Deschutes National Forest

Welcome to the Deschutes National Forest

The Deschutes National Forest encompasses nearly 1.6 million acres, offering year-around recreation opportunities.


Plan Your Next Visit

  • Recreation

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    The Deschutes National Forest offers year-round recreation opportunities. Start planning your next adventure today!

  • Recreation Passes

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    Some recreation sites require a day use fee. Find out where fees are charged and which passes may be used to cover these fees.

  • Trails Report

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    Know Before You Go - check out our trails report for updates and conditions on non-motorized and motorized trails across the forest.

  • Maps & Publications

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    We offer a variety of maps! You can digitally download some for free while others can be purchased through online vendors.

  • Wildfire Crisis Strategy: Central Oregon

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    Central Oregon was chosen as one of 10 initial landscapes selected to receive $131 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) investment to begin implementation of the Wildfire Crisis Strategy in 2022.

  • Know Before You Go: Winter Recreation

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    The Deschutes National Forest offers a wide-variety of winter recreation opportunities! Most people are aware of winter's hazards. Knowledge of the area, weather, route, and the limitations of your body and equipment - plus a little common sense - can help ensure safe and enjoyable outings.

  • Central Cascades Wilderness Permits

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    The Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington and Three Sisters Wilderness areas are home to iconic mountain peaks, high alpine meadows and lakes, and old growth forests. In an effort to preserve the natural beauty and wilderness experience for you and future visitors and to better manage recreation-related impacts, these areas are managed with use limits, or quotas, to ensure the protection of these landscapes now and into the future.

  • Central Oregon Fire Information

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    Visit Central Oregon Fire Info for information on prescribed fire, wildfire and smoke on the Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests, the Prineville BLM and the Oregon Department of Forestry. Text "COFIRE” to 888-777 to receive Deschutes County text alerts.

  • Discover Your Forest

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    Our non-profit partner Discover Your Forest enhances visitors' experiences while supporting the next generation of public land stewards.

  • Children's Forest

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    The Children’s Forest seeks to improve health and learning for all children in Central Oregon by getting them outside.

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