Welcome to the Willamette National Forest

Home to eight wilderness areas, including the popular Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, a variety of backpacking and day hiking opportunities, waterfalls, and much more!



  • Maps & Publications

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    Be prepared! Check out our free and downloadable maps.

  • Recreation

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    Whether seeking solitude or a family get away, the Willamette National Forest offers a wide array of activities.

  • Recreation Permits & Passes

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    Learn where day use fees are charged, what types of passes are available, and where to purchase them.


Recruiting New Hood-Willamette Resource Advisory Committee Members

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The Hood-Willamette RAC is currently recruiting new Members! Applications are due by 9/1/2022 for placement in the next year. Read on for more information, and instructions on how to apply.

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2022 Central Cascades Wilderness Trip Planning

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The Central Cascades wilderness areas of Oregon are home to iconic mountain peaks, high alpine meadows and lakes, and old growth forests. In an effort to preserve the natural beauty and wilderness experience for you and future visitors and to better manage recreation-related impacts, these areas will be managed with use limits, or quotas, to ensure the protection of these landscapes now and into the future. Find out what is new in 2022, and start planning your trip. 

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