A temporary area closure near the area of popularly known as "Good Dog" is in place for approximately 2 months while thinning operations are occurring in the area. The Good Dog Parking area will remain open as well as the trails to the river. In addition, the area will be closed only during weekdays and open to the public on weekends. For up-to-date trail closure information in the West Bend Project area, visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/webmaps/deschutes/west-bend/
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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