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


         Kids Get Outside with Project Snow!!

Deschutes National Forest partners with non-profit, Discover Your Forest, to host a snowshoe program at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon for people of all ages.  Though this video highlights the program school children, the program is open to everyone on the weekends.  You will learn about the forest, wildlife and Central Oregon geology from winter perspective!

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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.

Recent News


Restoration Work in West Bend Prompts Temporary Area Closure

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:

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.