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.


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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Big Obsidian Flow: Guided Hike @ Big Obsidian Flow Trailhead
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am

Join a ranger at the Big Obsidian Flow Trailhead for a guided hike. Participants will learn more about the geologic and cultural history of the Newberry Caldera. Closed toed shoes are recommended. This trail features uneven surfaces and significant elevation gain.

Lava Lands Interpretive Patio Talks @ Lava Lands Visitor Center
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us at Lava Lands Visitor Center to learn about the wonder that is Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Our amazing Volunteer Interpretive Rangers share information on how the Newberry Volcano was formed, the history of the Monument, Geology highlights, and fascinating details about the cultural history of this area. We hope you will join us on a journey through time and lava flow!

Mt. Bachelor Interpretive Talks @ Pine Marten Lodge Deck
Aug 22 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Give your day trip to Mt. Bachelor an educational twist this summer!

Discover Your Forest, the Deschutes National Forest’s non-profit partner, invites you to enjoy Forest Service Volunteer Ranger patio talks every day at Mt. Bachelor through early September. The talks begin June 29, 2019 and continue through September 1, 2019. The 30-minute program will take advantage of the beautiful views while you learn about volcanoes, geology, ecology and the cultural history of our region.

Interpretive Talk Information

  • When: 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily
  • Where: Pine Marten Lodge Deck
  • How To Get There: Take a Scenic Chairlift Ride
  • The Interpretive Talks are FREE with the purchase of a chairlift ride ticket to Pine Marten Lodge
  • No reservations required
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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
Visitors reached through Dicover Your Forest publications
Funds raised through Lava Butte shuttle service for conservation efforts
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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