The Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland are located in central Oregon.
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Experience Your Central Oregon National Forests!

Are you planning a trip to the Deschutes National Forest? Come and visit Newberry National Volcanic Monument--one of only 9 national monuments administered by the U.S. Forest Service!  Check out this video on Accessibility and the Lava Lands Visitor Center!

 

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Lake with Mountains

Three Sisters Wilderness -
Deschutes National Forest

 

Walton Lake - Ochoco National Forest

Walton Lake -
Ochoco National Forest

Crooked River NG - Fall Colors

Fall Colors - Crooked River
National Grassland

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West Bend Project

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We are restoring 26,000 acres of forest adjacent to the City of Bend to improve forest health, create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and to protect our communities and quality of life.

Historically in Central Oregon small wildfires or insect infestations regularly occurred and created a forested landscape of different aged trees, underbrush, and openings that allowed a diversity of wildlife and plant habitats to flourish and made forests resilient to large scale disturbances. As humans settled the area, large trees were removed for wood products and small fires were suppressed for public safety and profitability.  This human impact created a more uniform forest of even-aged trees, which is vulnerable to large-scale disturbances and less capable of supporting a diversity of wildlife and plants. The goal of the West Bend Vegetation Management Project is to restore a more historic and healthy forest landscape.


Ochoco Ranger Cabin Rental

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Looking for a winter retreat?  Check out the Ranger Rental Cabin on the Ochoco National Forest!  This cabin is located in the wintery wonderland of the Ochoco National Forest near Walton Sno-Park.  This year round rental has 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ bathrooms and sleeps 8 people.  Built in 1940, this two-story house was the home for the District Ranger at the Ochoco Ranger Station.  This cabin has a well-equipped kitchen, two car garage, and comes beautifully furnished.  For reservations, visit Recreation.gov at:http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Ochoco_Ranger_Rental


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Accessible Adventures in the Deschutes National Forest

Accessible recreation sites

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Deschutes National Forest.