Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Address:1550 Dewey Ave
PO Box 907
Baker City, OR 97814

Phone:541-523-6391
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w
Size: 2,392,508 acres.
Location:Northeastern Oregon and western Idaho. Accessible by I-84; US 26 and 95; OR 3, 7, 245, 82, and 86. Nearby cities/towns include Baker City, Halfway, Unity, Enterprise, La Grande, Union, and Riggins, ID.
Facilities:71 campgrounds, group camps, picnic areas, 6 cabins, trails (2,775 miles), 4 winter recreation areas, scenic drives, boat launches.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, OHV riding, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing.
Special Features:Comprising 294 miles of wild and scenic rivers, glacial lakes, 4 wilderness areas (Eagle Cap, North Fork John Day, Hell's Canyon, and Monument Rock), remnants of historic gold mining operations, and prehistoric sites. Points of interest include Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (see separate entry in this section) and the Wallowa Lake Tramway, which transports visitors 3,700 vertical feet to the summit of Mt. Howard.

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In addition, the group will hold discussions on the Lower Deschutes River Fee Proposal, and will hear a new proposal for a fee on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Trails from the peak serve as a gateway to the Eagle Cap Wilderness, a nearly 360,000-acre primitive area inside the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
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So the support of the staff of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has been important for the project's success.
By winter, the members expect to have built a 400-foot community fuel break along a mile of private land adjacent to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Eagle Cap -- Lakes Basin Loop, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon.
More than 60% of the county is owned by the government, which manages the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Just west of town, a Forest Service visitor center (503/426-4978) can provide information for exploring the nearby Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Eagle Cap Wilderness.
The 652,488-acre Hells Canyon National Recreation Area - which is within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest - was officially "saved" in 1975, when its designation by Congress ended a quarter-century push by utility companies to build a 600-foot-high dam in North America's deepest canyon.