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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Starting July 16th the Malheur National Forest has moved to Phase C of Public Use Restrictions and Extreme Fire Danger.  Please use caution while recreating on the forest. Ensure you have no dragging chains, no smoking, no campfires and no wood cutting. 

Please recreate responsibily.  

Starting July 19th: 

All Malheur National Forest offices will be open at limited capacity to the public. 

The John Day, Supervisors Office/Blue Mountain Ranger District will be open to 4 visitors at a time in the lobby and 2 in the atrium. 

The Prairie City Ranger District Office in Prairie City will be open to 2 visitors at a time in the lobby. 

The Emigrant Creek Ranger District in Hines will be open to 1 visitor at a time in the lobby. 

Please be aware this is a new process and many of our front desk people have been working virtually since they started.  Please be patient as we adjust back to in person sales. 


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.

Recent News


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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