Sunset on Lava Butte. Soda Creek Trail. Metolius Windigo Trail. Camping. Tam McArthur Rim. Boat Launch Sunset Three Sisters. Paulina Falls.

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Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.


Spring 2018 Prescribed Fire Map

Prescribed fire underburn

To find out where Forest Service fuel management specialists plan to conduct prescribed burns on the Deschutes National Forest this fall check out this map. When a prescribed burn actively is occurring it will be highlighted in RED.

Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Project

Tam McArthur Rim

The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests have jointly released a Draft Environmental Assessment of a project considering new management strategies for five wilderness areas in the Central Cascades region of Oregon. Over the past year, resource specialists have been analyzing a range of management approaches for these Wilderness areas. The project is in response to extreme growth in visitor use and the resulting impacts to the wilderness landscapes in some portions of these wilderness areas. Five alternative strategies have been analyzed, which range from lesser to broader changes in management. The Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) on the Project will be open for a 30-day public comment period, which ends May 21, 2018.  For the document go to this link:

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Hunting on the Deschutes

Elk bugling

Planning a hunting trip on the Deschutes National Forest?

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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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