Malheur National Forest, Oregon Recreation Area Info & Images

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Activities

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

Campground Reservations

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

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.