The land where the forest sits was designated as a national forest on May 6, 1905, and is governed by the U.S. Forest Service. Wallowa-Whitman National Forest features diverse attractions some of which include several glacial lakes, 294 miles of wild and scenic rivers, and four wilderness areas including Monument Rock Eagle Cap, North Fork John Day, and Hells Canyon.
Another point of interest in the forest is the Wallowa Lake Tramway that ferries the visitor’s guests to about 3,700 feet on the summit of Mt. Howard. Besides these attractions, there are several other amenities that the park hosts including group camps, picnic areas, 71 campgrounds, over 2,000 miles of trails, six cabins, four winter recreation areas, boat launches, and scenic drives.
These amenities are useful for several fun and relaxing activities including boating, hiking, hunting, camping, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, OHV riding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, cross-country and downhill skiing, and mountain biking. Visitors to Wallowa-Whitman National Forest are welcome to bring their dogs as long as they abide by the forests strict rules.
Some of the rules that dog owners must adhere to include ensuring that they maintain immediate control of their dogs at all times. This includes keeping dogs on a leash or in a secure enclosure always and ensuring that dogs do not venture off into areas of the park that are out-of-bounds to dogs. Dog owners are also expected to ensure that their dogs are well-behaved and that they do not threaten or disturb the forest's resources.