Malheur Overview

Welcome to the Malheur National Forest

The 1.7 million acre diverse and beautiful scenery of the Malheur National Forest includes high desert grasslands, sage and juniper, pine, fir and other tree species, and the hidden gems of alpine lakes and meadows.



  • Forest Stories

    Middlefork John Day River

    Check out what's happening on the Malheur National Forest. Read stories about the amazing places and work our specialists, partners, and other community members are doing dedicated to ensuring our forests are healthy and accessible to all visitors.


Please Recreate Responsibly! There is no garbage service on the Malheur National Forest, if you pack it in with you, please pack it out.    

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.