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Experience Your Central Oregon National Forest!

The map on the left shows the outline of the Forest. The Deschutes National Forest follows the summit of the Cascade Mountains from the Sisters Mountains to the southwest to Mt. Jefferson to the northwest. For maps with campground locations within the Deschutes National Forest, please go to the Area Pages listed below under each District.

The Deschutes National Forest is well-known for its myriad of recreational opportunities, both in the summer and winter. Hoodoo is fortunate to manage over 80 campgrounds from Crescent Lake in the south to Lake Billy Chinook in the North. The Deschutes is distinguished from its western side of the Cascade counterpart mostly by the sunshine which prevails for about 75% of the year (almost 100% of the time in the summer) and by its giant Ponderosa Pine trees.

The Deschutes mostly surrounds Bend, Oregon where its Forest Headquarters is located. The campgrounds begin to open as the snow melts in May and start to close when the snow of the upper elevations start to threaten in October. However, there are some campgrounds open year around on the Metolius River near Camp Sherman and Sisters where their lower elevation location normally means a lack of snow. In spring a few of the higher elevation campgrounds get plowed in April in order to open for the fishing season.

Make sure you check Deschutes Rates page for opening and closing dates.


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Sisters Ranger District

Suttle Lake
Blue BayLink CreekScout LakeSouth Shore
Metolius River
Allen SpringsAllinghamCamp ShermanCandle CreekGorge
Lower BridgeLower Canyon CreekPine RestPioneer FordRiverside
Sheep SpringsSmiling River
Sisters
Cold SpringsDriftwoodGraham CorralIndian FordJack Creek
MontyPerry South3 Creeks Horse3 Creeks Lake3 Creeks Meadow
Whispering Pines

Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District

Newberry Crater
Chief Paulina HorseCinder HillEast LakeLittle CraterNewberry Group
Ogden GroupPaulina LakePrairieMcKay Crossing
N Cascade Lakes
Big Cove Boat-InCultus CorralCultus LakeElk LakeLava Lake
Little CultusLittle FawnLittle Lava LakeMallard MarshPoint
Quinn Meadows HorseSoda CreekSouthWest Cultus
S Cascade Lakes
Big RiverBull BendCow MeadowCrane PrairieFall River
Gull PointNorth Davis CreekNorth Twin LakePringle FallsQuinn River
Rock CreekSheep BridgeSouth Twin LakeWest South TwinWyeth Reservoir

Crescent Ranger District

Crescent Lake
Contorta FlatRiversideContorta Point GroupCrescent CreekCrescent Lake
East Davis LakeSimax GroupSpringWhitefish HorseWindy Group
Odell Lake
Princess CreekSunset CoveTrapper Creek