The Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland are located in central Oregon.
Where is this Forest?

Allen Springs Campground. Boat Dock Installation. Lower Whychus Creek Canyon. Diamond Peak from Crescent Lake. Paulina Falls. Spring is prescribed fire season in Central Oregon. Red chair. Three Sisters Sunset. Wildflowers. Whychus Creek

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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.


Spring 2017 Prescribed Fire Map

Prescribed fire underburn

To find out where Forest Service fuel management specialists plan to conduct prescribed burns on the Deschutes National Forest this spring check out this map. When a prescribed burn actively is occurring it will be highlighted in RED.

West Bend Project

Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project Logo

We are restoring 26,000 acres of forest adjacent to the City of Bend to improve forest health, create a diversity of plant and wildlife habitat and to protect our communities and quality of life.

Historically in Central Oregon small wildfires or insect infestations occurred creating a forested of different aged trees, underbrush, and openings, which allowed a diversity of wildlife and plants to flourish and kept forests resilient to large scale disturbances. The West Bend Vegetation Management Project's goal is to restore a more resilent and healthy forest. For additional information go to

Check here for up-to-date information on trail closures!

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In The Field

Deschutes National Forest employees hold a variety of jobs, highlighted by this articles series.

Learn more about the variety of careers and experiences of Deschutes National Forest employees!

Campground Concessions Prospectus Open

Trapper Creek Campsite

Deschutes National Forest opens a bidding period for opportunity to operate campground concessions.


2017 Central Oregon Solar Eclipse Information

Solar Eclipse photo


Are you thinking of coming to Central Oregon for the Solar Eclipse?

We've got answers to some of your public lands questions!

Accessible Adventures in the Deschutes National Forest

Accessible recreation sites

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