Central Oregon Wildfire Information 

To find out about wildfires on the Deschutes National Forest, Ochoco National Forest & Crooked River Grassland, the BLM Prineville District, and private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Central Oregon, please go to www.centraloregonfire.org or follow on Twitter @CentralORFire.

Public Use Restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels

For the most up-to-date information on the Deschutes National Forest Public Use Restrictions (PURs) and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPLs), please check out our Public Use Restrictions FAQs and our Industrial Fire Precaution Level information.

Do You Want to Get Text Alerts about Prescribed Fires and Wildfires?

Text COFIRE to 888-777 to receive notifications.

Deschutes National Forest offices remain closed to the public.

Virtual services are being conducted while employees are at maximum telework. Front desks are answering live calls and/or regularly monitoring voicemails. Limited sales and services can be provided through the door, usually by appointment.
Recreation Passes and Firewood Permits can most easily be purchased from local vendors.

Contact your local Deschutes National Forest office for details.

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Blue-green algae information

The Deschutes National Forest encourages people recreating on the national forest to be aware of potential blue-green algae blooms on lakes and reservoirs as the weather warms. Not all algae in lakes and reservoirs is blue-green algae. Learn to tell the difference here.

Cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, are not algae but a primitive single celled bacterium found naturally in fresh and saltwater. Under certain conditions, they multiply into a large visible mass called a "bloom." These blooms can be associated with toxins and can cause harm to humans and animals.

For more information on blue-green algae please go to the Oregon Health Authority website.

2021 Central Cascades Wilderness Trip Planning

The Central Cascades wilderness areas of Oregon are home to iconic mountain peaks, high alpine meadows and lakes, and old growth forests. Crystal clear streams, wildflower meadows, rugged mountain views, young lava flows, and much more can be found in the Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington and Three Sisters Wilderness areas.

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 will be managed with use limits, or quotas, to ensure the protection of these landscapes now and into the future. Find out what is new in 2021, and start planning your trip. 

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Hunting on the Deschutes

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Planning a hunting trip on the Deschutes National Forest?

Know Before You Go by clicking on this information!

Accessible Adventures in the Deschutes National Forest

Accessible recreation sites

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Deschutes National Forest.


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Children's Forest

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