Recreation

Olive Lake RV Camping

The Umatilla National Forest, located in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington and northeast Oregon, covers 1.4 million acres of diverse landscapes and plant communities. The forest offers a variety of recreational opportunities from camping, hiking, bicycling, hunting to white water rafting!  The forest has some mountainous terrain, but most of the forest consists of v-shaped valleys separated by narrow ridges or plateaus. The landscape also includes heavily timbered slopes, grassland ridges and benches, and bold basalt outcroppings. Elevation range from 1,600 to 8,000 feet above sea level.

Recreation Reports by Ranger District

 

Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Creek Trail #3051 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information. District Office for up-to-date information.
Alder Thicket Campground Open to Visitor 6/22/2017.  Campground is open.
Bald Mountain Trail #3058 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Basin Creek Trail #3006 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Basin Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Battle Creek Trail #3004 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Battle Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Bear Wallow Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Beeman Junkins Trail #3015 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Ben Harrison Trail #3173 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Big Creek Meadows Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Big Creek Trail #3151 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Big Springs Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Blue Mountain Scenic Byway    The Byway is typically inaccessible from late fall through early spring due to snow. PLEASE make sure to contact the local ranger district office for up-to-date road conditions and do not rely on GPS navigational devices during this time period.
Blue Mountain Trail #6141 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Buck Creek Trail #3073 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Buck Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Buck Mountain-Buck Rim Trail #3075 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Bull Prairie Lake Campground Open to Visitor The water is now turned off and we are no longing charging campground fees. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is not accessible due to snow. It is not maintained during the winter.
Bull Prairie Lake Trail #3056 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Burnt Cabin Trail #3226 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.  8/15/2017: Danger: Burnt Cabin Bridge, located at the junction of the Burnt Cabin Trail and South Fork Walla Walla Trail, is structurally unsound. The bridge structural supports (stringers and sills) are severely rotted and could fail at any time.  For your safety, use of the Burnt Cabin Bridge by the public, including hikers, stock users, bicyclists and motorcyclists is prohibited.  Fording the river is not recommended due to high water flows.  Sorry for your inconvenience:  Alternate Access to South Fork Walla Walla River Trail is available via Rough Fork Trailhead or South Fork Walla Walla River Trailhead.
Burnt Cabin Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information. 8/15/2017: Danger: Burnt Cabin Bridge, located at the junction of the Burnt cabin Trail and South Fork Walla Walla Trail, is structurally unsound. The bridge structural supports (stringers and sills) are severely rotted and could fail at any time.  For your safety, use of the Burnt Cabin Bridge by the public, including hikers, stock users, bicyclists and motorcyclists is prohibited.  Fording the river is not recommended due to high water flows.  Sorry for your inconvenience:  Alternate Access to South Fork Walla Walla River Trail is available via Rough Fork Trailhead or South Fork Walla Walla River Trailhead.
Butcher Knife Trail #3189 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Cable Creek Trail #3152 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Chimney Rock Trail #3167 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Christensen Trail #3185 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Clearwater Big House Cabin Open to Visitor Automobile access to this site runs from approximately mid-June through the end of October, depending on weather conditions.  Sometimes automobile access may be earlier or later than anticipated, so when making your reservation be prepared to have an alternate travel method (snow mobile, snow shoes & sled, etc) in case the snow stays longer in the spring, or comes in earlier in the fall.  We will no longer authorize refunds for inaccessibility due to inclement weather conditions.
Clearwater Lookout Cabin Open to Visitor Automobile access to this site runs from approximately mid June through the end of October, depending on weather conditions.  Sometimes automobile access may be earlier or later than anticipated, so when making your reservation be prepared to have an alternate travel method (snow mobile, snow shoes & sled, etc) in case the snow stays longer in the spring, or comes in earlier in the fall.  We will no longer authorize refunds for inaccessibility due to inclement weather conditions.
Coalmine Hill Campground Open to Visitor The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is not accessible due to snow. It is not maintained during the winter.
Cold Spring Trail #3008 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Copple Butte Trail #3052 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Corp/Buck Tie Trail #3076 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Corporation / Lick Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Corral Creek Trail #3009 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Cougar Creek Trail #3007 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Crane Creek Trail #3011 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Crane Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Cross Canyon Trail #3242 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Cross Canyon Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Cut Across Trail #3158 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Ditch Creek Guard Station Open to Visitor
Divide Well Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Drift Fence Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Driftwood Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
East Butte Trail #3112 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Elk Flats Trail #3241 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Elk Flats Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Fairview Campground Open to Visitor The water will be turned off on October 31, 2017. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is not accessible due to snow. It is not maintained during the winter.
Fitzwater Trail #3010 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Forest Boundary Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Forks Trail #3019 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Forks Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Frazier Campground & Trailhead Open to Visitor Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Frazier Creek Trail #3192 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Fremont Caretaker's Cabin Open to Visitor Open and available to rent during the winter months though may be accessible by snowmobile only. Please check with the North Fork John Day Ranger District at 541-427-3231.
Fremont Congo Gulch Cabin Open to Visitor Open and available to rent during the winter months though may be accessible by snowmobile only. Please check with the North Fork John Day Ranger District at 541-427-3231.
Fremont Miner's Retreat Cabin Open to Visitor Open and available to rent during the winter months though may be accessible by snowmobile only. Please check with the North Fork John Day Ranger District at 541-427-3231.
Fremont Power House Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Open during the winter months though may be accessible by snowmobile only. Please check with the North Fork John Day Ranger District at 541-427-3231.
Glade Creek Trail #3014 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Glade Creek/Cold Springs Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Godman Campground/Trailhead Open to Visitor Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Gold Dredge Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Goose Corral Trail Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Granite Creek Trail #3016 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Granite Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Grizzly Bear Trail #3103 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Hells Half Acre Trail #3062 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Hideaway Meadows Trail #3154 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Hoodoo Trail #3244 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Hoodoo Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Howard Creek Trail #3005 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Indian Tom Trail Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Jubilee Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2017 Camping Season; Proposed Opening is July 2018.
Jubilee Lake Picnic Site/ Day Use Area Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2017 Season; Proposed Opening is July 2018.
Jubilee Lake Recreation Loop Trail #3230 Closed to Visitor 10/16/2017: The campground is closed for the season.
Ladybug Campground Open to Visitor The water is now turned off and campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Lake Creek Trail #3018 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Lake Creek Trail #3079 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Lake Creek Trailhead, N. Fork Umatilla Wilderness Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Lane Creek Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Lehman Trail #3188 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Lennis Trail #3157 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Lick Creek Trail #3070 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Line Creek Trail #3190 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Lookout Creek Trail #1853 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Lost Lake Trail #3020 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Luger Springs/Eagle Ridge Trail #3232 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Luger/Eagle Springs Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Madison Butte Trail #3054 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Martin Creek Trail #3021 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Martin Prairie Trail #3053 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Meadow Creek Trail #3123 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Meadow Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Middle Point Ridge Trail #3116 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Middle Point Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Midway Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Misery Spring Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Moon Meadow Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Moon Meadows Trail #3042 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Mottet Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2017 Camping Season; Proposed Opening is July 2018.
Mottet/Sinks Trail #3233 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Mt. Misery Trail #3113 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Nine Mile Ridge Trail #3072 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Nine Mile Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
North Crane Trail #3171 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
North Fork Asotin Creek Trail #3125 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
North Fork John Day Campground Open to Visitor Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
North Fork John Day River Trail #3022 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
North Fork John Day Trailhead Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
North Fork Umatilla River Trail #3083 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information. 
North Fork Umatilla Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
North Fork Walla Walla Trail #3222 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Olive Lake Campground Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.  Maintenance on Olive Lake Dam closes small portion of lake to public access!  Lake level will drop over the winter months.  Click here to learn more..
Olive Lake Loop Trail #3169 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Oregon Butte Trail #3134 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Oriental Campground Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Packer's Trail #3126 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Packsaddle Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Panjab Campground Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Panjab Trail #3127 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Panjab Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Paradise Trail #3023 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Pataha Campground Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Penland Lake Campground Open to Visitor The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is not accessible due to snow. It is not maintained during the winter.
Rattlesnake Trail #3129 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Rattlesnake Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Rough Fork Trail #3227 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Rough Fork Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Round Meadows Trail #3155 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Roundaway Trail #3056 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Saddle Camp Trail #3035 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Saddle Spring Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Sawtooth Trail #3256 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Sawtooth Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Sharps Ridge Trail #3026 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Short Cable Trail #3024 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Silver Butte Trail #3025 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Skinner Diggins Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Skookum Trail #3053 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Slick Ear Trail #3104 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Slick Ear Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
South Fork Desolation Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
South Fork Walla Walla Trail #3225    Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
South Fork Walla Walla Trailhead    Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
South Winom Creek Trail #3153 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Squaw Creek Trail #3017 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Stahl Canyon Overlook    05/21/2014 typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow.
Table Springs/Bear Creek Trail #3223 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Tamarack Lookout Open to Visitor The cabin will be closed November 15, 2107.
Target Meadows Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2017 Camping Season; Proposed Opening is July 2018.
Teal Spring Campground Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Teepee Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Three Forks Trail #3133 Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Three Forks Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Tiger Ridge Trail #3224 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Timothy Springs Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Tollbridge Campground Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Tollgate Visitor Center Closed to Visitor 2017: Closed Indefinitely
Touchet Corral Trail #3243 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Tower Loop Trail #3040 Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Tower Mountain Trail #3156 Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Troy Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Tucannon Campground Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Tucannon Trail #3135 Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Tucannon Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Turkey Creek Trail #3136 Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Twin Buttes Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Umatilla Forks Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2017 Camping Season; Proposed Opening is Memorial Weekend 2018.
Umatilla Rim Trail #3080 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Welch Creek Campground & Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Welch Creek Trail #3030 Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Wenaha River Trail #3106 Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Wenatchee Trail #3137 Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Wenatchee Trailhead Open to Visitor 05/16/2016 Not Maintained. Trails/Trailheads are considered open although they may have snow and downed trees blocking the path. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Whitman Route Overlook Trail #3095 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Whoop De Doo Trail #3045 Open to Visitor 11/03/16 Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Wickiup Campground Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be collected through hunting season. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Please check your MVUM map for winter access information.
Wildcat/Cavalier Spring Trail #3245 Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Willow Creek Trail #3063 Open to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Winom Campground & Trailhead Open to Visitor 11/03/2016: Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow.
Woodland Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2017 Camping Season; Proposed Opening is July 2018.
Woodward Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2017 Camping Season; Proposed Opening is July 2018.
Zig Zag Springs Trailhead Closed to Visitor Forest trails are not maintained and typically not accessible from late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.

Spotlights

Frazier Campground & Trailhead

This campground serves as the northern gateway to the Winom-Frazier Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system, with over 100 miles of trail to ride.  It features 20 campsites and 4 accessible vault toilets.  There is a large day-use picnic shelter near the campground entrance.  Trailhead parking and an interpretive sign is located in the upper loop of the campground, near the Butcherknife Trail #3189. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home. 

The nearby area offers hunting, OHV riding, sight-seeing, and photography. The Tower Fire Lookout is a little more than 9 miles south of the campground on Forest Service Road 5226.  

Mountain Road #40

This road is closed to wheeled traffic from Dec. 1 thru March 31 each year.  This is the time that it is a designated snow mobile trail and is groomed on a regular basis.  This trail begins at the forest boundary on Mountain Road #40 and ends at Mount Misery. The groomed section along Mountain Road #40 is well maintained for snowmobiles, cross-country skiers, and other snow enthusiasts. The trail is characterized by a double groom width for easier passage, well-marked trail signs along the route, and generally follows along at a gentle incline from the Boundary to Mount Misery. The trail does narrow on the bypass behind Sunset Point.

Clearwater Big House Cabin

Big House Cabin

Clearwater Big House Cabin is neatly placed on a gently rolling slope in a clearing planted with a younger generation of Christmas trees in the area. The Cabin's location may give the feel of being a winter chalet hideaway, even during the warmest months of the summer. This two-story comfort cabin lives up to its name. Expansively, with 868 square feet of living space on the first floor, and another 336 square feet upstairs, there are three bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen.

Cabin lodging is furnished with propane heating and lighting, a table set, a propane cook stove, a propane refrigerator, along with queen, full, and twin beds. Renters will need to bring sleeping bags and/or bedding. Renters are also encouraged to bring their personal cooking and eating utensils for their stay. There is one nearby vault toilet that it is operational year- round.

At this time, there is no water at this site; therefore renters will need to bring a supply of water for drinking, cooking, and washing.

  • Do call the Pomeroy Ranger District three business days before your arrival date to receive a combination for cabin access.  Pomeroy Ranger District's phone number is (509) 843-1891 and we are open Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Availability: Clearwater Big House Cabin is available for rent year-round.

History

Clearwater Big House Cabin was once a ranger station and once a deep-rooted trapper cabin. In 1928 and 1929, Ranger Grover Blake built a three-room house out of scrap lumber donated by local stockmen and game department. In 1933, 200 Civilian Conservation Corps' men, whom were staying at the district, built the barn, warehouse, outhouse, and garage.

Olive Lake Campground

Olive Lake fishing dock

Nestled on the edge of a lake, high in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon, this popular campground is only 8 miles west of the historic Fremont Powerhouse and 12 miles west of the old mining town of Granite.  The campground features 28 campsites and 7 accessible toilet facilities.  Other features include a 2-mile hiking trail around the lake with nearby access to wilderness and scenic area trails, a boat ramp and 2 docks. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.  

Besides beautiful scenery, the lake offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing--particularly a nesting pair of osprey that return annually.  Activities in this area include fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, hunting, and photography.  Within 20 miles are several historic sites.

Panjab Campground

Panjab Campground offers opportunities for hunting, hiking, swimming and bicycling.  Just beyond the campground is the trailhead for Rattlesnake Trail #3129 that accesses Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. This campground is located along Tucannon Springs River; which is a favorite area for mushrooming, hiking, and just relaxing listening to nature. . No camping with stock at Panjab Campground. Stock facilities are available 3 miles up Forest Service Road 4713 at Panjab Trailhead. Please Leave-No-Trace.

Panjab Trail #3127

This trail begins at Panjab Trailhead and ends at Indian Corral Area. It is well-maintained trail open to only foot and horseback travel since it is located within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.

The trail follows a gentle incline along the Panjab Creek for the first 3 miles. The next two miles climb up to the Indian Corral area where the trail evens out on the ridge top.