Forest Orders on the Deschutes National Forest

  • Wilderness Permit, Camping, and Fire Restrictions Order (Effective May 1, 2020, Order #06-01-20-01)
    • Describes the special restrictions and prohibitions for Wilderness areas on the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests.
    • This Order becomes effetive at 8:00 a.m., May 1, 2020, and will remain in force until 11:59 p.m., April 30, 2024, or the Order is rescinded.
  • Cave Resource Protection Forest Order (Effective April 1, Order #06-01-21-02)
    • Describes the prohibitions for entering or exploring caves or areas near caves on the Deschutes National Forest.
    • This Order becomes effective April 1, 2021, and will remain in force until March 31, 2026, or the Order is rescinded.
  • Camping and Campfire Forest Order (Effective April 6, 2021, Order #06-01-21-01)
    • Describes where camping and campfires are prohibited on the Deschutes National Forest.
    • This Order becomes effective April 6, 2021, and will remain in force until April 5, 2026, or the Order is rescinded. 
  • Pacific Northwest Region Explosives and Exploding Targets Prohibition Order (Effeective June 22, 2022, #06-00-00-22-01)
    • Describes the prohibition of fireworks and explosives on National Forest System lands administered by the Pacific Northwest Region.
    • This Order shall become effective for a period of three (3) years from the date signed unless rescinded.
  • Temporary Public (Fire) Use Restrictions (Effective September 9, 2022, Order #06-01-22-04)
    • This order supercedes and rescinds order #06-01-22-01 signed on July 6, 2022
    • Prohibits building, maintaining or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, including charcoal fire
    • Prohibits smoking except within closed vehicles or building, designated campground or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of flammable material
    • Prohibits possessing or discharing or using any kind of firework or other pyrotechnic device
    • Prohibits operating in a chainsaw or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engein in violation of Industrial Fire Precaution Level directives
    • Prohibits welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame
    • Prohibits operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order
    • Violating any state law concerning burning, fires, or which is for the purpose of preventing or restricting the spread of fire
    • This Order becomes effective on September 9, 2022, and will remain in effect through November 30, 2022, unless rescinded sooner.
  • Deschutes 14-Day Camping Order (Effective November 7, 2022, Order #6-01-22-07)
    • Describes the prohibition of camping or otherwise occupying a single location for a period longer than 14 consecuative calendar days.
    • Describes the prohibition of camping, occupying, or otherwise leaving camping equipment and/or related supplies at any location on all national Forest lands described in order for more than 28 calendar days total during a calendar year.
    • This Order becomes effective November 7, 2022, through November 6, 2024, unless rescinded earlier.‚Äč
  • Cedar Creek Emergency Fire Closure (Effective November 22, 2022, Order #06-01-01-23-03)
    • This Order becomes effective on November 22, 2022, and will remain in effect through April 30, 2023, or until rescinded.
    • This Order supersedes Order #06-01-01-23-01 signed by Forest Supervisor Holly Jewkes on October 8, 2022.
    • Affected Area/Closure Area is described as the area starting at the Lane CO/Deschutes CO/Klamath CO junction in T22S-R6E Sec 14. The fire closure boundary goes north following the Lane CO/Deschutes CO boundary to FSR 4636 in T21S-R6E Sec 26. The boundary follows this road east to FSR 4630. The boundary follows FSR 4630 northeast to FSR 4635. The boundary follows FSR 4635 southeast to FSR 46 (Cascade Lakes Highway). The boundary follows FSR 46 south to FSR 4290 junction in T21S-R7E Sec 25. The boundary follows FSR 4290 east to the county line where it terminates with the boundary at the Lane CO/Deschutes CO/Klamath CO junction in T22S-R6E Sec 14.
    • This order closes all roads and trails within the closure boundary described above, the following perimeter roads remain open:
      • FSR 4635 remains open in entirety
      • FSR 4630 remains open from FSR 4635 to its junction with 4636 and 640
      • FSR 46 remains open between its junction with FSR 4635 and 4920
    • Refer to the attached map (Exhibit A).