Current Conditions



Updated May 27, 2016  

Spring Trail Summary:

  • Recent mild temps, rapidly rising the snow line but heavy blow down on trails and roads likely to delay summer trail access.Watch weather forecasts!

  • All Deschutes NF snow parks are now snow free; even Dutchman Sno-Park no longer has snow access for snowmobiles

  • Most Deschutes NF Wilderness trails are under snow and/or down trees with trail clearing in progress.

  • Beware of area/trail closures south and west of Phil’s TH.

  • Tumalo Falls TH road is now open to vehicles with limited TH parking and 27' vehicle length limit.

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

  • New Whychus Overlook accessible trail now open.

  • Moderate to extreme blowdown on snow free summer trails with low-mid elevation clearing in progress.

  • Seasonal closures of Hwy 242, 370 Road and Road 16 are still in effect until melted out and cleared of trees/debris.

  • 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 - OPEN for the summer season.  Access to Todd Lk, Devils Lk Campground/ South Sister Trailhead, Mirror Lk Trailhead still blocked by snow.

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

  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– OPEN for the summer season. Heavy blow down causing extended closures on trails and recreation sites.
  • Road to Paulina Peak CLOSED due to snow. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH   OPEN to vehicles.  Limited TH parking and vehicle length limit of 27'.
  • Hwy 242 - CLOSED with spring meltoff and maintenance in progress.
  • Road 16 CLOSED from  Upper Three Creeks Sno-Park to Three Creeks Lk.   
  • Road 60 (around Crescent Lk) gate is 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.

  • 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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