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 is one of 21 focal landscapes selected to receive up to $43.1 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding to implement the Wildfire Crisis Strategy through 2024.

  • Lava River Cave Timed Reservations

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    Reserve your Lava River Cave Timed Reservation Ticket to secure your timeslot for parking at Lava River Cave ahead of arrival. Lava River Cave Timed Reservation Tickets improves visitors’ safety and experience by providing timeslots available for reservation in advance, including same-day arrivals (subject to availability).

  • 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.

  • Recreation Resource Advisory Committee

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    The Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill 11 positions on the Pacific Northwest Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee.

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