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Deschutes National Forest

63095 Deschutes Market Rd, Bend, OR 97701-9794
+1 541-383-5300
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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.
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“sno park” (4 reviews)
63095 Deschutes Market Rd, Bend, OR 97701-9794
+1 541-383-5300

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 activities.

Thank mini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. My favorite parts are around the lava lands and...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

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 etc in the winter.

Thank jtatom
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Pretty and free to explore, you can't go wrong with driving through this lovely national forest. There are lots of little places to pull over and park (and outhouse style toilets too) and several very easy walking trails even if you aren't an experienced hiker....More

Thank moviegal226
Reviewed 27 April 2017

So beautiful and so much to see and do. This is a definite drive to do, but it can't be done in a day and see everything.

Thank T F
Reviewed 16 March 2017

It's the main reason I moved here in 1969. It never gets old visiting all the rivers ,lakes, mountains, parks,camp grounds, and all the attractions that make central Oregon unique. Summer and winter activities abound, it's really special!

Thank Ezraknuckle
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Deschutes National Forest is a prime destination for nordic skiers and snowshoers every winter, and my favorite place close to Bend is Virginia Meissner Sno-Park. I've been cross-country skiing here since the 1980s and the trail system is excellent. The Meissner Nordic Ski Club...More

1  Thank steveoregon
Reviewed 27 October 2016

TripAdvisor needs to break this out to activities within the forest. That said, this is one of the best NF areas in the west. Hundreds of miles of well-mapped trails for all-season activity. Different areas are, at least locally, known to be appropriate for different...More

2  Thank Christian F
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Huge place, and every place we drove through was gorgeous. Loved the mountain scenery. Very well maintained. Keep your camera on hand because there are lots of vistas to photograph. We tried to go to Paulina's Peak twice one week, but it was closed. A...More

Thank KatWat39
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a huge National Forest and from the little we saw of it, definitely a place worth exploring. Gorgeous scenery and great hiking.

Thank Wanderlust3483
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Lori G
Camping areas near a lake
24 July 2015|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea on the camp ground
I'd like to take my family on a hike on the Deschutes River Trail. How would I get there? I'm coming from the Crown Villa RV Resort on Brosterhous Rd in Bend. Thanks
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.
Any accessible trails?(Ada)
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