Currently, cloudy/part sun, windy, mild temps with chance of rain in forecast across much of the Deschutes.
Recent strong winds brought down hundreds of trees across Deschutes trails and roads. Limited trail clearing in progress.
Most summer trails are under patchy to 30" snow depth. Some trails becoming soft, soggy snow to muddy in coming days with mild temperatures and possible rain showers.
Most Deschutes National Forest snow parks do not have adequate snow. Dutchman Flat on 11/25 had 20-21" snow depth, Kapka - 14-16", Swampy - 10-12", Meissner and Wanoga - 6-8", 10 Mile - 12", 6 Mile - 3".
Currently, 0% of the approx. 700 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, and Road 16 are now in effect for the winter season. Additional road closures in effect starting Dec. 1.
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 - Subject to seasonal closure with little to no notice.
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) Subject to seasonal closure with little to no notice.
MORE CURRENT CONDITIONS INFORMATION
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. http://www.hoodoo.com
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.