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.