Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

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.”

Displaying 1 - 25 of 292

Three Creek Lake Campground

Located on the south side of Three Creek Lake, this 11-site campground offers opportunities for hiking, fishing, and non-motorized boating. There is a primitive boat ramp on the east shore for non-motorized boating; no motors are permitted on this lake. Find a map of this campground…

Contorta Flat Campground

Contorta Flat is located on the southern shore of Crescent Lake. Find a map of this campground here.

Chief Paulina Trailhead

This is a small day use area for equestrian use accessing the Newberry Crater trail, which is at the base of the Big Obsidian Flow and connects to the larger caldera trail network. See also: Chief Paulina Horse Camp Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are NOT available at…

Todd Lake

The lake was formerly called Lost Lake due to the difficulty in finding it. Citizens of Bend asked to have the name changed because of confusion with other Lost Lakes. The lake was renamed Todd Lake in 1922 to commemorate Uncle John Y. Todd, an early settler of central Oregon. The lake is located in a glacial cirque which was…

Vista Butte Sno-Park

This sno-park has a small parking area, provides access to 6 miles of ski trails, and connects to the Swampy and Dutchman trail systems. It is usually full on winter weekends. To view a map of the nordic trail system accessed at this sno-park, click here.

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 here.  There is a hardened boat ramp located nearby at…

Sheep Springs Horse Camp

A great way to explore the Metolius River Basin area is by horseback and Sheep Springs Horse Camp is where to stay. This horse camp provides access to the Metolius-Windigo and Bear Valley trails. Check out a map of this campground here. Horse campgrounds have been designed to accommodate people who need to corral their horses.  …

Prairie Campground

Praire Campground is located off of County Road 21 on the way to the Newberry Caldera. Find a map of this campground here.

Odd Fellows Cabins

Located in Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

Lemish Lake Trailhead

Offers access into the Cascades.

Tumalo Falls Day Use Area

This very popular site offers beautiful views of Tumalo Falls just a few minutes from the trailhead. There are areas for picnicking and access to hiking and mountain biking trails. The North Fork Trail is UPHILL ONLY for mountain bikes. Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass.…

Crater Ditch Trailhead

This is an alternative trailhead to the Broken Top Trailhead. The access road for this trailhead (Forest Road 370 to Forest Road 380, past Todd Lake) is very rugged, and high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles are HIGHLY recommended. This is a heavily used trailhead and the public is reminded that wilderness permits are required.…

Simax Group Campground

Simax Group Camp is located on Crescent Lake. Check out a map of this campground here.

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.  There is a working fire lookout atop Lava Bute, but please don't disturb the staff in the lookout. You may enter the room beneath the lookout and view the panoramic photos…

Six Lakes Trailhead

The Six Lakes Trail #14 quickly enters the Three Sisters Wilderness and passes Blow and Doris Lakes. The trail ends at its junction with the Pacific…

Lower Canyon Creek Campground

Lower Canyon Creek Campground is located at the confluence of Canyon Creek and the upper Metolius River. Find a map of this campground here.

Reservoir Boating Site

This is a primitive boat ramp, located within the Reservoir Campground next to Wickiup Reservoir, and may become inaccessible in autumn when water levels recede. No overnight camping allowed in parking area.

Road 2510 OHV Staging Area

Road 2510 Staging provides parking and camping for access to the:  East Fort Rock OHV Trail System Campsites are located in the trees along with a vault toilet, picnic tables and fire rings. There is a large open area adjacent to the trees that is used for parking to host races and other events. There is a learners loop…

Monty Campground

This campground is located on the lower Metolius River just above Lake Billy Chinook and offers fishing, hiking, and a peaceful setting.  RVs are not recommended at this campground. Find a map of this campground here.

Ray Atkeson Trailhead

This trailhead provides access to the Ray Atkeson Loop Trail which offers beautiful views of South Sister and Sparks Lake. 

Benham Falls East Day Use / Trailhead

This day use area is located in a beautiful stand of old growth ponderosa pines on the edge of a riparian area. There are several picnic tables and access to the Deschutes River Trail which leaves to the south towards Sunriver and north towards Bend.  Dogs must be on leash at all trailheads throughout the year…

Sparks Lake

This site will stretch your capability to focus only on wildlife. Approximately 370 acres of lake wetland are surrounded by another 360 acres of meadow, marsh, or stream wetlands. The spectacular setting - a memorialized favorite of the late, acclaimed, landscape photographer Ray Atkeson - is dominated by South Sister towering to 10,358'…

Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake is a popular recreation lake in a setting of wooded shorelines, sandy beaches and brilliant blue-green water. In addition to fishing for kokanee, lake trout, rainbow and brown trout, people come to this lake for sailing, swimming, water skiing windsurfing and camping. Lake trout are caught here in the 5 to 10 pound…

Elk Lake Boating Site

Elk Lake has a picturesque setting, with the Three Sisters towering over the north end of the lake and Mt. Bachelor dominating the eastern horizon. It is not a nutrient-rich lake and is so transparent you can see the bottom clearly from any location on the surface. There is a 10 mph speed limit for motorboats. Swimming…

Camp Sherman Fish Viewing Platform

This platform is next to the Metolius River at the Camp Sherman Store and offers opportunities to view the fish. There are interpretive signs to learn more about the Metolius ecosystem.