Experience the Ochoco National Forest &

Crooked River National Grassland

 

The Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland are located in the heart of Central Oregon.

From the rolling hills and steep overlooks of the Crooked River to the forested mountains and high prairies of the Ochocos, there is so much to see and explore.

 

Sweeping views from the top of Spanish PeakThe only national grassland in the Pacific NorthwestThe headwaters of the Crooked River gather atop the Ochoco mountainsConnecting communities to the outdoors in meaningful waysFirefighters use a variety of tools to manage a fire-evolved landscapeThe Island sits at the confluence of the Deschutes and Crooked RiversBringing people together to learn from the past and look toward the futureProviding habitat for unique plants and animalsNorth Point overlooking Bridge Creek Wilderness at sunrise

 

Choose an Adventure                     Know Before you Go

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.

 

 

Recent News


Features

Spring 2018 Prescribed Fire Map

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

Spotlights

Please Don't Pet or Feed Wild Horses

Tamed mustang at Grant Meadows

The Forest Service and Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition wish to remind visitors not to pet or feed wild horses, because doing so can harm the animal and require its removal.

Are those noxious weeds you're standing in?

Houndstongue

Use this guide to help you identify the top invasive plants of the Crooked River Basin!

 




What is laminated root rot disease?

LRR tree down

Find out more about the tree disease that infects a 40-acre section of forest within the Walton Lake developed recreation site.

Campfire Safety

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Do you know how to properly extinguish a campfire? Check out this short video for some campfire safety tips.



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