Current Conditions


Updated March 24, 2017


  • Most Deschutes NF snow parks have adequate snow for fair-good spring-like snow conditions.

  • Recent mild temps and rain have reduced snow depths and created spring conditions at lower elevations. Colder temps and some snow in the forecast should improve snow/trail conditions.

  • Winter trail grooming in progress and dependent on volunteer scheduling, snow conditions & operable equipment.

  • Currently, 95% of winter snow pole signs are in place in the Dutchman Flat to Moon Mt. area.

  • Seasonal closures of Hwy 46, Hwy 242, Road 21, Road 16, Tumalo Falls Rd and Road 370 are in effect for the winter season. Additional road closures around snow parks and that become winter trails are also in effect.

  • Tumalo Ck ski trail lower bridge is out. Follow ck upstream (left) for informal detour with pink flagging marking it.

  • Most summer trails are under patchy-140+ inches of snow and most summer trailhead access is blocked by snow.

  • Watch weather forecasts closely.

  • See full Deschutes Trail Report for further details.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • Hwy 46 CLOSED from Dutchman Flat to Road 4270 at Deschutes Bridge.
  • Road 370 CLOSED from Hwy 46 to Road 4601 near Three Creek Lks.
  • Tumalo Falls Road CLOSED Road is now ski and snowshoe trail.
  • Road 21 CLOSED from Ten Mile Sno-Park to east end of Newberry Caldera; Road to Paulina Peak closed for the season.
  • Hwy 242 Mckenzie Pass, CLOSED for winter season.
  • Paulina Peak Road is CLOSED for the winter season.
  • Road 16 CLOSED beyond Upper Three Creek Sno-Park for winter season.  Plowed section of road is becoming narrow, down to one lane in sections, use caution!    Road beyond snow park is now snowmobile/ski/snowshoe trail.
  • Road 60 around Crescent Lake is CLOSED for winter season.



  • Weather - Our Weather page is filled with useful links from local forecasts to recent trends.

  • Hoodoo Recreation Campgrounds - Many of the campgrounds on the Deschutes National Forest are managed by concessionaire, Hoodoo Recreation. Current conditions for these concessionaire-managed campgrounds can be found on their website.

  • OHV Newsletter and Conditions - This is a PDF report of OHV conditions in the central Oregon area

  • Alerts & Notices - This is the page where we post current Public Use Restrictions (Can I have a campfire?), Fire Closures (closures caused by active fires), Recreation Closures, Blue Green Algae warnings, Industrial Fire Precaution Levels, and so forth.

  • News & Events - Recent public notices are at the top of the page and a list of upcoming events is at the bottom.

  • Phone Numbers and Addresses for central Oregon Forest Service Offices - You can call us or drop in! We are here to help you.

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