The Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland are located in central Oregon.
Where is this Forest?

Kayaking on Deschutes River during Fall. Trail on Black Butte. Sun setting at Sparks Lake. Headwaters of the Metolius River. Tumalo Falls from afar. Single track trail through trees Rapids on Metolius River. Moraine Lake as seen from trail. Rocks and fall foliage. Deschutes River in the Fall

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     Know Before You Go                              

Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.

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How do you connect with the Deschutes National Forest?

Trapper Creek flowing over rocks.

Discover Your Forest Invites You To Take a Short Survey

We invite you to take part in a survey about how you connect with the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland. The purpose of this survey is to gather information that can help guide future land management planning and decisions. Please note that this survey is optimized for desktop/laptop. Do not access the survey with a mobile phone.

Project SNOW

Heading out

Every winter, Deschutes National Forest partners with non-profit partner, Discover Your Forest to host a snowshoe program at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort in Bend, Oregon for people of all ages. Participants, including school children learn about the forest, wildlife and Central Oregon geology.

Over 3,000 local students receive educational programing on the slopes through Project SNOW (Studying Nature Outdoors in Winter).

Check out this video to learn more about the program!

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In The Field

Deschutes National Forest employees hold a variety of jobs, highlighted by this articles series.

Learn more about the variety of careers and experiences of Deschutes National Forest employees!

Accessible Adventures in the Deschutes National Forest

Accessible recreation sites

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Deschutes National Forest.