The Willamette National Forest is located in the western center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


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The Willamette National Forest stretches for 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range in western Oregon.

It extends from the Mt. Jefferson area east of Salem to the Calapooya Mountains northeast of Roseburg.

The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes offer excellent opportunities for visitors.

It's Fire Season.  Please be careful.
Check our Fire Information page for details. 

Get Outdoors!


Link to camping information on the forest Hiking. Link to 

hiking information on the forest Recreation Passes. 

Link to recreation passes & permits Maps. Link to maps available for 

the forest
  • Find more activities from our Recreation section

Recent News



Wilderness 50 Year anniversary


Celebrating 50 years of Wilderness in 2014.

Visit the Wildernesses on the Willamette National Forest

Prescribed Fire in Wilderness

photo of forest service workers lighting a prescribed burn in woods

The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests are proposing to burn some selected areas in the Three Sisters Wilderness and the Mt. Washington Wilderness.

The entire project area will not be burned and when completed there will be a mosaic of burned and unburned vegetation across the landscape.

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Volunteer on Your National Forest!

volunteer group by Salmon Creek trail bridge

Volunteering with the Forest Service is fun, rewarding & educational.

Come join us.

Guided Hikes & Activities

We offer guided hikes and activities throughout the year.

Check out our Guided Hikes & Heritage Tours on the Sweet Home Ranger District.


The F5 Experience: Fur, Feathers, Fins, Flames and Flora

Bluebird on trunk of tree

Connecting youth to the outdoors.  

Check out our education talks & field trips  for pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school.