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



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.


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?


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


2018 Forest Service Accomplishments in the Pacific Northwest

2018 PNW Annual Accomplishments Report

Success stories from 2018 that showcase the work the Forest Service is doing in shared stewardship with partners and communities across Oregon and Washington. 

2018 Pacific Northwest Wildland Fire Season

2018 Pacific Northwest Wildland Fire summary

The Pacific Northwest 2018 Wildland Fire Season: Summary of key events and issues offers an overview of key lessons and issues from the 2018 fire season.

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