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Red Barn in a Green Field

Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 2.3 million acres of varied landscape, extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border. The forest ranges in elevation from 875 feet in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area to 9,845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. We manage the forest as sustainable ecosystems providing clean water, wildlife habitat and valuable forest products. This setting offers a variety of year-round recreation opportunities.

Work with us! The Wallowa-Whitman is now hiring for summer 2019 seasonal jobs in wildland fire, natural resources, visitor services, recreation and more. Click here for more information. Positions close Oct. 12, 2018.

Interactive Visitor Map Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Swamp Lake with relctions of mountains in the lake.


Interactive Trails Map for Eagle Cap Wilderness


Providing Fish Passage along Beaver Creek – 100 Years in the Making

La Grande Reservoir

How did the fish cross the dam? That’s a more complicated question that one might think. After more than 100 years, it’ll be a lot easier for fish to navigate over dams and diversions to reach the headwaters of Beaver Creek and tributaries.


Golden Eagle Chicks Feeding on Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Golden Eagle

Get a rare glimpse into the nest of a golden eagle feeding chicks!