Recreation

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

Eye Catching Scenery!

Spanning 2.3 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!

 

Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Interactive Visitor Map Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ah Hee Diggings Interpretive Site    Current Conditions
Amelia Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Anthony Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Anthony Lake Tent Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Anthony Lakes Boat Launch Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Anthony Lakes Guard Station Closed to Visitor
Anthony Lakes Picnic Area Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Antlers Guard Station Closed to Visitor
Baldy Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Baldy Lake Trailhead    Current Conditions
Bear Creek Trailhead    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 Closed 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 Closed 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    Current Conditions
Chico Trailhead    Current Conditions
Cold Springs Trailhead    Current Conditions
Cornucopia Trailhead   
Coverdale Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Cow Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Coyote Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Crawfish Basin Trailhead    Current Conditions
Crawfish Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Dean Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Dougherty Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Dug Bar Trailhead and Boat Launch Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Dutch Flat Trailhead    Current Conditions
Elkhorn Crest Trailhead    Current Conditions
Fish Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Forest Practices Interpretive Site   
Freezeout Trailhead    Current Conditions
Frog Pond Trailhead    Current Conditions
Grande Ronde Boat Launch    Current Conditions
Grande Ronde Lake Campground Closed 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    Current Conditions
Hells Canyon Creek Boat Launch Closed to Visitor Temporarily closed due to reconstruction work, with expected reopening in mid-October.
Hells Canyon Creek Visitor Center Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
Hidden Campground Closed 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 Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Lick Creek Trailhead    Current Conditions
Low Saddle Trailhead    Current Conditions
Marble Pass Trailhead    Current Conditions
Mason Dam Boat Launch Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Mason Dam Picnic Area    Current Conditions
McBride Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
McCully Forks Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Millers Lane Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Moss Springs Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Mowich Loop Picnic Area    Current Conditions
Mud Lake Campground Closed 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 Closed 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    Current Conditions
Saddle Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Salt Creek Summit Sno-Park Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Seven Devils Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Shady Campground Closed to Visitor
Snake River Trailhead Open to Visitor Current Conditions
Southwest Shore Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Union Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions
Union Creek Picnic Area    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    Current Conditions
Yellow Pine Campground Closed to Visitor Current Conditions


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