Current Conditions



Updated February 11, 2015  

Winter Trail Summary:

  • Heavy President's Holiday Weekend use likely on limited winter and summer trails.
  • Weather forecast calling for mild temps and sunny/cloudy into next week.
  • Snow conditions are currently poor to lacking below 6,000'. 
  • Only 1 Deschutes National Forest snow park currently has adequate snow with decent access to winter trails. 
  • Summer trails are under 0-80" snow depth.  Many summer trails below 4,800' elevation currently have fair to good snow/mud free access and conditions.  Currently, there are more summer trail opportunities than winter.  Consider summer trail options over winter trails this weekend!
  • Currently, 98% of the approx. 600 winter snow pole signs are in place in the Dutchman Flat to Moon Mt. area.
  • Seasonal closures of Hwy 46, Hwy 242, Road 21, Road 370, Tumalo Falls Road, Road 16 and Road 60 are now in effect for the winter season.  Additional road closures in effect starting Dec. 1.
  • Watch weather forecasts closely.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • Hwy 46 - CLOSED from Mt. Bachelor/Dutchman Flat to Deschutes Bridge for the winter season.

  • Road 370 - CLOSED from Hwy 46 to Road 16 near Three Creeks Lake for the winter season.

  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– CLOSED for the winter season. 
  • Road to Paulina Peak CLOSED for the winter season. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH  CLOSED to all traffic until further notice.  Water pipeline construction is under way and road is now closed to non-motorized and motorized use.  
  • Hwy 242 - CLOSED for the winter season.
  • Road 16 CLOSED from Upper Three Creeks Sno-Park to Three Creeks Lake.   
  • Road 60 (around Crescent Lk) CLOSED for the winter season. 


  • 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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