Current Conditions



Updated June 26, 2015  

Summer Trail Summary:

  • Weather forecast calling for HOT temps, mostly sunny and dry into next week.
  • Fire danger is on rapid increase....FIREWORKS ARE PROHIBITED on National Forests.
  • Summer trails are now generally snow free with increasing clearing of downed trees in progress.  Expect downed trees on several trails.
  • June 28, bike race out of Wanoga Sno-Park with possibly 350 riders.  June 27/28 triathlon at/around Wickiup Reservoir with up to 1,000 participants.
  • Tumalo Falls Road/Trailhead and most trails into TH now closed to all vehicle, foot and bike traffic until further notice.  Pipeline construction in progress thru trailhead.  For your safety and that of workers, please avoid trailhead and trails into trailhead. 
  • May 15-Sept. 15 - dogs on leash only on Deschutes River Trails from Meadow Picnic to Benham Falls East
  • Todd Lake area now snow free. Road 370 beyond parking area gated closed due to snow. No motorized vehicles beyond gates.
  • Hwy 46 (Cascade Lake Hwy), Road 21 into Newberry Caldera, Paulina Peak Road, Hwy 242 and Road 16 to Three Creeks area are now open for the season. 
  • Watch weather forecasts closely.
  • See full Deschutes Trail Report for further details.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • Hwy 46 - OPEN from Bend to Crescent Cutoff Road.

  • Road 370 - CLOSED from Todd Lake parking lot gate to gate at Road 4601.

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


  • 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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