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Deschutes National Forest

Oregon

Overview

Located on the eastern slopes of the Cascades in Central Oregon, the Deschutes National Forest offers year-round recreation opportunities. Home to more than 1.6 million acres, the Forest spans a variety of landscapes and ecosystems. The Forest gains more than 9,000 feet in eleveation from its lowest point at Lake Billy Chinook (1,950 ft) to its highest atop South Sister's summit (10.358 ft). With more than 80 campgrounds across the Deschutes National Forest, visitors enjoy campsites featuring a wide-variety of picturesque backdrops. Camping opportunities range from rustic, walk-in sites to sites accomodating full-size RV's and trailers. Five wilderness areas fall within the Deschutes National Forest boundary--Diamond Peak Wilderness, Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, Mt. Thielsen Wilderness, Mt. Washington Wilderness and Three Sisters Wilderness. Each wilderness offers visitors a unique experience; from sweeping summit views to alpine lakes, these areas provide the perfeect backdrop for a day hike or backpacking trip. Three scenic byways wind through the Forest--Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway and the Outback Scenic Byway. The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway heads west out of Bend, winds up past Mt. Bachelor before depositing visitors at the base of South Sister and Broken Top, as well as prodviding access to dozens of lakes. The McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway leaves Sisters, before climbing two passes and carveing through 82 miles of wide-open lava fields interspersed among desnse forest canopy. The Outback Scenic Byway stretches through the southeastern portion of Central Oregon, covering 171 miles of geologic wonder. Deschutes National Forest Interactive Visitor Map

Campgrounds inside Deschutes National Forest

Campground Notification Rate
Gorge
Deschutes National Forest
100%
Allen Springs
Deschutes National Forest
100%
Crescent Lake
Deschutes National Forest
100%
Driftwood - Deschutes
Deschutes National Forest
100%
Lower Canyon Creek
Deschutes National Forest
100%
Little Crater
Deschutes National Forest
98%
Three Creeks Lake
Deschutes National Forest
94%
Little Lava Lake
Deschutes National Forest
93%
Link Creek
Deschutes National Forest
89%
Cinder Hill
Deschutes National Forest
89%
Allingham
Deschutes National Forest
86%
East Lake
Deschutes National Forest
84%
Crane Prairie
Deschutes National Forest
83%
South Shore
Deschutes National Forest
83%
Soda Creek
Deschutes National Forest
82%
Cultus Lake
Deschutes National Forest
82%
Paulina Lake
Deschutes National Forest
80%
Point - Deschutes
Deschutes National Forest
80%
South - Hosmer Lake (Or)
Deschutes National Forest
79%
Smiling River
Deschutes National Forest
78%
Spring
Deschutes National Forest
75%
Newberry Group Camp Site
Deschutes National Forest
75%
Lava Lake
Deschutes National Forest
75%
Trapper Creek
Deschutes National Forest
75%
Blue Bay
Deschutes National Forest
74%
Scout Lake
Deschutes National Forest
73%
Mallard Marsh
Deschutes National Forest
73%
Elk Lake
Deschutes National Forest
72%
Indian Ford
Deschutes National Forest
67%
Camp Sherman
Deschutes National Forest
63%
Cultus Lake Boat In - West
Deschutes National Forest
57%
Pringle Falls
Deschutes National Forest
50%
Big River
Deschutes National Forest
50%
Cold Springs (Or)
Deschutes National Forest
50%
Bull Bend
Deschutes National Forest
50%
Green Ridge Lookout
Deschutes National Forest
45%
Pioneer Ford
Deschutes National Forest
Fall River
Deschutes National Forest
Contorta Flat
Deschutes National Forest
Crescent Lake Guard Station
Deschutes National Forest
South Twin Lake
Deschutes National Forest
Wyeth - Deschutes
Deschutes National Forest
Graham Corral Horse
Deschutes National Forest
Whispering Pines Horse Camp
Deschutes National Forest
East Davis
Deschutes National Forest
Rock Creek (Deschutes National Forest, Or)
Deschutes National Forest
Lower Bridge
Deschutes National Forest
North Twin Lake
Deschutes National Forest
West South Twin
Deschutes National Forest
Quinn River
Deschutes National Forest
Cultus Lake Boat In - Little Cove
Deschutes National Forest
Jack Creek
Deschutes National Forest
Cultus Lake Boat In - Big Cove
Deschutes National Forest
Sunset Cove
Deschutes National Forest
Sheep Bridge
Deschutes National Forest
Fall River Guard Station
Deschutes National Forest
Cultus Corral Horse Camp
Deschutes National Forest
Contorta Point Group Camp
Deschutes National Forest
Perry South
Deschutes National Forest
Little Cultus
Deschutes National Forest
Quinn Meadow Horse Camp
Deschutes National Forest
Little Fawn
Deschutes National Forest
Sheep Springs Horse Camp
Deschutes National Forest
Three Creeks Meadow
Deschutes National Forest
Monty
Deschutes National Forest
Reservoir
Deschutes National Forest
Pine Rest
Deschutes National Forest
Princess Creek
Deschutes National Forest
Candle Creek
Deschutes National Forest
Riverside (Deschutes National Forest, Or)
Deschutes National Forest
Chief Paulina Horse Camp
Deschutes National Forest
Gull Point
Deschutes National Forest
Cow Meadow
Deschutes National Forest
Windy Group Camp
Deschutes National Forest
Ogden Group
Deschutes National Forest
Three Creeks Meadow Horse Camp
Deschutes National Forest
Crescent Creek
Deschutes National Forest
North Davis Creek
Deschutes National Forest
Prairie
Deschutes National Forest
Simax Group Camp
Deschutes National Forest
Whitefish Horse Camp
Deschutes National Forest
Mckay Crossing
Deschutes National Forest
Crescent Lake Yurts
Deschutes National Forest

Wilderness Permits inside Deschutes National Forest

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