Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.

Sunset on Lava Butte. Soda Creek Trail. Metolius Windigo Trail. Camping. Tam McArthur Rim. Boat Launch Sunset Three Sisters. Paulina Falls.

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     Know Before You Go                              

Go Camping! Link to camping information on the forest. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the forest.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the forest. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.


Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Project

The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests have made a draft Decision for the Wilderness Strategies Project on visitor use management strategies for five wilderness areas in the central Cascades in order to reduce resource impacts caused by increasing recreation use.

The five wilderness areas are Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Three Sisters, Waldo Lake, and Diamond Peak. Wilderness staff and managers are seeing substantial increases in the number of visitors to wilderness, which is impacting many of the more popular sites. 

Central Oregon Fire

Air tanker dumps fire retardant to protect a house

Are you looking for information on smoke, wildfires or prescribed burning in Central Oregon? Check out this website to learn more.

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Hunting on the Deschutes

Elk bugling

Planning a hunting trip on the Deschutes National Forest?

Know Before You Go by clicking on this information!

Accessible Adventures in the Deschutes National Forest

Accessible recreation sites

Learn more about premier accessible recreation sites in the Deschutes National Forest.


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Download Our New Official Recreation App! Link opens in a new window

Children's Forest

Children's Forest of Central Oregon Link opens in a new window

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Recreation.gov Link opens in a new window