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


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The Willamette National Forest stretches for 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range in western Oregon.

It extends from the Mt. Jefferson area east of Salem to the Calapooya Mountains northeast of Roseburg.

The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes offers excellent opportunities for visitors.

Get Outdoors!


Link to camping information on the forest Hiking. Link to 

hiking information on the forest Winter Sports. 

Link to Winter Sports information on the forest Maps. Link to maps available for 

the forest
  • Find more activities from our Recreation section

Recent News


Buy a gift of Adventure this Holiday Season!

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A Recreation Pass makes a great gift for the person who loves the outdoors...

Christmas Tree Permits Now Available

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Find out where and when to get your permit at Forest Service Offices, BLM Offices, and local stores.  

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Volunteer on Your National Forest!

volunteer group by Salmon Creek trail bridge

Volunteering with the Forest Service is fun, rewarding & educational.

Come join us.

Guided Hikes & Activities

We offer guided hikes and activities throughout the year.

Check out our Guided Hikes & Heritage Tours on the Sweet Home Ranger District.


The F5 Experience: Fur, Feathers, Fins, Flames and Flora

Bluebird on trunk of tree

Connecting youth to the outdoors.  

Check out our education talks & field trips  for pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school.