Current Conditions



Updated November 23, 2015  

Fall Trail Summary:

  • Currently winter trail access limited from Dutchman Sno-Park with 12” snow.  All other sno-parks lack snow.

  • Snowmobiling on Dutchman Flat is prohibited until adequate snow coverage to protect soil and vegetation, approx.. 24” snow depth needed.

  • Currently, none of the approx. 700 winter snow pole signs are in place in the Dutchman Flat to Moon Mt. area.

  • Summer trails below 5,500’ are currently snow free.

  • Several bike trails south of Phil’s TH will be closed over the coming months due to logging operations to improve forest health and reduce fire hazards.

  • Recent strong winds brought down hundreds of trees across Deschutes trails and roads.Limited trail clearing in progress.

  • Seasonal closures of Hwy 46, Hwy 242, Road 21, 370 Road and Road 16 to Three Creek Lk are now in effect for the winter season.Additional road closures in effect starting Dec. 1.

  • Watch weather forecasts closely.

  • See full Deschutes Trail Report for further details.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

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

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

  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– CLOSED for winter season. 
  • Road to Paulina Peak CLOSED. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH   CLOSED to motorized vehicles for the winter season.  
  • Hwy 242 - CLOSED for the winter season.
  • Road 16 CLOSED from  Upper Three Creeks Sno-Park to Three Creeks Lk.   
  • Road 60 (around Crescent Lk) OPEN but will closed with little to no notice due to adequate snow to start the winter trail 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.

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