Umatilla National Forest - Recreational Brochures

photo: Cover of Geologic Field Trip GuideGeologic Field Trip Guide - Ukiah to Granite (PDF 630kb)

This field trip begins at the historic settlement of Ukiah and ends at the equally historic gold mining camp of Granite. Ukiah owes its existence to the inter-mixed grasslands and stands of Ponderosa pine atop a blanket of relatively recent (7,000 years ago) volcanic ash and older basalt lava flows. Granite owes its existence to the gold washed out of veins in the ancient basement rocks. Between the two, both in distance and in time, lies Tower Mountain; a large, heavily forested rhyolite volcano. Visit the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries for an extended version of this field trip.

Campgrounds on the Umatilla National Forest - 07/12/2019 (PDF 282kb)

Forest visitors can select from over 20 campgrounds designed to blend with the forest environment. Most campgrounds are located away from traffic and commercial development where there is fishing, hunting, or other outdoor activities nearby. Camping is also allowed in most dispersed areas throughout the Forest. Campfire permits are not required, but campfires may be restricted during extreme fire danger.

Cabin Rentals (PDF - 1.3 mb)

Come spend the night in a historic Forest Service cabin or fire lookout. The Umatilla National Forest currently has thirteen rentals with several cabins available year-round. These recreation rentals are offered to the public under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Rental fees are retained locally to help maintain and preserve these historic properties.

2019 Winom-Frazier OHV Complex and Desolation OHV Trail Map  (PDF-5.2mb)  Prints at full scale - 22" x 32" 

The Winom-Frazier OHV Complex is located on both the Umatilla National Forest and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The Desolation Trail System is located solely on the North Fork John Day Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest. The trails displayed on these maps are well-signed and offer a full range of challenges from easiest to most difficult. These two trail systems provide off-road riders more than 130 miles of challenging trails as well as access to scenic views, fishing, hunting, and other recreation activities. 

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Conifer Trees of the Umatilla National Forest (PDF -260kb)

The Umatilla National Forest includes a variety of coniferous forests of ponderosa, lodgepole, and western white pine, subalpine and Douglas Firs, as well as Engelmann spruce and western larch. Graphics and descriptions will help you identify conifers the next time you're out in the woods. (Print double-sided on 11x17" paper, fold in half, then trifold.)


Photo: Cover of Bird BrochureBirds of the Umatilla National Forest (PDF-112kb)

Over 200 species of birds have been observed on the Umatilla National Forest. Included in this brochure is an overview of bird viewing and a list to record your sightings! (Print double-sided on 11x17" paper, fold in half, then trifold.)


Fishing Ponds on the Walla Walla Ranger District (Brochure PDF - 251kb) map (115kb) -

Six ponds, Located on the Walla Walla Ranger District and originally created by rock excavation for road surfacing, are now stocked by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Umatilla National Forest with catchable sized trout.

Fishing Ponds on the South End (North Fork John Day Ranger District)

East of HWY 395 (downloadable PDF)

West of HWY 395 (downloadable PDF)

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), in cooperation with the Umatilla National Forest annually stock 20 rock quarry ponds on the North Fork John Day Ranger District with catchable sized trout. 

ODFW pond stocking schedule

Winter Recreation:

Fire in the Mountains - (PDF - 72kb)

A brief summary of fire behavior, what to watch for, how to be prepared and what to do if you encounter a wildfire.

Fire & Fuels, Without Fuels, What's a Fire to Do? - (PDF 1131kb)

Summarizes the challenges related to heavy fuel loads on National Forest lands and the need to address those challenges.


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