Welcome to Malheur National Forest

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The 1.7 million acre Malheur National Forest is located in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. The diverse and beautiful scenery of the forest includes high desert grasslands, sage and juniper, pine, fir and other tree species, and the hidden gems of alpine lakes and meadows. Elevations vary from about 4000 feet (1200 meters) to the 9038 foot (2754 meters) top of Strawberry Mountain. The Strawberry Mountain Range extends east to west through the center of the forest.  Plan your camping trips with our interactive recreation maps today by visiting our recreation page for all you need to know and more.

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Green Dot Travel Managment Information can be found in the Spotlight section at the bottom of this page. 


In order to protect public and employee health, effective March 25, 2020,

the Malheur National Forest offices in John Day, Prairie City and Hines Oregon are CLOSED to walk-in service.

For more information, please call your local office, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm (PST)

  • Malheur National Forest,Supervisor’s and Blue Mountain Ranger District Office:  541-575-3000

  • Prairie CityRangerDistrict:  541-820-3800

  • Emigrant CreekRangerDistrict:  541-573-4300


Maps: Can be sold over the phone and mailed via US Postal Service at no additional cost

Permits: Can be sold over the phone or by appointment.

Passes: Call or visit:  https://store.usgs.gov/recreational-passes

For more information on how you and your family can assist with this concern, please visit:

 https://www.cdc.gov/          https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus              https://www.opm.gov/



Economic Activity From The Malheur 10-Year Stewardship Contract: 2015–2017

In September of 2013, the US Forest Service awarded a 10-year stewardship contract for restoration work on Malheur National Forest. The contract’s goals were to promote ecological restoration, reduced wildfire risk, and economic vitality in Grant and Harney counties. Review a fact sheet about The Malheur 10-Year Stewardship Contract.

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Green Dot Travel Management

Beginning August and September, Green Dot Motorized Use Restrictions will be in effect for 6 different Travel Management Areas (TMAs) on the Malheur National Forest.

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