About the Area

The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests along with the Crooked River National Grassland encompass over 2.5 million acres of central Oregon. These public lands extend about 100 miles along the east side of the Cascade Mountains, eastward into the Ochoco Mountains and south into the Fort Rock desert. They are rich in human and natural history!

The lands radiate variety offering a multitude of diverse scenic and recreation opportunities. Alpine forests and lush meadows, sparkling lakes and scenic rivers, dense evergreen forests, and lava caves are here for YOU to explore!



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