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

 

Summer on the Deschutes National Forest!

Warm weather is here! Need some inspiration for planning your summer trips? Check out these beautiful destinations across the Deschutes National Forest!

Alpine lake below Broken Top Lower Rosary Lake Green Lakes at the Base of Three Sisters North and Middle Sister Monarch on Milkweed Trapper Creek in Diamond Peak Wilderness Tumalo Falls Whychus Creek Wizard Falls on the Metolius River

 


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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


Features

West Bend Project

Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project Logo

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 occurred creating a forested of different aged trees, underbrush, and openings, which allowed a diversity of wildlife and plants to flourish and kept forests resilient to large scale disturbances. The West Bend Vegetation Management Project's goal is to restore a more resilent and healthy forest. For additional information go to www.deschutescollaborativeforest.org.

Check here for up-to-date information on trail closures!


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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Spotlights

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.