Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon

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The Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is a United States National Forest in the U.S. states of Oregon and Idaho. Formed upon the merger of the Wallowa and Whitman national forests in 1954, it is located in the northeastern corner of the state, in Wallowa, Baker, Union, Grant, and Umatilla counties in Oregon, and includes small areas in Nez Perce and Idaho counties in Idaho. The forest is named for the Wallowa band of the Nez Perce people, who originally lived in the area, and Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, Presbyterian missionaries who settled just to the north in 1836. Forest headquarters are located in Baker City, Oregon.
The national forest may be divided into several distinct sections, which together cover 2300000acre of land, including 600000acre of designated wilderness.
A large section of the forest is located in the rugged Wallowa Mountains, south of Joseph, Oregon, in the upper reaches of the Wallowa, Minam, and Imnaha drainage basins. The alpine area in the heart of the mountain range is designated as the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Bordering the national forest on the north, Wallowa Lake State Park is located on the shore of Wallowa Lake.
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  • Great camping - lovely sites. Not too close to other people but still organized and clean. The bathrooms are clean. The lake is nice. $6 for wood, $10 for a tent site. Nicely developed...  more »
  • Lovely spot right on the Lostine River with plenty of privacy and wilderness. One word of caution at these primitive sites....the primitive bathrooms need to be pumped or cleaned. Other than that...  more »
  • Beautiful place. Very remote and not crowded.

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