creek and downstream to Hells Canyon Dam on the Oregon side only.

o   All lands within ¼ mile of the Snake River on both sides of the river from Hells Canyon Dam downstream 71.5 river miles to the Oregon-Washington border at Snake River Mile 176.0.

o   Building, maintaining, attending or using a camp fire within 100 feet of any lake or posted wetlands (36 CFR 261.52(a)).

o  Building, maintaining, attending or using a camp fire within ¼ mile (1320 feet) of the following lakes: Bear Lake (Bear Cr. Area), Blue Lake, Chimney Lake, Dollar Lake, Eagle Lake, Frazier Lake, Little Frazier Lake, Glacier Lake, Hobo Lake, Ice Lake, Jewett Lake, Laverty Lake, Maxwell Lake, Mirror Lake, Moccasin Lake, Prospect Lake, Steamboat Lake, Sunshine Lake, Swamp Lake, Tombstone Lake, Traverse Lake, and Upper Lake. 36 CFR 261.52(a).

Forest Orders

Forest Orders are issued when a National Forest Officer considers them necessary for the protection or administration of the National Forest, or for the promotion of public health, safety or welfare.

Forest Road, Trail and Recreation Reports

The Forest Road, Trail and Recreation Reports summarize the current conditions for many of the main forest roads, trails and major developed recreation sites across the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. These reports are updated throughout the year as forest managers review the sites and areas. 


  • Many day-use recreation sites open Friday
  • Wallowa-Whitman offices temporarily closed, service available by phone/email
  • Kirkwood Creek Bridge- Snake R. Trail 102
  • Flash Flood Event - Stevens Creek & Elk Creek Campgrounds
  • Water System Repair Pittsburg Campground


  • 5110 road closed due to flood damage