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Oregon Wildlife Management Unit 66 MALHEUR RIVER Wildlife

  • State:OR
  • Species:Wildlife
  • Area:2,897 square miles
  • Elevation:2,600 ft - 7,000 ft
  • Public Lands:1,786 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:62%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:32
  • Campgrounds:10
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:5
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:24,208 acres
  • National Forests:Malheur National Forest
  • Lat-Long:43.639979, -118.389707

The 66 MALHEUR RIVER unit, wildlife management unit regulates hunting opportunities for wildlife in Oregon and covers 2,897 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,786 square miles (62%) of the total land covered by this wildlife management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Buchanan. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,600 feet to a high of 7,000 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 24,208 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 5 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Malheur National Forest, Camp Creek Wilderness Study Area, Cedar Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Cottonwood Creek Wilderness Study Area, Gold Creek Wilderness Study Area, Malheur River-Bluebucket Creek Wilderness Study Area, Sperry Creek Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 32 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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