A view of Jubilee Lake from the shore with trees in the background A view of Potamus Canyon with a juniper tree in the foreground Person holding a rainbow trout A meadow covered with purple wildflowers near Ukiah, Oregon The Umatilla breaks, a series of canyons on the Umatilla National Forest The Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, a view from the top of a ridge





Forest Conditions: Know Before You Go!

A well-planned outing can make the difference between a life-long memory and a disaster you hope to forget as soon as possible. Beautiful, sunny conditions where you live won't necessarily guarantee you the same when you're planning to hike a trail that's located at an elevation of 5000 feet.

Always consult our motorized recreation use maps for more information. The condition of forest roads that remain open during the winter and early spring can change dramatically without warning; wind, snow and rain events can have substantial effects on road and trail conditions causing hazards and obstructions to travel. Be sure to plan ahead and prepare for your trip to ensure the best possible time for you and others who will be sharing the roads with you.

For information on current forest road conditions, please contact your  local Ranger District office before heading out. 


Interactive Prescribed Fire Map


Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Need a Map? Fire-Aviation Button

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 has some mountainous terrain, but most of the area consists of v-shaped valleys separated by narrow ridges or plateaus. The landscape includes heavily timbered slopes, grassland ridges and benches, and bold basalt outcroppings with elevations from 1,600 to 8,000 feet above sea level. Summers are generally warm and dry with cool evenings. Cold, snowy winters and mild temperatures during spring and fall can be expected. More about the Forest...

Interactive Visitor Map - Umatilla National Forest

Umatilla National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps available here 


Recent News


Great American Outdoors Act

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The USDA Forest Service is moving forward with implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act, which will enable federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands.  The Act also provides permanent and expanded funding for land and water conservation programs.

Northern Blues CFLRP

Following a highly competitive national application process for funding under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP), the US Department of Agriculture awarded $2.7 million to implement the Northern Blues CFLRP Proposal in fiscal year (FY) 2021, which started October 1, 2020.  The project is approved for funding for up to ten years, depending on appropriation levels from Congress and reauthorization of the CFLRP program in 2023.

The proposal was developed by the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests with diverse partners who bring a strong record of cross-boundary restoration spanning Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington. 


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A Century of Service

2008 marked the100th anniversary of resource management on the Umatilla National Forest..

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

The current forest plans for the Umatilla, Malheur, and Wallowa Whitman National Forests are currently being revised.

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