Just over 20 percent of Forest's land base is considered and classified as wilderness. The area of North Fork Dohn Day contains 130 miles of streams that contain and support anadromous fish. The area features granite outcroppings of the Greenhorn Mountains. It also showcases heavily timbered streamside zones, grassland ridges, and benches. The smallest portion of the wilderness is the forest is the North Fork Umatilla it is right in the narrow valley of Noth Fork, Umatilla River and is about 30 miles northeast of Pendleton.
The forest is also home to the largest heard of Rocky Mountain Elk found on any national forest in the nation. Just about 38,000 hunters visit the area each year to go hunting. Hunting isn't the only thing to do while you are in the area. A lot of people visit love to go hiking, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, take in the sites and more. Stop in and spend the day at the beautiful Umatilla National Forest.