Wilderness Regulations

Nation-wide Wilderness Regulations:

Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport is prohibited. This includes the use of motor vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters.

Malheur National Forest Wilderness Regulations:

The following are prohibited:

  • Storing equipment, personal property or supplies, including a boat or raft.
  • Possession or use of a wagon, stroller or any other wheeled vehicle, including a game cart.
  • Cutting a switchback in a trail with horses, packstock or on foot.
  • Possessing and/or transporting unprocessed vegetative matter such as hay, straw, grass or grain. The use of pelletized or certified weed-free feed is required in all National Forests in the Pacific Northwest. This helps prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants.
  • Camping in excess of 30 days within a 45 day period.
  • Use of a campsite by more than 12 people and/or 18 head of livestock.
  • Hitching or tethering a horse or other saddle or pack animal to a tree or other vegetation except for loading, unloading, or watering.