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

Mt. Bachelor from Todd Lake trail. Snow survey at Dutchman Flats in 1949. Newberry National Volcanic Monument under a fresh blanket of snow. Central Cascades from Paulina Peak in winter. Volunteer snowshoe rangers at Mt. Bachelor. Todd Lake snowshoe loop Grand Opening of the new Swampy Shelter. Three Sisters from the slopes of Mt. Bachelor. Snowshoeing on a wintry day.

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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.

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How do you connect with the Deschutes National Forest?

Trapper Creek flowing over rocks.

Discover Your Forest Invites You To Take a Short Survey

We invite you to take part in a survey about how you connect with the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland. The purpose of this survey is to gather information that can help guide future land management planning and decisions. Please note that this survey is optimized for desktop/laptop. Do not access the survey with a mobile phone.

Project SNOW

Heading out

Every winter, Deschutes National Forest partners with non-profit partner, Discover Your Forest to host a snowshoe program at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort in Bend, Oregon for people of all ages. Participants, including school children learn about the forest, wildlife and Central Oregon geology.

Over 3,000 local students receive educational programing on the slopes through Project SNOW (Studying Nature Outdoors in Winter).

Check out this video to learn more about the program!

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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!

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.