Welcome to the Willamette National Forest

 

Welcome to the Willamette National Forest

Home to eight wilderness areas, including the popular Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, a variety of backpacking and day hiking opportunities, waterfalls, and much more!

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  • Maps & Publications

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    Be prepared! Check out our free and downloadable maps.

  • Recreation

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    Whether seeking solitude or a family get away, the Willamette National Forest offers a wide array of activities.

  • Recreation Permits & Passes

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    Learn where day use fees are charged, what types of passes are available, and where to purchase them.

Features

Ornament Hunt and Sweepstakes Brings Holiday Cheer to the Willamette Valley

An ornament that says Willamette Valley on a rock with moss and ferns.

The Willamette Valley Visitors Association has launched its fifth annual ornament hunt on non-wilderness trails throughout the Willamette National Forest and a handful of trails in the Umpqua National Forest Nov. 25-Dec. 31. The hunt encourages locals and travelers to connect with public lands and increase outdoor recreation activities. 

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2022 Central Cascades Wilderness Trip Planning

Soda Meadows

The Central Cascades wilderness areas of Oregon are home to iconic mountain peaks, high alpine meadows and lakes, and old growth forests. 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 2022, and start planning your trip. 

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