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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

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Pine Creek Trailhead

This trailhead provides access to Pine Creek Trail #201 within the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.  Ample parking at the trailhead. There are tie stalls for horses available, with stock water located approximately 1/2 mile away in drainage on east side of Baldy…

Short Creek Guard Station

Short Creek Guard Station rests in a corner of a small meadow surrounded by tall ponderosa pines and a creek right outside the back door.  The cabin amenities provide all the comforts of a home.  Directly adjacent to the North Fork Malheur Scenic River.  The guard station is a great starting point for anyone wishing to…

Princess Trailhead West

The trailhead is the starting point for the 9.3 mile Princes Trail #251 that provides access to the Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area, which is non-motorized.  During the summer months this trail offers visitors a beautiful, quiet place to hike in areas with…

Slide Horse Camp

The Slide Horse Camp is a wonderful campground for horse enthusiasts, the campground offers sites with horse stalls and corrals. Just up the road from the campground is the Slide Connector Trail #386, this trail is a great starting point for horse riders heading into the wilderness. The campground sets amongst pondersa pines and is one mile…

Roads End

Roads End Trailhead is an easy walk to a spectacular view of the John Day Valley to the north and Bear Valley to the west and south. The entire length of the trail is on an old roadbed within the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. This trail is the first section of the shortest route to the top of Strawberry Mountain. The end of this trail ties…

Slide Creek Campground

Adjacent to the northern border of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, this campground offers opportunities for stream fishing, hiking, hunting, and Wilderness access. From the campground Slide Connector Trail #386 starts at the campground.  Set amongst…

Skyline Trailhead

Provides eastern access to SkylineTrail #385 which enters Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. The trailhead does have parking for horse trailers.  The Skyline Trail is a great starting point for those wishing to day hike or backpack into the Strawberry…

Starr Bowl Snowplay Area

The Starr Bowl Snowplay area provides for a day of fun on the sledding hill and a small warming cabin built during the Civilian Conservation Corps era with a big stone fireplace, along with primitive outhouse facilities. Parking is across the highway, as is a campground with an accessible vault toilet.  This hill is great for using sleds, inner tubes or even snow boarding.  There is no tow rope,…

Strawberry Campground

 The campground is located at the edge of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.  Set amongst ponderosa pine in a beautifully wooded area, the campground is an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to hike, hunt, fish or simply relax.  Strawberry Basin…

Starr Campground

Starr Campground is located just off of US Highway 395 making it very easy to get to.  The campground has an upper level that is closer to the highway, yet still set back amongst beautiful pondersa pines.  The lower part of the campground is set further back in the pine trees allowing for a more secluded experience.  This beautiful campground sets in a prime spot for hunters, hikers and wildlife…

Trout Farm Campground

Trout Farm Campground offers opportunities for picnicking, pond/stream fishing, and hunting. This nice little campground is ideal for families, or the fishing enthusiast.  This campground offers a nice  pond for fishing with an barrier free path along the pond as well as a barrier free pier.  Trout Farm Campground also has a newly renovated covered picnick shelter and running water.  A…

Starr Sno-Park

This state sponsored Sno-Park provides parking near the west end of the Forest's snowmobile trail system.  Located on the south side of beautiful Canyon Mountain visitors will find miles of groomed snowmobile trails to enjoy. 

Little Crane Campground

Small, four site, campground with stream fishing and great solitude. Campground is located of the Forest Service 16 Rd. and is located over 5500'. The Campground is managed by the Prairie City Ranger District (541.820.3800). Drinking water and accessible features are not available at this campground.

Swick Old Growth Interpretive Site

Established in an old growth ponderosa pine stand, this area includes a short barrier-free trail with interpretive signs, longer trail through additional old growth area, a parking area, picnic table and barrier free toilet.  The trail allows visitors to learn about old growth ponderosa pine stands first hand while enjoying a beautiful, easy hike.

Sunshine Guard Station

The Sunshine Guard Station is located approximately 43 miles from the town of John Day, Oregon at 3,700 feet in elevation. This rustic cabin has four rooms - a kitchen, a living room and two bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a Queen size bed. The living room is furnished with a couch, living room chairs, and coffee tables. The kitchen is furnished with a kitchen table and four chairs. Sunshine has…

Malheur Wild and Scenic River

The middle fork of the Malheur River was one of forty rivers originally designated in the Omnibus Oregon Wild and Scenic River Act of 1988.  Residing completely on National Forest System lands, the entire wild and scenic river boundary encompasses 3,758 acres with 12.0 miles of river.

Old West Scenic Bikeway

Come explore Oregon's Wild West via bicycle, motor bike, car, truck, horse or foot. This174 mile paved scenic tour takes you through the John Day Valley, John Day Fossil Beds and northern most Malheur National Forest.  The state and county roads which make up the Old West Scenic Bikeway offer travelers a journey through, up and over, the Malheur National Forest and surrounding rural communities.…

Table Mountain Trailhead

The trailhead is a great starting point for hunters, hikers and horse riders that would like to explore the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.  This trailhead has a large parking area and offers undeveloped camping at trailhead and 6 horse tie-stall with manger and hitch rail.

Monument Rock Wilderness: Malheur

Wilderness Stewardship Performance At the southernmost edge of the Blue Mountains, this area's alpine, once-glaciated ridges offer views across much of eastern Oregon. The lichen-covered 8-foot cylindrical stone monument atop Monument Rock may have been erected by pioneer sheepherders. This is a new Wilderness in the old landscape of…

Pine Creek Horse Camp

The Pine Creek Horse Camp has two sites, with picnic tables and fire rings and a vault toilet.  There is a newly built two slot horse corral.  The camp sets near Pine Creek Trailhead #201.

Wickiup Campground

Wickiup Campground sets off of Forest Road 15 tucked amongst trees, next to Canyon Creek, the perfect place to relax in the shade during the summer months and listen to the creek flow past.  This is a beautiful campground that offers opportunities for picnicking and stream fishing.  The campground is a good starting point for hiking, viewing wildlife and hunting during the summer and fall…

North Fork Malheur Wild & Scenic River

This North Fork of the Malheur River was one of forty rivers originally designated in the Omnibus Oregon Wild and Scenic River Act of 1988. Residing completely on National Forest System lands, the entire wild and scenic river boundary encompasses 7,034 acres with 22.9 miles of river. Being recognized for its outstanding remarkable values of scenery, fisheries, geology, and wildlife habitat, the river corridor is a…

Alder Springs Camp

This small rustic campground adjacent to a pretty meadow is most popular during hunting season.  This 3 site campground is a great place to get away for seclusion.  Please pack out what you pack in, no trash service is provided.  Water and restroom facilities are not available at this location.

 

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