Current Conditions



Updated May 22, 2015  

Spring Trail Summary:

  • Weather forecast calling for mild  temps, mix of showers to sunny into next week.
  • Summer trails below 5,800'-6,000' generally snow free/accessible. 
  • Limited but increasing trail clearing in progress.  Expect downed trees on many trails.
  • Foot bridge on Tumalo Ck Tr next to Skyliner Lodge is closed due to damage.  Follow detour.
  • Tumalo Falls Road is closed to all traffic until further notice.  Use trails to access Tumalo Falls.
  • Access to adequate snow via snowmobile is no longer possible due to bare ground. 
  • "Mud factor" on trails near snow line is moderate...avoid using muddy trails.
  • May 15-Sept. 15 - dogs on leash only on Deschutes River Trails from Meadow Picnic to Benham Falls East
  • Todd Lake parking lot now accessible, lake area under 30% snow, lake is ice 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 and Raod 16 to Three Creeks area are now open for the season.  Hwy 242 remains closed to motorized vehicles until further notice.
  • Biking is permitted on Mckenzie Pass, use at your own risk, be aware of debris on road and ODOT vehicles working along road.  Watch for other pedestrians and bikers.
  • Watch weather forecasts closely.

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 CLOSED until further notice. 
  • 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 until further notice.
  • 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.

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