Sunset on Lava Butte. Central Cascades from Paulina Peak in winter Todd Lake snowshoe loop Three Sisters from the slopes of Mt. Bachelor Snowshoeing on a wintery day Sunset Three Sisters.Newberry National Volcanic Monument under a fresh blanket of snow


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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


Central Oregon Fire

Smoke column from the GW Fire - 2007

Are you looking for information on smoke, wildfires or prescribed burning in Central Oregon? Check out this website to learn more 

Campground and Day-Use Sites Opening Schedule

Please go to the following links to find the most recent information:

Campground Opening Schedule

PLEASE NOTE FOR THIS YEAR!  Campgrounds are 100% reservable to decrease contact between hosts and visitors. People should make reservations in advance at  Sites have a two-day booking window except in Newberry National Volcanic Monument, which has a three-day booking window. A booking window is the minimum time needed in advance to book a site. Sites not reserved are "first-come, first-serve;" however,  “first-come, first-serve” sites need to be vacated by the date of an incoming reservation shown on the placard.

Day-use and Boat Ramp Schedule

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Hunting on the Deschutes

Elk bugling

Planning a hunting trip on the Deschutes National Forest?

Know Before You Go by clicking on this information!

Forests to allow mushrooms and transplants for personal use without a permit

The Deschutes NF will temporarily allow people to collect mushrooms and transplants for personal use without a permit to support physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Accessible Adventures in the Deschutes National Forest

Accessible recreation sites

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


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Children's Forest

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