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Scenic lake!

Fantastic lake about an hour from Bend. Large and easy to access with two boat ramps. Large... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Santa Fe, NM

Take advantage of this state's wonderful parks and trails! Each one more breathtaking than the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
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Encompassing more than 1.6 million acres of Central Oregon, this region extends for about 100 miles with a scenic backdrop of volcanic mountains of the Cascades.
63095 Deschutes Market Rd, Bend, OR 97701-9794
+1 541-383-5300
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

We drove through a large part of the forest. Both west and south. On the west side are large green trees and going south the trees are smaller and not as green.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Fantastic lake about an hour from Bend. Large and easy to access with two boat ramps. Large campgrounds are available. Sits at over 6,000 feet in elevation ... in the collapsed caldera of an extinct volcano ... and is over 250 feet deep in some...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Take advantage of this state's wonderful parks and trails! Each one more breathtaking than the next! The Deschutes National Forest has thousands of acres for you to hike and bike. A must do when you are in the Bend area!

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lots of forest service road to drive on and see the beauty of the forest. Drive beside lava flows, streams and thru the woods. Great views!!!

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Other reviews speak to the large array of activities available or the geology. I would point out the vastness of this forest which runs from the high plains around Bend, into the volcanic mountains to the west. It abuts the Umpqua forest. Together they cover...More

Thank Wayne-Librarian
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I think they've added more picnic tables lately. So nice to see young families on bicycles enjoying a dip in gentle Tumalo River. The picnic tables are usually freed-up, so bring a picnic lunch!

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

To love central Oregon is to love the Deschutes National Forest. The areas that is covers and the jewels that it offers is almost like no other. If you want a great campground this is the place. If you want to hike a trail paddle...More

1  Thank Kalii
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Whatever your outdoor activity; hiking, biking, camping, fishing, tubing, kayaking or just relaxing, this NF has an area for you to pursue your sport. This national forest is located on the eastern flank of the Cascades bordered by the Willamette, Umpqua and Fremont National Forests....More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The Deschutes National Forest provides many opportunities like fishing, boating, swimming, hunting, mushroom picking, and most of all, the beauty of the vegetation and wildlife.

Thank audiome
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Everything about the National Forest is amazing. You can learn about volcanoes, see real lava flows, enjoy beautiful lakes all without the crowds. Every bit as beautiful as a national park without the crowds. I was amazed that there was little to no traffic. A...More

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Lori G
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea on the camp ground
2 June 2015|
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Response from mauigirl45 | Reviewed this property |
Head to the Old Mill Shops. You can park by the movie theatre.
9 April 2015|
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
The trails we followed were at The Head of the Metolius, which is a beautiful area. There is ample parking and a short walk to the trails. There's also a fish hatchery nearby. When we were there last October, there was... More