Current Conditions



Updated November 25, 2014  

Fall Trail Summary:

  • 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.
  • Watch weather forecasts closely.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • 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. 


  • 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.

  • Can't find what you need? Please use the Feedback Form on our Contact Us page. We appreciate your input! Thank you.