Alerts & Notices
Greater West Bend Area Trail Closures
Date(s): May 22, 2023
Cedar Creek Fire Area Closure (Nov. 22, 2022)
Date(s): Sep 9, 2022
Sign up form for China Hat Updates
Date(s): Mar 18, 2022
Willamette NF Fire Closures
Date(s): Sep 20, 2021
Blue-green algae information
Date(s): Jun 1, 2021
Stop the Spread of Invasive Species
Date(s): May 22, 2011
No toxicity sampling is occurring on the Deschutes National Forest at this time and advisories for toxic algae blooms will not be posted in recreational areas, on the Deschutes National Forest website or on the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) website. The exception to this is Odell Lake, where ODEQ will be sampling water quality associated with HABs and sharing information with OHA.
Forest Orders on the Deschutes National Forest
Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (a) gives each Forest Supervisor the authority to issue orders which close or restrict use of the of described areas within the area over which she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized in Title 36, Part 261, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Some of the reasons for implementation of forest orders are to protect public safety, prevent resource damage, preserve a particular areas setting (such as non motorized), protect wildlife populations and many other reasons. forest orders may prohibit a specific activity or impose permit requirements. Some examples of permits that may be required are hiking, camping or burning permits.
Please review the following forest orders that apply to the Deschutes National Forest.