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 Winter Sports. 

Link to Winter Sports information on the forest Maps. Link to maps available for 

the forest
  • Find more activities from our Recreation section

Recent News


Winter on the Willamette

cross country skiers from Ray Benson Sno-park on a blue sky day

Check out our Winter Sports section for places to go and things to do in winter.

Be sure to plan ahead and stay safe as you head out to the woods in wintery weather.

Prescribed Fire in Wilderness

photo of forest service workers lighting a prescribed burn in woods

The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests are proposing to burn some selected areas in the Three Sisters Wilderness and the Mt. Washington Wilderness.

The entire project area will not be burned and when completed there will be a mosaic of burned and unburned vegetation across the landscape.

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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.



Wilderness 50 Years


50 years