Located entirely within Klamath County, the 1.1 million acres of Winema National Forest cover the eastern slopes of the Cascades. From Crater Lake National Park
, the Forest extends eastward to the shores of Upper Klamath Lake
, the largest in Oregon.
The Forest was created in 1961 from the former Klamath Indian Reservation and portions of adjacent forests. It is named for a heroine of the Modoc War of 1872, Wi-Ne-Ma, meaning "Woman of a Brave Heart."
A diverse population of wildlife is supported, ranging from big game to a wide variety of birds. Recreation opportunities include hiking, fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking. In winter, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are popular.
The Winema National Forest has 82 miles of hiker/packer trails, plus an additional 22 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and 11 miles of National Recreation Trails.