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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


Ornament Hunt and Sweepstakes Brings Holiday Cheer to the Willamette Valley

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The Willamette Valley Visitors Association has launched its third annual ornament hunt on non-wilderness trails throughout the Willamette National Forest and a handful of trails in the Umpqua National Forest. The hunt encourages locals and travelers to connect with public lands and increase outdoor recreation activities. 

2020 Willamette Wildfires Information

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The Beachie Creek, Holiday Farm, and Lionshead Fires burned over 200,000 acres on the Willamette National Forest in 2020. Explore the backstories, post-fire hazards to consider, maps, Burned Area Recovery summaries, and more on our Willamette Wildfires page. Trail and recreation site closures are still in effect. Visit our recreation page for up-to-date information.

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Explore the Forest

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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

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


Recreation Conditions

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

Accessible Adventures

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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