Make the Most of Your Visit

With so much to see and do on our public lands, you'll want to visit again and again.

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Whether you are looking for a great outing with your family or seeking peace and solitude, the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland offer unparalelled encounters with Central Oregon’s natural beauty.  Take advantage of your Public Lands and connect to our region’s spectacular landscape.

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We are proud to offer visitors a chance to support their Public Lands by purchasing items from our many Discover Your Forest stores.  Proceeds from your purchases in our stores support student education programs, interpretive programs, exhibits, publications and other services on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. Visit one of our retail locations to pick up passes, guides, maps and more!

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Events

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Snowshoe With a Ranger at Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachlor
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join a naturalist on a snowshoe tour at Mt. Bachelor! Learn about alpine environments and the natural features of the Cascade Range. Wear snow boots and warm winter clothing. Snowshoes will be provided. No previous experience is required.

Snowshoe tours are FREE, however, donations to support tours and other Discover Your Forest programs are greatly appreciated. Tour size is limited, so first come first served. Minimum age is 8 years old. Advanced reservations required for parties of 6 or more.

Tours run December 21st, 2019 through March 29th, 2020 on weekends, school breaks and holidays (except Christmas and New Years Day). They generally last about an hour and a half, and start at 10:00 AM and again at 1:30 PM. Tours begin at the US Forest Service snowshoe hut near Mt. Bachelor’s West Village Mountain Gateway building.

To register or for more information, contact Karen Gentry at (541)383-4771 or karen.gentry@discovernw.org, or check out our website for a comprehensive list of our winter programming discoveryourforest.org/all-programs

Ski or Snowboard With a Ranger @ Mt. Bachelor
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join a naturalist for two groomed, intermediate runs to experience alpine environments and natural features of the Cascade Range! On this special tour of the mountain, you will learn about wildlife, geology, volcanology, flora, high altitude adaptations and more.  Due to the nature of this program, attendees must be 18+ and wearing a helmet. Meet the ranger at the top of Pine Marten at 12:00 PM for a tour lasting about 1 ½ hours.

Tours are free with a lift ticket for that day.  Drop ins are welcome, however if you have a group of 6 or more, we ask that you register ahead of time. Tour size is limited, first come first served. To register, or for more information please call Karen Gentry, Director of Education at (541)383-4771 or karen.gentry@discovernw.org. Check out our website to see a comprehensive calendar of our programming at discoveryourforest.org/all-programs.


Snowshoe With a Ranger at Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachelor
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join a naturalist on a snowshoe tour at Mt. Bachelor! Learn about alpine environments and the natural features of the Cascade Range. Wear snow boots and warm winter clothing. Snowshoes will be provided. No previous experience is required.

Snowshoe tours are FREE, however, donations to support tours and other Discover Your Forest programs are greatly appreciated. Tour size is limited, so first come first served. Minimum age is 8 years old. Advanced reservations required for parties of 6 or more.

Tours run December 21st, 2019 through March 29th, 2020 on weekends, school breaks and holidays (except Christmas and New Years Day). They generally last about an hour and a half, and start at 10:00 AM and again at 1:30 PM. Tours begin at the US Forest Service snowshoe hut near Mt. Bachelor’s West Village Mountain Gateway building.

To register or for more information, contact Karen Gentry at (541)383-4771 or karen.gentry@discovernw.org, or check out our website for a comprehensive list of our winter programming discoveryourforest.org/all-programs

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Members of Discover Your Forest are part of a community of passionate outdoor enthusiasts. Membership gets you great benefits and supports a wonderful cause.
3 Million
Annual Visitors to the Deschutes National Forest
70,0000
Visitors reached through Dicover Your Forest publications
$5,000
Funds raised through Lava Butte shuttle service for conservation efforts
2,262
Miles of trail on the Deschutes National Forest

Any trip to Central Oregon needs to include an excursion into the Deschutes Nat’l Forest. Whatever the time of year there is always something to explore.

Ken M.

This is a huge State treasure and a must see for anyone visiting the area. You cannot absorb the grandeur in one trip.

Jim M.

I could spend all day here. There’s tons to look at, beautiful walks/hikes, great for picnicking with the family.

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