Recreation

Teenager girl and small boy hiking on a trail by a mountain lake

Eye-Catching Scenery!

Spanning 2.4 million acres across the northeast corner of Oregon and western Idaho, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest offers a variety of year-round recreational opportunities. With landscapes packed with rugged canyonlands, scenic vistas, and high mountain lakes, visitors have enjoyed the forest’s diverse landscape and recreational activities for generations.

Make the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest your ‘special place’ to visit this year!

 

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Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ah Hee Diggings Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Amelia Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Anthony Lake Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Anthony Lake Tent Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Anthony Lakes Boat Launch Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Anthony Lakes Guard Station Open to Visitor
Anthony Lakes Picnic Area Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Antlers Guard Station Open to Visitor
Baldy Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Baldy Lake Trailhead Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Bear Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Bear Wallow Trailhead    Current Conditions
Bird Track Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor This site is temporarily closed due to construction and river restoration projects on the Grande Ronde watershed.
Bird Track Springs Campground Open to Visitor WARNING: Hazardous conditions exist in the Grande Ronde River in recently-restored project areas, including downstream of the Bird Track Springs campground. Please do not float or boat in these areas. Warning signs have been posted along the river. For those interested in other parts of the river, it is a good idea to check current river flows, which are available in real time. Boating and floating is inherently risky, and it is more risky during high flows. On a typical summer day in the Grande Ronde River, there may be 13 cubic feet per second (CFS) or less.  At those rates, the river is slower, less powerful, and generally less risky for floaters and boaters. Even then, it is important to watch out for hazards in the river and along its banks. It is also important to follow river safety practices. For example, if you fall out of your watercraft, don’t try to stand up in a moving river, or your foot can be trapped by a rock or root, and the force of the river can pin you under the surface.  Instead, float on your back, point your feet downstream to protect yourself from oncoming obstacles, and back-paddle toward a safe place on the riverbank.
Black Lake Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Blue Springs Summit Sno-Park Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Boulder Park Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Buckhorn Tower Viewpoint    Current Conditions
Bucks Crossing Trailhead    Current Conditions
Bull Run Trailhead Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Cache Creek Ranch Open to Visitor
Chico Trailhead    Current Conditions
Cold Springs Trailhead    Current Conditions
Cornucopia Trailhead   
Coverdale Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Cow Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Coyote Campground    Current Conditions
Crawfish Basin Trailhead Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Crawfish Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Dean Creek Trailhead Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Dougherty Campground    Current Conditions
Dug Bar Trailhead and Boat Launch Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Dutch Flat Trailhead    Current Conditions
Eagle Cap Wilderness    Interactive Trails Map for Eagle Cap Wilderness Interactive Trails Map for Eagle Cap Wilderness
Elkhorn Crest Trailhead    Current Conditions
Fish Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Forest Practices Interpretive Site   
Freezeout Trailhead Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Frog Pond Trailhead    Current Conditions
Grande Ronde Boat Launch Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Grande Ronde Lake Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Grande Ronde Sno-Park Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Gumboot Creek Fish Interpretive Site    Current Conditions
Hat Point Overlook and Day Use Area    Current Conditions
Hat Point Trailhead    Current Conditions
Heaven's Gate Trailhead Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Hells Canyon Creek Boat Launch Open to Visitor Open
Hells Canyon Creek Visitor Center Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
Hidden Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Hurricane Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Indian Crossing Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Killamacue Trailhead    Current Conditions
Lake Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Lake Fork Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Lick Creek Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Lick Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Low Saddle Trailhead    Current Conditions
Marble Pass Trailhead    Current Conditions
Mason Dam Boat Launch Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Mason Dam Picnic Area Open to Visitor Current Conditions
McBride Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
McCully Forks Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Millers Lane Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Moss Springs Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Mowich Loop Picnic Area Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Mud Lake Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
North Fork Catherine Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
North Pine Rest Area    Current Conditions
Ollokot Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Oregon Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Oregon Trail Interpretive Park at Blue Mt Crossing Closed to Visitor The Oregon Trail Interpretive Park is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.
PO Saddle Trailhead    Current Conditions
Paint Your Wagon Interpretive Site   
Peavy Cabin Open to Visitor
Pittsburg Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Pittsburg Landing Boat Launch Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Pittsburg Rockart Interpretive Site Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Powder River Tailings Interpretive Site   
Powder River Trailhead Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Saddle Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Salt Creek Summit Sno-Park Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Seven Devils Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Shady Campground Closed to Visitor
Snake River Trailhead Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Southwest Shore Campground Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Union Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Union Creek Picnic Area Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Upper Pittsburg Landing Picnic Area Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Vigne Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
West Eagle Meadow Campground Closed to Visitor
West Eagle Meadows Trailhead   
Wetmore Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Williamson Campground Closed to Visitor
Windy Saddle Trailhead Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Woodley Rocks    Current Conditions
Yellow Pine Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions


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