The Deschutes National Forest in Deschutes County offers countless year-round recreation opportunities.
Five wilderness areas fall within the Deschutes National Forest boundary – Diamond Peak, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Thielsen, Mt. Washington and Three Sisters.
Drill down into the 12 Deschutes recreation areas below to learn more about each area, including stunning image galleries, maps, directions, and links to campground reservations.
Activities Auto Touring, Biking, Boating, Camping, Interpretive Programs, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Off Highway Vehicle, Picnicking, Winter Sports, Recreational Vehicles, Visitor Center, Wildlife Viewing, Fire Lookouts/cabins Overnight, Swimming, Horse Camping
Directions From Maupin, Oregon: On the east side of the Deschutes River drive either direction on the Deschutes River Access road. Phone 541-416-6700 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC &
Directions From Maupin, OR: Head southwest on US-197 N/Deschutes Ave toward 6th St continuing to follow US-197 N for 2.7 miles. Turn left onto OR-216 W for 4.8 miles, then
Directions The Deschutes River runs north through Central Oregon and meets the Columbia River east of The Dalles. The river can be accessed via U.S. 97, U.S. 197, and U.S.
Directions Steelhead Falls Trail: From Terrebonne, turn west on Lower Bridge Road and proceed 2.2 miles to NW 43rd St. Turn right and drive 1.8 miles to NW Chinook Drive.
Directions North Fork: From Prineville, Oregon, drive southeast for 35 miles on the Post-Paulina Highway (OR 380). Turn left on Teaters Road and proceed 1.4 miles to an unnamed gravel
Directions From Bend, OR take US-20 east through the town of Millican. Continue past town about 1 mile, look for Millican Staging Area Signs. Phone 541-416-6700 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE,