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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Recreation Marker Wyeth Campground

This campground is located next to the Deschutes River below the Wickiup Reservoir. Find a map of this campground here.    There is a boat…

Recreation Marker Suttle Lake

Bound on all sides by mixed conifer forest, the lake is deep and clear. The west end is best for seeing waterfowl because it's sheltered from the prevailing wind. Link Creek, which empties into Suttle Lake, is shallow and clear enough to view spawning fish. Yellow, orange, or red hues from vine maple proclaim the arrival of autumn in September…
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Recreation Marker Lava Butte Interpretive Site

Lava Butte is a cinder cone rising 500 feet above Lava Lands Visitor Center.  A cinder covered trail encircles the rim of the cone with outstanding views.  The parking lot on top of Lava Butte is limited to 10 vehicles, so 30 minute time passes are issued at the Lava Lands Welcome Station on a first come, first served basis. There is a working Fire Lookout atop Lava Bute, but please don't disturb the…
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Recreation Marker Black Crater Trailhead

Access to: Black Crater Trail and Three Sisters Wilderness Area. Amenities: parking area There is a moderate level of use at this trailhead in the summer with no winter access.
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Recreation Marker South Campground

On Hosmer Lake, opportunities near this campground include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, and canoeing. There are beautiful views of Mt. Bachelor from this campground but watch out for mosquitoes in the early season! The sites are well screened from each other by stands of lodgepole pine.  Find a map of…
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Recreation Marker Cabin Lake Viewing Blind

Two 8' x 12' covered shelters, approximately 300' apart on a north-south line, permit silent human observers to spy upon thirsty animals. Each blind has a small concrete basin that puddles water piped nearby water collection aprons and storage tanks. Veiled wall openings allow viewing and photography from a distance of 15-20 feet. A…
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Recreation Marker Bull Bend Boating Site

The best population of stream-inhabiting German brown trout in the state lives in the Deschutes River below Wickiup Reservoir. Highly accessible and easy to drift, the river changes dramatically below Wickiup Dam to become a slow, meandering, powerful body of water. There is a campground at this site.
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Recreation Marker Winopee Trailhead

From Winopee Lake Trailhead, this trail travels west along Cultus Lake Campground and then north past Winopee Lake to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail No. 2000 within Three Sisters Wilderness. Access to Teddy, Muscrat,…
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Recreation Marker Deschutes River: Lava Lake to Crane Prairie

The river's beautiful setting, ease of access and relatively shortdriving time from major population centers of the state makes it popular for both daily, weekend, and vacation use. The Deschutes River originates at Little Lava Lake and flows south for approximately 8.4 miles before entering Crane Prairie Reservoir. There…
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Recreation Marker Mallard Marsh Campground

This campground is next to Hosmer Lake and provides opportunities for fly-fishing as well as access to trails for hiking and horseback riding. Find a map of this campground hereThere is a hardened boat ramp located…
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Recreation Marker Cinder Hill Campground

This campground is located along the shore of East Lake with several of the sites close to the shore and the rest within easy walking distance to the beach area. This campground offers excellent screening between sites in this campground and campers can likely find last minute available sites. It is the largest campground in…
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Recreation Marker Deschutes NF-Sisters-Metolius Area

Near the beautiful town of Sisters and the Metolius River on the Deschutes National Forest.
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Recreation Marker Beach Picnic Area

This site is located on the shores of Elk Lake and has stunning views of South Sister.  During the summer months it is a popular location to enjoy a sandy beach, swim and picnic. PLEASE NOTE:  Beach is one of the few recreation sites on the Forest where DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED because of safety and…
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Recreation Marker Sunset Cove Boat Launch

This site provides 5 first come, first served boat slips and a nice rock jetty perfect for fishing for large lake trout. There's also an accessible pier with a handrail. The site also features a fish cleaning station, a paved parking lot and there are a few accessible picnic sites and a trail leaving from the site. Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass.…
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Recreation Marker Elk Lake

Elk Lake has a picturesque setting, with the Three Sisters toweringover the north end of the lake and Mt. Bachelor dominating the eastern horizon. It is not a rich lake but is so transparent you can see the bottom clearly from any location on the surface. The kokanee are commonly 7 to 10 inches in length, not large but abundant…
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Recreation Marker Crane Prairie Boating Site

This is home of the famous “cranebows”, Crane Prairie Reservoir is one of the top producing rainbow trout fisheries in Central Oregon. Osprey, bald eagles, and many waterfowl frequent the area. This boating site has a paved boat ramp and large parking lot. There are docks and a fish cleaning station at this site as…
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Recreation Marker Pole Creek Trailhead

This trailhead provides the main access to the Three Sisters Wilderness via the Pole Creek Trail on the Sisters Ranger District. This is a heavily used trailhead in the summer. Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site…
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Recreation Marker Head Of The Metolius Observation Site

This site at the head of Metolius Springs offers great scenery and interpretative signs.There is a parking area and a 1/8th of a mile paved trail to the Head of the Metolius.
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Recreation Marker Round Lake Trailhead

From Round Lake trailhead, the trail climbs westward to the junction with theSummit Lake Trail #4014 at Square Lake within Mount Jefferson Wilderness.
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Recreation Marker Six Lakes Trailhead

This trail quickly enters the Three Sisters Wilderness and passes Blow and Doris Lakes. The trail ends at its junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.  A bike or car shuttle between trailheads allows a hike on to Lucky Lake via the…
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Recreation Marker Simax Group Campground

Simax Group Campground is one of our most popular group campground and for good reason--it is one of the nicest campgrounds in the Deschutes featuring hot shower facilities, a picnic pavillion, and lakefront camping. This site on Crescent Lake is fully accessible for individuals with disabilities. Waterskiing, sailing,…
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Recreation Marker Skyliners Sno-Park/Trailhead

This sno-park/trailhead is a small parking lot with one toilet. It provides access to non-motorized trails in both summer and winter. Spectacular Tumalo Falls is about three miles west of here, accessible by well-marked ski/bike/hike trails. To view a map of the nordic trail system accessed at this sno-park, click here.
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Recreation Marker Lava Lake Campground

Lava Lake Campground is popular with campers as the lower elevation lodgepole pine stands offer great screening between sites. This campground is located next to Lava Lake, and this site offers hiking and fishing opportunities. Find a map of this campground…
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