Malheur National Forest, Oregon Camping & Hiking

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Activities

BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Oregon Campgrounds

SHORT CREEK GUARD STATION

SUNSHINE GUARD STATION

DEER CREEK GUARD STATION CABIN

Murderers Creek Guard Station

FALL MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT CABIN

IDLEWILD

MAGONE LAKE

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Oregon Hiking Trails

Buckhorn Meadows Trailhead

Davis Creek West Trailhead

East Davis Creek Trailhead

Head O’ Boulder Forest Camp

Magone Slide Trailhead

McClellan Trailhead

Skyline Trailhead

Swick Old Growth Interpretive Site

Crane Crossing

Slide Horse Camp

Malheur Ford Trailhead

Strawberry Basin Trailhead

Related Link(s)

More Oregon Recreation Areas

Malheur National Forest

Camping Facts and Guidelines

Malheur National Forest Campground Brochure

  • There is no fee for day use on the Malheur National Forest
  • There is a 14 day camping limit in developed sites (developed campgrounds)
  • A 30 day stay limit is in place for dispersed sites (non-developed campgrounds)
  • All campgrounds are first come first serve except for the group camping site at Magone Lake. Reservations can be made at https://www.recreation.gov/

Dispersed Camping
Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest outside of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means there are no toilets, no picnic tables, no trash cans, no treated water, and no fire grates. Typically, dispersed camping is not allowed in the immediate vicinity of developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas or trailheads. There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It’s your responsibility to know these before you try this new experience.