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 offer excellent opportunities for visitors.

Get Outdoors!


Link to camping information on the forest Hiking. Link to 

hiking information on the forest Recreation Passes. 

Link to recreation passes & permits Maps. Link to maps available for 

the forest
  • Find more activities from our Recreation section

Recent News


Proposed Fee Changes At Some Recreation Sites

Timpanogas Shelter - Exterior View

The Willamette National Forest is proposing to raise campground fees or establish new fees at some recreation sites beginning in 2017. These recreation fees are reinvested locally to maintain, operate, and provide visitor services at developed recreation sites. Fee changes are being considered due to increasing costs of operating and maintaining recreation facilities, and to enable the Forest Service to improve services or add amenities desired by visitors at various recreation sites. Recreation fees have remained at their current levels for over 8 years at most sites. Public input on the proposed changes is more

Accessible Adventures

mcKenzie River Video

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  • McKenzie River Valley

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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.