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Malheur National Forest is located in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon and range in elevation from about 4000 to 9000 feet at the top of Strawberry Mountain. Throughout the forest, you will find lakes and meadows, creeks, grasslands, and forests of pine and fir.

Forests have always been important to the local economy and the timberlands are managed for sustained yield. Local ranchers utilize permits to graze about 25,000 cow/calf pairs on the meadows and forested range each year.

During winter, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and sledding are popular. The forest has more than 500 miles of designated snowmobile trails. Fishing season usually begins in April. In summer, campers enjoy both developed and primitive campgrounds, while hikers have more than 200 miles of trails to enjoy.

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness | Location: 139 NE Dayton St, John Day Oregon 97845 Telephone 541-575-1731

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