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.

See other parks in Oregon.
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For blue grouse, you won't find many more majestic places to hunt than the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, which encompasses 2.
Settings of the lodges include Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Death Valley, Denali, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Parks as well as the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Northeast Oregon.
Custer National Forest (Montana and South Dakota) -- Lassen National Forest (California) -- Sequoia National Forest (California) -- San Bernardino National Forest (California) -- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (Oregon and Idaho) -- Kamloops Indian Band Reserve (British Columbia, Canada) -- Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park (Scotland)
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.
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.
In addition to plantings in Sequoia, Lassen, and San Bernardino, other forests include Custer National Forest in Montana and South Dakota, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Oregon and Idaho, as well as Kamloops in British Columbia.
The wolverine in Oregon is listed as a threatened species, and district wildlife biologist Vic Coggins says although biologists have long thought the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Eagle Cap Wildnerness should be good habitat for the 25-pound Gulo gulo, as they are known in scientific nomenclature, "This is the first confirmation of a wolverine in Wallowa County.
Forest Service biologist Larry Bryant recalls how, years ago, Thomas cried foul when a Wallowa-Whitman National Forest supervisor threatened to interrupt a riparian study.
5 miles from the northern border of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Conifers on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, and harvested timberlands owned largely by Boise Cascade, begin floating onto the rising scene.