The Willamette National Forest is located in the western center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?

A mountain reflectd in Linton Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness

With over 1.5 million acres, the Willamette National Forest is home to eight wilderness areas, including the popular Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, a variety of backpacking and day hiking opportunities, waterfalls, wildflowers, mountain biking trails, boating, swimming and much more! The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes offers excellent opportunities for visitors and make the forest valuable for many purposes. Learn More About The Forest.


Link to camping information on the forest Hiking. Link to 

hiking information on the forest Recreation Passes. 

Link to recreation passes & permits Maps. Link to maps available for 

the forest

Find more activities from our recreation section.


Enjoying the Solar Eclipse on the Willamette National Forest

A map showing the Total Solar Eclipse 2017 path of totality

For many, the 2017 total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The eclipse is expected to attract millions of visitors, many of whom may be unfamiliar with public lands in Oregon. We’ve provided some tips on how to make your visit a positive experience and how to help protect our beautiful national forest and what it has to offer…learn more

Sweet Home Nature and Heritage Hikes

Hikers lookout from the Iron Mountain viewing platform

Come explore the beautiful Sweet Home Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest! Whether you're a budding naturalist or a long-time explorer of Pacific Northwest, Sweet Home Nature and Heritage Tours will be an experience you will long remember. The 2017 schedule is now available and reservations are being accepted…learn more

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Explore the Forest

Image of Menagerie Wilderness Rock Climbing

Explore distinctive recreation opportunities on each of the four ranger districts. From camping to hiking to biking to boating and more...go play

Interactive Visitor Map

A screen shot of the interactive visitor map

The interactive visitor map lists recreation areas, roads and trail systems, so you can digitally explore and find your next adventure.