1.4 million acres of diverse landscapes for outdoor recreation located in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington and northeast Oregon
541-278-3716 | https://www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla
Oregon Offices: Heppner (541) 676-9187 Ukiah (541) 427-3231 and Pendleton (541) 278-3716 Washington Offices: Walla Walla (509) 522-6290 and Pomeroy (509) 843-1891 Local vendors in Hermiston, Tollgate, Athena, Pilot Rock, Elgin, Milton-Freewater – OR and Dayton, Kennewick, Pasco and Clarkston - WA
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 offers a variety of recreation opportunities and forest products. Over 20 percent of the Umatilla National Forest’s land base is within classified wilderness. The Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness contains 177,400 acres; the North Fork John Day Wilderness extends over 121,800 acres, and the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness contains 20,200 acres. Our primary responsibility is to protect our natural resources for future generation. Come visit and enjoy your National Forest!
Firewood – Season runs from May 1 to November 30. The cost for a cord of firewood is $5. The minimum purchase is $20 for four cords of firewood. A maximum purchase of 12 cords total of personal firewood cutting per household is allowed during the calendar year. Those requiring more than twelve cords or want to harvest fuelwood to sell, may purchase a commercial firewood permit for $10 per cord ($100 minimum permit) at district offices.
Firewood permits can be obtained at all National Forest offices and at local vendors.
Camping – The Umatilla National Forest offers almost 40 campgrounds and 13 cabin rentals to meet a variety of overnight experiences. Amenities vary from site to site providing opportunities from back-country “roughing it” to hot showers and a comfy bed.
Cabins are available to reserve on recreation.gov
Dispersed camping: You may camp outside of developed campgrounds in most areas on the Umatilla National Forest, up to 300 feet from an open road, at no charge. Potable water, toilets, and other amenities are not generally available. If you choose to camp outside developed areas, be sure to bring adequate water or be prepared to purify any water source before drinking.
Maps/Passes – Map and pass purchases can be facilitated through our public inquiry box (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling (541) 278-3716. Mail in orders for maps are also accepted. For mail orders please send; a note including the desired map, your return address and a check or money order for the map purchased price to 72510 Coyote Road, Pendleton OR 97801
Attention families! Do you have a student in fourth or fifth grade this year? Do you want to discover the beautiful national forests and grasslands in your community? Check out the Every Kid Outdoors program! Sign up to receive a special pass granting free entry into many national lands. Learn more at https://www.fs.usda.gov/learn/kids/everykid. Explore the outdoors and #RecreateResonsibly today!
Mushroom permits – The Blue Mountain National Forests (the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur) do not require a free-use permit for individuals harvesting “incidental amounts” of mushrooms. To be consistent with State laws, “incidental amounts” are defined as “possessing or transporting one gallon or less in Oregon and five gallons or less in Washington.” Free-use mushrooms cannot be sold or bartered.