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.
For many, the 2017 total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The eclipse is expected to attract millions of visitors, many of whom may be unfamiliar with public lands in Oregon. We’ve provided some tips on how to make your visit a positive experience and how to help protect our beautiful national forest and what it has to offer…learn more
Planning your summer adventures? There are two areas on the Willamette National Forest where a limited entry permit is required for all day use and overnight camping. Limited entry quotas in these areas help preserve the natural beauty and wilderness experience for you and future generations.