Current Conditions



Updated January 29, 2016  

Winter Trail Summary:

  • Deschutes NF Snow Park snow depths currently range from 12-90”.

  • Forecasted colder temps and 2-12+” of new snow should improve current spring like snow conditions.Watch weather forecasts closely.

  • Currently, 98% of the approx. 700 winter snow pole signs are in place in the Dutchman Flat to Moon Mt. area.

  • Great Nordeen Ski Race from Mt. Bachelor to Wanoga Sno-Park Jan. 30, 7:30-noon? to temporarily affect use on snowmobile trails.

  • General backcountry avalanche information:

  • Deschutes NF summer trails are under patchy to 140” of snow with icy/muddy sections. Most summer trails above 4,000’ are snow blocked for the winter.

  • A few low elevation summer trails are melting off with some icy to muddy sections.Avoid using muddy trails.

  • Seasonal closures of Hwy 46, Hwy 242, Road 21, 370 Road, Road 16 to Three Creek Lk and Road 60 around Crescent Lk are now in effect for the winter.
  • Go prepared with your Ten Essential Systems:

  • 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.  Becoming blocked by snow south of DB to Crescent Cutoff Road.

  • 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  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) CLOSED. 


  • 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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