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Todd Lake - Deschutes National Forest

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).

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.

Deschutes Camping Reservations

Make your reservation at one of these 74 Deschutes National Forest Camping Areas:


1. ALLEN SPRINGS CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Like the other campgrounds on the Metolius, Allen Springs is located amongst towering Ponderosa Pines, on a turn of the Metolius River that broadens the river view. Most of the campsites are better suited to tents rather than RV’s.


2. BIG RIVER >> Camping Area

Big River Campground is located along the Deschutes River south of the town of Sunriver. Large, open group sites offer a perfect setting for family reunions or group gatherings. Popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing and rafting in the summer months and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter


3. BLUE BAY >> Camping Area

Blue Bay Campground is situated in a diverse forest of pine and fir on the south shore of Suttle Lake in Deschutes National Forest. Its proximity to high alpine lakes, lush forests and towering peaks in nearby wilderness areas make it a popular destination for individual and group camping excursions.


4. BULL BEND CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Bull Bend is located along the Deschutes River just below the Wickiup Reservoir Dam. Bull Bend Campground offers a great location for fishermen. Fishing access is best found along the banks or using a non-motorized boat. Motorized boating is not permitted in the area.


5. CAMP SHERMAN CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Camp Sherman Campground is nestled on the banks of the scenic Metolius River in Deschutes National Forest. It offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.


6. CANDLE CREEK CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Candle Creek Campground sits at the confluence of the Metolius River and Candle Creek. It is at the end of the Metolius Valley and on the river where the rapids start. This unique location makes it a very popular spot among locals.


7. Chief Paulina Horse Camp >> Camping Area

Chief Paulina Horse Camp is the only horse campground located in Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Deschutes National Forest. A favorite for horse enthusiasts, the campground provides visitors with access to lakes, lava flows and spectacular geologic features. 


8. Cinder Hill Campground >> Camping Area

Cinder Hill Campground sits at the edge of beautiful East Lake in the caldera of Newberry Volcano. The area is part of the Newberry National Monument in Deschutes National Forest. The area is popular for its geological significance and multitude of recreational activities, making it an ideal individual and family camping excursion.


9. Contorta Flat Campground >> Camping Area

Contorta Flat is an isolated, hidden gem on the far side of Crescent Lake at the top of the Willamette Pass. There are excellent tent sites right on the lake as well as many sites that are ideal for large RVs. You will need to go a little off the beaten path by taking a gravel road for the last few miles to find this nice quiet campground. The sites are all close to the lake and large, but not isolated from one another. This campground might be the best deal in the Oregon Cascades.


10. CONTORTA POINT GROUP CAMP >> Camping Area

Contorta Point Group Campground is located on the south shore of Crescent Lake in Deschutes National Forest. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience scenic beauty and recreational activities throughout the Cascades region.


11. COW MEADOW CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Cow Meadow Campground is situated where Snow Creek and the Deschutes River flow into the northeast part of Crane Prairie Reservoir. Located just off of the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, Cow Meadow Campground provides great access to a wide-range of recreation opportunities, including fishing, boating and hiking.


12. Crane Prairie Campground >> Camping Area

Crane Prairie Campground is located on the east shore of its namesake reservoir on Deschutes National Forest just off the scenic Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Crane Prairie Reservoir offers a variety of recreation opportunities, including fishing, boating and swimming with glimpses of South Sister and Mt. Bachelor on the horizon.


13. CRESCENT CREEK CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Crescent Creek is a small campground that is somewhat isolated from other campgrounds in the area. It is relatively quiet and offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and recreational opportunities of the eastern Cascade Range.


14. Crescent Lake Campground >> Camping Area

Crescent Lake Campground is located on a hill overlooking beautiful Crescent Lake in Deschutes National Forest. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and recreational opportunities of the eastern Cascade Range.

Crescent Lake is the first campground in the Deschutes National Forest to offer yurts in a scenic location, great for individuals and groups alike.


15. CRESCENT LAKE GUARD STATION >> Camping Area

The Crescent Lake Guard Station, built in the early 1930s, is a one bedroom, one bath cabin on the eastern shore of Crescent Lake, managed by the Crescent Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest.


16. CULTUS CORRAL HORSE CAMP >> Camping Area

Located just a short distance from Cultus Creek, the Cultus Corral Horse Camp is designed for horse campers who wish to visit the Cascade Lakes area.


17. CULTUS LAKE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Cultus Lake is one of the few lakes along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway that allows high speed motorized water craft. Cultus Lake Campground offers opportunities for waterskiing, windsurfing, swimming, sailing and jet skiing, as well as, access to trails leading into the Three Sisters Wilderness.


18. DRIFTWOOD CAMPGROUND – DESCHUTES >> Camping Area

Driftwood Campground is the first of four facilities located on Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature. Driftwood Campground is at the head of the Tam McArthur Trail which is a short, reasonably easy hike that provides great views of the Sisters – Faith (North), Hope (Middle) and Charity (South).


19. EAST DAVIS CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

East Davis Campground is located on the east side of Odell Creek where it enters Davis Lake and offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and recreational opportunities of the eastern Cascade Range.


20. EAST LAKE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

East Lake Campground sits at the edge of beautiful East Lake in the caldera of Newberry Volcano. Most sites in this campground are on the lake or no more than a few minutes walk away. There are opportunities for bird watching, bicycling, sightseeing, and canoeing. East Lake is a little shadier than the other lakes and is a perfect way to beat the heat of the summer. There are nearby hikes into the lava rock and close by waterfalls. The area is part of the Newberry National Monument in Deschutes National Forest. The area is popular for its geological significance and multitude of recreational activities, making it an ideal individual and family camping excursion.


21. ELK LAKE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Elk Lake Campground is located on the north end of Elk Lake along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway.


22. FALL RIVER CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Fall River Campground is located along Fall River within the Deschutes National Forest west of La Pine. Campers can enjoy the nearby Fall River Trail which offers frequent views of crystal clear Fall River. This trail can be accessed from one of three Fall River Trailheads. Visitors can also enjoy fishing on Fall River although it is limited to fly fishing only.


23. FALL RIVER GUARD STATION >> Camping Area

Fall River Guard Station is situated beneath a canopy of lodgepole pine on the banks of the Fall River in Deschutes National Forest. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s, the cabin was originally used as an outpost to fight forest fires. The cabin is an ideal setting for relaxation and recreation, and is available for reservation from April to October.


24. GORGE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Gorge Campground is part of a chain of campgrounds one right after another that dot the upper portion of the Metolius River. Hiking and fishing top the list of recreational activities for visitors. For day hikers and backpackers, the area offers a wide variety of scenic terrain, ranging from riverside trails to routes in subalpine forests.


25. GRAHAM CORRAL HORSE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Located six miles northwest of Sisters, Oregon, off Highway 20, Graham Corral Horse Camp provides early season access to trails and is perfect for horse lovers who are visiting nearby friends.


26. GREEN RIDGE LOOKOUT >> Camping Area

Green Ridge Lookout is perched on a ridge more than 2,000 feet above the Metolius River. It offers guests a unique lodging experience in Deschutes National Forest. The lookout, a 20-foot tall fire lookout with unmatched views of Mt. Jefferson and the Metolius River basin, was built in the 1960s.

Green Ridge Lookout is available for rent early May – June and mid September – mid November. During the summer months, the lookout is staffed with Forest Service volunteers who help with forest fire detection.


27. Gull Point Campground >> Camping Area

Located on the shore of Wickiup Reservoir in Deschutes National Forest, Gull Point campground offers visitors easy access to an abundance of recreational activities along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway.

Sites are scattered among a mixed, yet open conifer forest, giving sunshine a chance to filter through. Several sites sit on along the waterfront.


28. INDIAN FORD CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Indian Ford Campground is named for its location on Indian Ford Creek and is conveniently located between the town of Sisters and the Metolius River and Suttle Lake areas.


29. JACK CREEK CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Jack Creek Campground sits on Jack Creek and is located near a chain of campgrounds one right after another that dot the nearby Metolius River. Jack Creek Campground can accommodate RV, trailer or tent-campers however water and electric hookups are not available. This is a no water facility so campers will need to bring their own supply. All sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill and the campground has vault toilets available.


30. LAVA LAKE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Lava Lake Campground is located along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway within the heart of Central Oregon’s Cascade Range.


31. LINK CREEK >> Camping Area

Link Creek Campground is situated on the shores of Suttle Lake in the Deschutes National Forest. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hiking and biking in summer, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.


32. LITTLE CRATER CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Situated on the edge of the beautiful Paulina Lake, Little Crater Campground is conveniently located within Newberry National Monument. Visitors to this area are taken aback by the incredible views this area has to offer, highlighting volcanic landscapes intermixed with diverse forests, typical of central Oregon.

Popular for both its geological significance and multitude of recreational activities, Little Crater Campground is ideal for individual and family camping excursions. If you are visiting Oregon with the aim of getting the best camping experience, this might be it. Offering campsites next to Paulina Lake, activities available at this campground include hiking, bird watching, bicycling, sightseeing and access to nearby trails.


33. LITTLE CULTUS CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Little Cultus Lake Campground is located on Little Cultus Lake just south of Cultus Lake proper.


34. LITTLE FAWN GROUP CAMP >> Camping Area

Little Fawn Group Camp, 37 miles southwest of the town of Bend, is located on the southeastern shores of Elk Lake. Little Fawn Group Camp offers single-family sites and a cluster of sinlge sites that are reservable in a single grouping. The campground accommodates tent and RV camping, but electrical hookups are not available. Sites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.


35. Little Lava Lake >> Camping Area

Little Lava Lake Campground is located along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway in the Central Oregon Cascades. Little Lava Lake Campground’s campsites are predominately located under lodgepole pine canopy with some sites located along the lakeshore and the Deschutes River.


36. LOWER BRIDGE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Lower Bridge Campground earned its name for being located on the Metolius River where it flows under the corresponding bridge. You can’t miss the beauty of this campground with its towering ponderosa pines and incense cedars providing ample shade.


37. LOWER CANYON CREEK CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Located at the confluence of Canyon Creek and the upper Metolius River, Lower Canyon Creek Campground is one of a string of campgrounds that dot the Metolius River offering visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities. For day hikers and backpackers, the area offers a wide variety of scenic terrain, ranging from riverside trails to routes in subalpine forests.


38. MALLARD MARSH CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Mallard Marsh Campground is located along the reed-lined shores of Hosmer Lake a popular destination for fly-fishing, paddling and birding.


39. MCKAY CROSSING CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

McKay Crossing Campground is located off the beaten path along Paulina Creek. It provides campers with seclusion from the main road and the tranquility of hearing the creek flow. This area is good for bird watching, particularly in the wetlands located west of the campground. 


40. MONTY CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Monty Campground is located on the lower Metolius River just above Lake Billy Chinook and offers fishing and a peaceful setting. Monty Campground can accommodate small RV, trailer or tent-campers however it is best suited for tent camping as electric hookups are not available and the access roads can be very rough.


41. NEWBERRY GROUP CAMP SITE >> Camping Area

Boasting some of central Oregon’s most spectacular scenery, Newberry Group Campground is the only exclusive group site area within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

Located along the south shore of Paulina Lake in Deschutes National Forest, this site offers a unique geological glimpse into the area’s one-of-a-kind landscape and volcanic activity.


42. NORTH DAVIS CREEK CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

North Davis Creek Campground is located on the western arm of Wickiup Reservoir at the connection to North Davis Creek. This facility offers opportunities for wildlife viewing, as well as access, to Wickiup Reservoir and fishing.


43. NORTH TWIN LAKE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

North Twin Lake Campground islocated just north of the South Twin Resort on North Twin Lake. Located on North Twin Lake, this campground offers a small beach at the shallow end of the lake that is great for wading and swimming. Fishing is also quite popular though motorized boats are prohibited on this body of water.


44. OGDEN GROUP >> Camping Area

Ogden Group campground is located in the high desert region of central Oregon, on the scenic Paulina Creek. The campground is surrounded by scenery that sets the stage for fantastic recreational opportunities in Deschutes National Forest.

This group campground is ideal for large scout groups, school outings, and family reunions, and provides plenty of opportunities for excursions to scenic rivers, lakes, and lava flows, typical to the area.


45. Paulina Lake Campground >> Camping Area

Paulina Lake Campground is located 6,350 ft. above sea level in the caldera of Newberry Volcano, on the edge of the beautiful Paulina Lake. Conveniently located within Newberry National Monument, visitors to this area are taken aback by the incredible views this has to offer, highlighting volcanic landscapes intermixed with diverse forests, typical of central Oregon.

Popular for both its geological significance and multitude of recreational activities, Paulina Lake Campground is ideal for individual and family camping excursions.


46. PERRY SOUTH CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Located in the high desert region of central Oregon, Perry South Campground sits on the shores of Lake Billy Chinook in Deschutes National Forest.

It is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the area’s scenic beauty and year-round recreational activities.


47. PINE REST CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Pine Rest Campground is one of a string of campgrounds that dot the Metolius River offering visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.


48. Pioneer Ford Campground >> Camping Area

Pioneer Ford is one of the most popular of the campgrounds in the area since many of the sites are well suited to RVs and most of the sites are mostly private, shaded amongst a mixture of pine and cedar trees. As you travel north away from the first in a series of Metolius-area campgrounds and Camp Sherman, the facilities become more and more isolated which is why Pioneer Ford can be so quiet. Located on the Metolius River, this campground provides access to fishing and hiking trails.


49. POINT CAMPGROUND – DESCHUTES >> Camping Area

Located next to Elk Lake, Point Campground provides access to fishing, boating and swimming.


50. PRAIRIE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

This primitive campground offers campers the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Deschutes National Forest


51. PRINCESS CREEK CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Located next to Odell Lake, Princess Creek Campground is in the midst of sparkling lakes, tranquil streams and nearby scenic peaks that provide visitors with the perfect backdrop for fishing, boating, hiking and biking throughout the area.


52. QUINN MEADOW HORSE CAMP >> Camping Area

Quinn Meadow Horse Campground is situated along the Cascasde Lake Highway within Central Oregon’s Cascade range. Spring-fed Quinn Creek, which flows into Hosmer Lake, sits adjacent to the campground. Quinn Meadow spreads south from the campground. The area provides habitat for mammals such as mule deer, coyotes and bears. Migratory birds and native fish also call the area home.


53. QUINN RIVER CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Quinn River Campground is located on the western shore of the Crane Prairie Reservoir, just off the Cascade Lakes Highway within Central Oregon’s Cascade Range. Located just off the Cascade Lakes Highway, Quinn River Campground is spread out along the western shores of Crane Prairie Reservoir.

This facility has a boat ramp offering access to Crane Prairie Reservoir. Boat launch parking is for day use only and requires a recreation fee separate from camping fees.


54. RESERVOIR CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Reservoir Campground is located next to Wickiup Reservoir along the Cascade Lakes Highway. Campers enjoy boating, canoeing, swimming and fishing. Both motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed on Wickiup Reservoir. The reservoir’s relatively warm water and cooler deep channels generate excellent opportunities for fishing.


55. RIVERSIDE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Located on the upper Metolius River, Riverside Campground is one of a sting of camps that dot the river offering visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.


56. ROCK CREEK CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Rock Creek Campground is located on the western shore of Crane Prairie Reservoir along the Cascade Lakes Highway. Located just off the Cascade Lakes Highway, Rock Creek Campground is spread out along the western shores of Crane Prairie Reservoir. Almost all the sites are large and isolated from the other sites, and many are located right on the shore of the lake. 


57. Scout Lake >> Camping Area

Scout Lake Group Campground sits near the shores of its namesake in Deschutes National Forest. Its proximity to high alpine lakes, lush forests and towering peaks in nearby wilderness areas make it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.


58. SHEEP BRIDGE >> Camping Area

Sheep Bridge Campground is located at the point where the Deschutes River flows into Wickiup Reservoir. Sheep Bridge Campground offers great access for fishing. A short drive away, visitors can find numerous trailheads leading into the Three Sisters Wilderness.


59. SHEEP SPRINGS HORSE CAMP >> Camping Area

Sheep Springs Horse Campground sits in the spectacular Metolius River Basin area in Deschutes National Forest.

In close proximity to snow-capped peaks, high elevation lakes, scenic rivers and several wilderness areas, this campground offers a variety of scenery and recreational opportunities for visitors.


60. Simax Group Camp >> Camping Area

Simax Group Campground is located on the northeast end of Crescent Lake in Deschutes National Forest, offering visitors some of the most beautiful scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.

Designed as a fully accessible campground, the four group sites and large picnic pavilion provide all visitors with ample opportunities to explore the area’s diverse lush forest and spectacular surroundings.


61. SMILING RIVER CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Nestled in Deschutes National Forest, Smiling River Campground offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities. Picnic areas, trails and scenic overlooks, along with the conveniences of firewood, drinking water and flush toilets, give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while still having many of the conveniences of home.


62. SOUTH CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Located WITHIN OREGON on Hosmer Lake, South Campground provides visitors with access to flyfishing, paddling and hiking.


63. South Shore >> Camping Area

South Shore Campground is located along Suttle Lake, shaded by Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine. One section of the camp sits on the shoreline, while the other is nestled on a hillside.

Most sites have lake views. The 3,400-foot elevation and the lake breezes make South Shore Campground a comfortable summertime destination.


64. SOUTH TWIN LAKE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

South Twin Lake Campground sits on the shores of South Twin Lake, a small lake adjacent to the much larger Wickiup Reservoir. South Twin Lake provides visitors with the opportunity for fishing, swimming and paddling. Motorized boating is not permitted.


65. SPRING >> Camping Area

Nestled in Deschutes National Forest, Spring Campground offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities in the Cascade region.

A favorite among visitors, the sites in this campground are widely-spaced and scattered among a mixed conifer forest, giving it an open and sunny character. The campground looks out to the stunning water of Crescent Lake, and several tent-only sites are on the lake front.


66. SUNSET COVE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Located next to Odell Lake, Sunset Cove Campground is in the midst of sparkling lakes, tranquil streams and nearby scenic peaks that provide visitors with the perfect backdrop for fishing, boating, hiking and biking throughout the area.


67. THREE CREEKS LAKE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Three Creeks Lake Campground is the last of four facilities located on Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature. Three Creeks Lake Campground can accommodate RV, trailer or tent-campers however water and electric hookups are not available.


68. THREE CREEKS MEADOW CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Three Creeks Meadow Campground is one of four facilities located near Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature. It shares the area with the Three Creeks Meadow Horse Camp which is designed for horse campers only so campers should be advised there may be horses in the area. All sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill and the campground has vault toilets available.


69. THREE CREEKS MEADOW HORSE CAMP >> Camping Area

Three Creeks Meadow Horse Camp is one of four facilities located near Three Creeks Lake and the designated horse camp for the Three Creeks area. Located on the edge of a large meadow it provides campers with beautiful views of the nearby water and surrounding nature.


70. WEST SOUTH TWIN CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Located on the shore of Wickiup Reservoir in Deschutes National Forest, West South Twin Campground offers visitors easy access to an abundance of recreational activities along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway.


71. Whispering Pines Horse Camp >> Camping Area

Located eleven miles west of Sisters, Oregon, off Highway 242, Whispering Pine Horse Camp provides early season access to trails and is perfect for horse lovers who are visiting nearby friends. This rustic nine site horse camp offers great riding opportunities and trail access to the Three Sisters Wilderness Area.


72. WHITEFISH HORSE CAMP >> Camping Area

In Deschutes National Forest, Whitefish Horse Campground offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities in the Cascade region.

A favorite among horse enthusiasts, the campground looks out onto the waters of Crescent Lake. With snow-capped peaks, high elevation lakes, scenic rivers, and several wilderness areas located nearby, this campground offers visitors the opportunity to experience both the serene and wild aspects of central Oregon.


73. WINDY GROUP CAMP >> Camping Area

Located on the southwest end of spectacular Crescent Lake in Deschutes National Forest, Windy Group Campground offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and recreational opportunities of the Cascade region in a rustic and secluded setting.

A large group site sits at the lake’s edge. Visitors enjoy hiking nearby trails and water activities on the lake.


74. WYETH CAMPGROUND – DESCHUTES >> Camping Area

Wyeth Campground is a small campground located along the Deschutes River just downstream from Wickiup Reservoir. Visitors can explore wilderness areas, rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and approximately 100 miles of trail. Newberry National Volcanic Monument, approxiately 45 minutes by vehicle, is a great starting point for visitors to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area through interpretive programs and exhibits. Visitors can explore Lava River Cave, the longest continuous lava tube in Oregon. Visitors also enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, which climbs 66 miles through the Cascade Range, weaving past snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.


Deschutes National Forest

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 perfect 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 Map

Deschutes National Forest Hiking Trails

370/380 Junction Trailhead

Deer Lake Trailhead

North Wickiup Boating Site

Quinn River Boating Site

Sheep Bridge Boating Site

Trapper Creek Boat Launch

Suttle Lake Day Use Area

Road 25 OHV Staging Area

Swamp Wells Horse Camp

South Lava OHV Staging Area

Todd Lake Day Use Area/Trailhead

370/4601 Junction Trailhead

Aspen Day Use Area

Big Eddy Trailhead

Horse Butte Trailhead

Lava Cast Forest Day Use Interpretive Site

Meadow Day Use Area

Paulina Peak Trailhead

Cascade Lakes Welcome Station

Whychus Creek Scenic Overlook Trailhead

Crescent Lake Guard Station

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Sleep in a Snow Cave This Winter in Deschutes National Forest
Brasada Ranch is offering the ultimate winter vacation excursion this January with its Snowcamp Weekend. Guests have the chance to sleep in a snow cave in Deschutes National Forest of the Cascade Mountain Range. 

24 Restaurants Near Deschutes National Forest | OpenTable
Book now at 24 restaurants near Deschutes National Forest on OpenTable. Explore reviews, photos & menus and find the perfect spot for any occasion.

Deschutes National Forest Trail Conditions – Back Country Horsemen of Oregon – Equestrian Service and Riding Club
BCHO is a equestrian non-profit group dedicated to the preservation of our use and enjoyment of pack and saddle stock in Oregon’s wilderness backcountry

AAA Travel Guides – Deschutes National Forest, OR
AAA Travel Information for major cities, national parks and other destinations across North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Learn more about the most popular travel destinations.

Welcome to the Deschutes National Forest – YouTube
A short video that highlights some of the features of the Deschutes National Forest in Central Oregon.

Deschutes National Forest | Tag | Hikespeak.com

Hiking trails and campgrounds in Deschutes National Forest in Oregon, USA