Where is this Forest?


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.




How Do You Connect With Your National Forests and Grassland?

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We invite you to take part in a survey about how you connect with the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland. The purpose of this survey is to gather information that can help guide future land management planning and decisions. Please note that this survey is optimized for desktop/laptop. Do not access the survey with a mobile phone.

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Solar Eclipse 2017 - What you need to know!

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Are you thinking of visiting the Ochoco National Forest or the Crooked River National Grassland for the August 21 total solar eclipse?

We've got answers to the questions you have about enjoying this solar event from public lands.


Steins Pillar Panel Invites Visitors to Explore Geology of the Ochocos

Steins Pillar Photo

A new interpretive panel invites visitors to explore the area’s unique volcanic history through interactive recreational experiences.

Volunteers restore Cold Springs Guard Station

Cold Springs GS 1935

Volunteers with the Passport in Time project worked throughout May to renovate a historic guard station.


Trout Creek Stream Restoration

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The Ochoco National Forest is working to restore impaired streams to improve water retention and fish habitat. Learn more about our efforts!

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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