Current Conditions



Updated April 29, 2016  

Spring Trail Summary:

  • Forecasted mild to warm weather slowly improving summer trail access.Watch weather forecasts!

  • Most Deschutes NF snow parks are now snow free.

  • Most winter trails below 5,400’ are snow free and no longer passable.

  • Most Deschutes NF Wilderness trails and trailheads are under snow with icy/muddy sections near snowline.

  • Beware of area/trail closures south and west of Phil’s TH.

  • Tumalo Falls road access remains closed to vehicles; hikers/bikers watch for construction traffic on road.

  • New Deschutes NF Welcome Station on Hwy 46 now open 7 days/wk.

  • New Whychus Overlook accessible trail opens May 1.

  • Moderate to heavy blowdown on snow free summer trails with low elevation clearing in progress.

  • Seasonal closures of Hwy 46, Hwy 242, Road 21, 370 Road and Road 16 to Three Creek Lk are still in effect until plowed and/or melted out.

  • Go prepared with your Ten Essential Systems:

  • See full Deschutes Trail Report for further details.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • Hwy 46 - CLOSED due to snow from Dutchman Flat to Lava Lake cutoff road.  Hwy 46 from Lava Lakes road south to Crescent Cutoff Road is now plowed and open.  Full Hwy 46 opening scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Road 370 - CLOSED from Hwy 46 to  Road 16 (Three Creeks Lks area).

  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– CLOSED from Ten Mile Snow Park into the Caldera, currently spring plowing in progress. 
  • Road to Paulina Peak CLOSED due to snow. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH   CLOSED  to motor vehicles for water line construction.  Open to hikers/bikers, watch for construction traffic.
  • Hwy 242 - CLOSED with spring plowing in progress.
  • Road 16 CLOSED from  Upper Three Creeks Sno-Park to Three Creeks Lk.   
  • Road 60 (around Crescent Lk) gate is open but road reported blocked by snow near summer homes. 


  • Weather - Our Weather page is filled with useful links from local forecasts to recent trends.

  • Hoodoo Recreation Campgrounds - Many of the campgrounds on the Deschutes National Forest are managed by concessionaire, Hoodoo Recreation. Current conditions for these concessionaire-managed campgrounds can be found on their website.

  • OHV Newsletter and Conditions - This is a PDF report of OHV conditions in the central Oregon area

  • Alerts & Notices - This is the page where we post current Public Use Restrictions (Can I have a campfire?), Fire Closures (closures caused by active fires), Recreation Closures, Blue Green Algae warnings, Industrial Fire Precaution Levels, and so forth.

  • News & Events - Recent public notices are at the top of the page and a list of upcoming events is at the bottom.

  • Phone Numbers and Addresses for central Oregon Forest Service Offices - You can call us or drop in! We are here to help you.

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