Crater Butte Trailhead

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Provides parking and access toDiamond Peak Wilderness via the Crater Butte Trail #44.

Located on Odell Lake.

At a Glance

  • Free PERMIT required Memorial Day through October 31: self-issue wilderness permit available at the trailhead.
  • Motorized and mechanical equipment (including bicycles and drones) are prohibited in the wilderness.
  • Groups must be under 12 people and 12 head of stock.
  • Build campfires at least 100 feet away from water.
  • Pack in / Pack out!
  • “Take only pictures, leave only footprints”—please refrain from cutting, damaging or gathering vegetation or other forest items, i.e. rocks, etc.
  • Please bury human waste 6-8” deep and at least 200’ away from water.
Permit Info: The trail enters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead.  Wilderness Permits are required for both day use and overnight stays from Memorial Day Weekend until Oct. 31.  Free permits are self-issued at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Crescent, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Crescent Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information


From Crescent, OR: Travel 12.2 miles west on County Road 61/Crescent Cut-off Road, then 5.4 miles north on Highway 58, then turn left onto east Odell Lake Road/Forest Service Road 680 for approximately .10 of a mile, then follow the signs. 

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