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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11 AM Big Obsidian Flow Ranger Program @ Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
11 AM Big Obsidian Flow Ranger Program @ Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Thurs-Sun, 11AM and 2PM

Experience a guided hike with a U.S. Forest Service Ranger on Newberry Caldera’s Big Obsidian Flow! The Big Obsidian Flow is the most recent volcanic event at Newberry Caldera and Oregon’s youngest lava flow. Hikes generally last 45 minutes and cover approx. ½ mile.

Due to the uneven surfaces and sharp volcanic glass, no closed toed shoes or dogs are allowed on the guided hike. Visitors are encouraged to bring water with them and use the restroom before the hike begins.

11:00 AM Lava Lands Visitor Center Interpretive Patio Talks @ Lava Lands Visitor Center
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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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!

1:00 PM Lava Lands Visitor Center Interpretive Patio Talks @ Lava Lands Visitor Center
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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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!

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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.

Briana B

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