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



               It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

 Take part in a family-friendly Holiday tradition: cut your own Christmas tree!

The Deschutes National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits on November 23, 2015. 
To learn more about how to get a Christmas tree permit, click here.

Choose An Adventure   

     Know Before You Go                              

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.

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Looking for a Summer Job?

Are you interested in a seasonal position with the Deschutes National Forest? Applications for the summer 2016 field season will be accepted November 30 through December 7, 2015.

West Bend Project

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We are restoring 26,000 acres of forest adjacent to the City of Bend to improve forest health, create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and to protect our communities and quality of life.

Historically in Central Oregon small wildfires or insect infestations regularly occurred and created a forested landscape of different aged trees, underbrush, and openings that allowed a diversity of wildlife and plant habitats to flourish and made forests resilient to large scale disturbances. As humans settled the area, large trees were removed for wood products and small fires were suppressed for public safety and profitability.  This human impact created a more uniform forest of even-aged trees, which is vulnerable to large-scale disturbances and less capable of supporting a diversity of wildlife and plants. The goal of the West Bend Vegetation Management Project is to restore a more historic and healthy forest landscape.

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Accessible Adventures in the Deschutes National Forest

Accessible recreation sites

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Deschutes National Forest.