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Recent News


Public Comment on Special Recreation Permit Fee

Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests are conducting a 45-day comment period on a proposed special recreation permit fee in conjunction with a limited entry system for overnight and day use of three wilderness areas in the Central Cascades of Oregon. The public comment period begins on October 9, 2019 and continues through November 25, 2019.

Special Recreation Permit Fee proposal:

  • No special recreation permit fees for youth 12 and under, but a reservation in the limited entry system is required regardless of age.
  • Day-use permit fee $3.00 per person (required at 19 trailheads, none required at 60 trailheads)
  • Overnight permit fee $5.00 per person, per night in all three Wilderness areas.

Deschutes National Forest Report

Metolius Windigo Trail

Check out this report to learn about a variety of activities on the Deschutes National Forest!

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Hunting on the Deschutes

Elk bugling

Planning a hunting trip on the Deschutes National Forest?

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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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