Current Conditions



Updated July 15, 2016  

Summer Trail Summary:

Summer Trail Highlights

  • Patchy/sectional snow above 7,000’ and increasing fire danger.

  • Deschutes NF Wilderness trails nearly snow free and 65-70% trail miles cleared.

  • Moderate to extreme blowdown on summer trails with mid to upper elevation clearing in progress.

  • Beware of area/trail closures due to logging/fuels reduction south and west of Phil’s TH.

  • Tumalo Falls TH road is open to vehicles with limited TH parking.

  • Sparks Lake access reopened.

  • July 15-Sept 15 leash regulation in effect for trails around Green, Moraine Lks and South Sister, etc.!

  • Stay clear of old cabin on Black Butte Summit.

  • New Deschutes NF Welcome Station on Hwy 46 now open 7 days/wk.

  • Check out the new trail conditions map link:

  • Road 370 beyond Todd Lake remains closed until melted out/mud free and cleared of trees/debris.

  • Be aware of new “NO PARKING” areas at some high use recreation sites.

  • See full Deschutes Trail Report for further details.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • Hwy 46 - OPEN for the summer season.  Bridge construction under way at Soda Creek with  temporary single lane bridge in place; expect delays.

  • Road 370 - CLOSED from Todd Lake Trailhead gate to north Road 4601

  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– OPEN for the summer season.
  • Road to Paulina Peak OPEN. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH   OPEN to vehicles.  Limited TH parking and vehicle length limit of 27'.
  • Hwy 242 - OPEN for summer season.
  • Road 16 OPEN to Three Creeks Lk.   
  • Road 60 OPEN (around Crescent Lk) . 


  • 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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