A mountain reflectd in Linton Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness

With over 1.5 million acres, the Willamette National Forest is home to eight wilderness areas, including the popular Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, a variety of backpacking and day hiking opportunities, waterfalls, wildflowers, mountain biking trails, boating, swimming and much more! The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes offers excellent opportunities for visitors and make the forest valuable for many purposes. Learn More About The Forest.

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Join the Forest Service! We’re Hiring for over 80 Seasonal Positions

An employee talking to a visitor at a waterfall

The Willamette National Forest Service will be accepting applications for over 80 seasonal spring and summer jobs on USAJOBS.gov from Sept. 17 – Oct. 12, 2018. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archaeology.

Seasonal employment with the Forest Service is a great way to help protect public lands, support local communities, and learn new skills. If you’re interested in working with a dedicated team of people who take pride in managing our national forests, we encourage you to consider joining the team.

Individuals interested in finding more information about a specific position should contact the hiring official. View all seasonal opportunities and find hiring official contacts on our summer jobs page.


2018 US Capitol Christmas Tree

2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Logo

We are pleased to announce the Willamette National Forest’s Sweet Home Ranger District will be providing the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree and 75 smaller companion trees to adorn the Capitol buildings in Washington, DC for the 2018 holiday season. A gift from the Willamette National Forest and the State of Oregon to the people of the United States, the tree will be displayed on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., with a public tree-lighting ceremony in early December 2018...details


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Spotlights

Explore the Forest

Image of Menagerie Wilderness Rock Climbing

Explore distinctive recreation opportunities on each of the four ranger districts. From camping to hiking to biking to boating and more...go play

Interactive Visitor Map

A screen shot of the interactive visitor map

The interactive visitor map lists recreation areas, roads and trail systems, so you can digitally explore and find your next adventure.

 




Recreation Conditions

Sahalie Falls tumbles over rocks surrounded by a lush green forest

Displays area conditions for all camping and cabins on the Willamette National Forest as well as popular recreation sites.

Accessible Adventures

Opening screen for McKenzie River Accessible Adventures Video

We strive to offer areas in the forest where everyone can experience the many natural wonders the area has to offer. Watch our Accessible Adventure Videos