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.

Places

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.

Learn More

Shop

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!

Learn More

Events

Dec
12
Thu
The Greatest Good Lecture Series @ Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a free monthly lecture series beginning on November 14th. Each month, we will host a different local specialist for a presentation and Q&A at Dudley’s Bookshop Café. The topics vary greatly, and we hope anyone who is interested will join.
Presentations will begin at 5:30pm, and will run for about 40 minutes with 20 minutes open for questions following. We feel very fortunate to have incredibly knowledgeable speakers and exciting topics! The lineup is as follows:
 
– November 14th: “Fire and Ice: Intro Geology of Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters Volcanos” By Barton Wills – Forest Geologist Deschutes National Forest
 
– December 12th: “Forest Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” By Robbie Flowers – Central Oregon Forest Entomologist
 
– January 23rd: “The Evolution of Fire Use” By Katharine Hetts – Sub-Regional Fire Analyst
 
– February 27th: “Wilderness Solitude Monitoring” By Jason Fisher – Wilderness Specialist Deschutes National Forest
 
For questions or press inquiries, please reach out to Amy Jensen at amy.jensen@discovernw.org
Dec
21
Sat
Snowshoe With a Ranger at Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachlor
Dec 21 @ 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

Snowshoe With a Ranger at Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachelor
Dec 21 @ 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

All Events

Become a Member

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

You are donating to : Discover Your Forest

How much would you like to donate?
$10 $20 $30
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Phone
Address
Additional Note
paypalstripe
Loading...