Fremont-Winema National Forest
The Fremont-Winema National Forest occupies the heart of south central Oregon, from the eastern slope of the Cascade Range to the rugged desert landscape of Oregon's Outback.
The ecosystem ranges from towering snow-capped peaks to wide-open sage basins. Pivotal to the economy and communities of south central Oregon, this 2.3 million acre forest is known for its many recreational opportunities, scenic vistas and wild places where visitors can still find solitude.
Closure Order Updates
Please click on the links below for the latest forest closure orders:
Occupancy and Use/Camping Restrictions Closure Order 06-02-22-02 and Map effective October 1, 2022
Free permits are available from your local forest district office or the Supervisor's Office in Lakeview, OR.
In January 2022, the Forest Service launched a robust, 10-year strategy to address the wildfire crisis in the places where it poses the most immediate threats to communities. The strategy, called “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests,” (leer en español) combines a historic investment of congressional funding with years of scientific research and planning into a national effort that will dramatically increase the scale and pace of forest health treatments over the next decade. Through the strategy, the agency will work with states, Tribes and other partners to address wildfire risks to critical infrastructure, protect communities, and make forests more resilient.
News from the Forest
With a national wildfire crisis threatening communities, consuming forests, and exhausting firefighters, one naturally ignited incident offers hope, resilience, and adaptation.
Most of us enjoy heading out for a day on the forest without a moment's notice. But those living with disabilities must undertake painstaking research before embarking on a similar day adventure.
Without help from partners like Oregon Timber Trail Alliance who recently organized a second trail maintenance stewardship event, many of our favorite trails would remain unusable after a hard winter.
Our tallest peak in southern Oregon is a gem, and numerous people venture up it every year. Learn how you can enjoy its splendor--safely!
The Every Kid Outdoors Pass is Free and available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age). Honored nationwide it allows 4th graders and their families to experience our natural and historic heritage held in National Forests, Grasslands, Parks, Monuments, Wildlife Refuges, historic sites and others, for free.