Alerts & Notices

Fire Prevention

Reminder: Year-around public use restrictions apply to the following special areas:

Wallowa-Whitman, Eagle Cap Wilderness Forest Order 06-16-05-20-09:  Specific campfire restrictions in the Eagle Cap Wilderness include:

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

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a campfire 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).

Wallowa-Whitman, Snake River in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area WAW Forest Order 06-16-00-20-08  :    Yearlong fire restrictions (building, maintaining, attending, or using fire or campfires) along the wild and scenic portions of the Snake River, within a ¼ mile of the river, from Hells Canyon Dam and downstream to the Oregon-Washington border.

  • Summer Months, June 1 through September 30:  Prohibits fires except where fueled by charcoal contained in a firepan, fueled by liquid petroleum, or contained in a woodstove with chimney and spark-arresting screen. Further requires all fires be attended at all times, fully extinguished when not attended, and take place in a location free of flammable vegetation within three feet of the fire.

  • Winter Months, October 1 through June 1:  Prohibits fires except where contained in a firepan, fueled by liquid petroleum, or contained in a woodstove with chimney and spark-arresting screen. Further requires that all fires be attended at all times, fully extinguished when not attended, and take place in a location free of flammable vegetation within three feet of the fire.

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, Oregon.

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 of many of the main roads, trails, and major developed recreation sites across the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.  These reports are updated throughout the year as forest managers are able to inspect each site and area. 

Please be advised that road and trail conditions are ever-changing, so it is best to call your local Ranger District for current information about the roads or trails you plan to travel.

Alerts


  • 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

Closures


  • 5110 road closed due to flood damage


https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/wallowa-whitman/alerts-notices