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


Spring 2018 Prescribed Fire Map

Upper Beaver along road day 2

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.


2017 Pacific Northwest Fire Season and Interactive Timeline

More active burning day two

The Forest Service is pleased to release a new interactive map detailing the 2017 fire season in the Pacific Northwest. 

Could you make it as an early forest ranger?

Early Forest Ranger 1908

In the early 1900s, forest rangers were rough and lonesome riders in a vast landscape, and they had to know a lot of things.

Take the 1908 Forest Ranger Exam to see if you would make the cu...


Are those noxious weeds you're standing in?


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.

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