The Fremont and Winema National Forests were administratively combined in 2002 and cover 2.3 million acres. The heavily-timbered forests extend to the west and border Crater Lake National Park and the Cascade Range. To the east is the semi-arid highland belt which is commonly known as "Oregon's Outback" and includes part of the Warner Mountain Range. The Oregon-California border marks the Forest's southern border. For more information on the history of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, please visit our history page.
The Fremont-Winema National Forest offers plenty of recreational opportunities which include fishing, hunting, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, camping, biking, horseback riding, and bird watching. Big game, such as mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and pronghorn antelope, may be found on the Forest. In the spring and fall, numerous species of geese, ducks, and swans and other migrating birds are abundant. Large predators, such as black bears, mountain lions, and bobcats, also live in the forests.