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Deschutes National Forest, Bend

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The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest located in parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It comprises along the east side of the Cascade Range. In 1908, the Deschutes National Forest was established from parts of the Blue Mountains, Cascade, and Fremont National Forests. In 1911, parts of the Deschutes National Forest were split off to form the Ochoco and Paulina National Forests, and parts of the Cascade and Oregon National Forests were added to the Deschutes. In 1915, the lands of the Paulina National Forest were rejoined to the Deschutes National Forest. A 1993 Forest Service study estimated that the extent of old growth in the forest was. Within the boundaries of the Deschutes National Forest is the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, containing cinder cones, lava flows, and lava tubes. The Deschutes National Forest as a whole contains in excess of 250 known caves. The forest also contains five wilderness areas, six National Wild and Scenic Rivers, the Oregon Cascade Recreation Area, and the Metolius Conservation Area. Forest headquarters are located in Bend, Oregon. There are local ranger district offices in Bend, Crescent, and Sisters.
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  • We visited Deschutes National Forest Again in the srping. It was so fun to see the snow on the mountain peaks. The trees were beautiful. There are numerous parks to explore and lots of outdoor activit...  more »
  • Much of the forest area the surrounds Bend to the West and South is part of this National Forest. Many of the attraction, Newberry Caldera, Lava lands, Mt Bachelor and Tumalo Falls are in the forest. ...  more »
  • Cool national park. There are a few places you can go here. Not as huge as seqouia. Good place to go to for trails during the spring summer and good place to go to for snow boarding skiing snow play e...  more »
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  • Nice hiking areas for easy to moderate levels. Interesting terrain and a lava tube to walk in if you want. Fun.
  • We hike in the national forest often and always enjoy it. It's clean and the rivers offer a cool break from the high desert.
  • Lots of hiking and amazing mountain biking opportunities. Once you find the new office, lots of info and trail maps to get you out and about. They are doing great work on this Forest to get wood to the mills, and working with the community.
  • I really wish Washington State could get there parks in shape like Oregon. We have way too many liberals closing down our roads and giving us nothing to do to relax and have fun in Washington State period in Oregon however the parks are well groomed well-maintained and people welcome you to be out in the woods and enjoy yourself. Bravo Oregon
  • Any NF in Oregon is a 5 star. Spend a few hours on a clear day and you should feel the same.