The Willamette National Forest is located in the western center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?

A mountain reflectd in Linton Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness

With over 1.5 million acres, the Willamette National Forest is home to eight wilderness areas, including the popular Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, a variety of backpacking and day hiking opportunities, waterfalls, wildflowers, mountain biking trails, boating, swimming and much more! The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes offers excellent opportunities for visitors and make the forest valuable for many purposes. Learn More About The Forest.


Link to camping information on the forest Hiking. Link to 

hiking information on the forest Recreation Passes. 

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READY, SET, SNOW! Choose Your Winter Adventure

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Winter brings opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding, soaking in hot springs and, in the lower elevations, day hikes and scenic drives.

Christmas Tree Permits - A Holiday Tradition

Christmas Trees

Going into the woods to find a Christmas tree is a great way to experience your National Forest! Christmas tree permits are now available at our Springfield Interagency, McKenzie River, Detroit, Sweet Home and Middle Fork offices…details

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Santiam Pass Winter Recreation

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Winter snows, spectacular views, a variety of sno-parks, and a ski area make this an ideal area for winter family fun...details

Willamette Pass Winter Recreation

A person riding a snowmobile through a snowy winter landscape

Snowshoe, cross-country ski, and snowmobile opportunities abound including a system of backcountry trails and shelters...details


Explore the Forest

Image of Menagerie Wilderness Rock Climbing

Explore distinctive recreation opportunities on each of the four ranger districts. From camping to hiking to biking to boating and more...go play

Interactive Visitor Map

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The interactive visitor map lists recreation areas, roads and trail systems, so you can digitally explore and find your next adventure.

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