Current Conditions



Updated August 7, 2015  

Summer Trail Summary:

  • Fire danger is extreme and Public Use restrictions campfires, wood burning, bbq, smoking and chainsaw use are in effect.
  • Summer trails are now snow free with most trails cleared of downed trees or at light to moderate levels.  Expect downed trees on several remaining trails or segments.
  • August 8, foot race (Haulin Aspen) out of Wanoga Sno-Park with possibly 400 runners.
  • Tumalo Falls Road/Trailhead, all trails into TH and all access to the Falls and viewpoints now closed to all vehicle, foot and bike traffic until further notice.  Pipeline construction in progress thru trailhead.  For your safety and that of workers, please avoid trailhead and trails into trailhead. 
  • Phils Trailhead under reconstruction.  TH and connecting trails remain open during construction, please follow signing regarding parking.
  • May 15-Sept. 15 - dogs on leash only on Deschutes River Trails from Meadow Picnic to Benham Falls East. July 15 - Sept. 15 dogs on leash only on several high use Wilderness trails.
  • White Fish Bridge on Metolius Windigo Trail was seriously damaged over the winter and has been removed.  Creek is passable to hikers and stock.  If in doubt use roads as reroutes.
  • Hwy 46 (Cascade Lake Hwy), Road 21 into Newberry Caldera, Paulina Peak Road, Hwy 242 and Road 16 to Three Creeks area are now open for the season.  Road 370 beyond Todd Lake also open; vehicles on open roads and spurs only.
  • Watch weather forecasts closely.
  • See full Deschutes Trail Report for further details.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • Hwy 46 - OPEN from Bend to Crescent Cutoff Road.

  • Road 370 - OPEN from Hwy 46 to Road 4601 and on to 16 Road (Three Creeks Lks area).

  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– OPEN. 
  • Road to Paulina Peak OPEN. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH (including Trailhead)  CLOSED to all traffic until further notice.  Water pipeline construction is under way and road/trailhead and trails into TH are now closed to non-motorized and motorized use.  
  • Hwy 242 - OPEN for the season.
  • Road 16 OPEN from  Sisters to Three Creeks Lake.   
  • Road 60 (around Crescent Lk) now 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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