A mountain reflectd in Linton Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness

With over 1.6 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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Recent News


Forest Managers from Government of Indonesia visit Willamette National Forest

Galen Anderson, McKenzie River Timber Sale Administer, describes how timber sales are implemented.

On July 26, high level officials from the Government of Indonesia concluded a one-week, hands-on tour to learn how U.S. Forest Service specialists participate in collaboratives with partners to manage forests for “the greatest good.”   This trip directly supports our agency’s strategic goal of applying knowledge globally. View this feature.

The Journey Back to the Springs

Photo of Terwilliger Hot Spring

The Terwilliger Hot Spring is now open.  Learn about its history and all the cooperating agencies and volunteers who have helped to steward it over the years. View this feature.

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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

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