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.
Deschutes National Forest Recreation Areas EXPLORE ALL 12 REC AREAS 12 Areas Deschutes National Forest Camping Areas CHOOSE FROM 56 CAMPING AREAS 56 Areas Activities Auto Touring, Biking, Boating, 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 Mecca Flat Trailhead : From Madras, Oregon, drive 12.7 miles north on US highway 26. Immediately before the Deschutes River crossing, turn right on the unsigned Mecca Flat Road,
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,
Directions From Redmond, head north on Hwy 97 to Terrebonne and turn west on NE Lower Bridge Way. Go two miles and take a right on NW 43rd Street. Follow
Directions Site is 10 miles south of Madras, Oregon east off U.S. 97. Phone 541-383-5300 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Oregon Campgrounds
Directions Site is about 40 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon off U.S. 97. Phone 541-383-5300 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION
Directions Site is located 70 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon. South on U.S. 97 for 60 miles to county road to lake. Phone 541-383-5300 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WINTER