Oregon National Forests
Rogue River National Forest
The Rogue River National Forest covers 1.8 million acres over the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges and is located just west of Crater Lake National Park. The park features the Rogue River, Mount McLoughlin volcanic cone, Natural Bridge, and Rogue Gorge.There are various recreational opportunities in the park including hiking trails, horseback riding, camping, snowmobiling, sledding, and cross country skiing.
Fremont National Forest
The Fremont National Forest is located in the high country of south-central Oregon. It covers an area of almost 1.2 million acres. The forest is bordered on the north and west by Winema National Forest.The area offers fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, and camping opportunities.
Siskiyou National Forest
The Siskiyou National Forest covers over a million acres along the southern Oregon and northern California borders. The forest is known for its diverse range of plant life.Camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and boating are all popular recreational activities in the area.
Umpqua National Forest
The Umpqua National Forest is located in southwestern Oregon and covers almost 1 million acres on the slopes of the Cascade Mountains. The area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing, cross-country skiing and horseback riding are just some of the activities available.
Winema National Forest
The Winema National Forest covers more than one million acres in southeastern Oregon. Located on the slopes of the Cascade Mountains and bordering on Crater Lake National Park, the forest provides a wealth of recreational opportunities, including hiking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and sightseeing.
Deschutes National Forest
The Deschutes National Forest is located just north of Crater Lake National Park along the Cascade Mountains. The area is a popular recreational spot with lakes, mountains, and numerous volcanic attractions.
Address: 1645 Highway 20 East, Bend, OR 97701, United States
The Lava Butte is a cinder cone formed by volcanic eruptions which rises 500 feet above the visitor center in the Deschutes National Forest. Visitors can drive to the top where there is a lookout and a hiking trail around the rim.
Lava Cast Forest Geological Area
The Lava Cast Forest Geological Area was formerly a pine forest which was covered by lava thousands of years ago. The area is meant to protect the many lava trees. There is a hiking trail through the lava field.
Lava River Cave
The Lava River Cave is a over a mile long making it one of the longest lava tubes in Oregon.
Ochoco National Forest
The Ochoco National Forest is located in central Oregon and forest covers almost 1 million acres. The forest contains three natural areas - Mill Creek, Bridge Creek and Black Canyon. The area is a popular hunting and camping spot.
Umatilla National Forest
The Umatilla National Forest is located in northeastern Oregon in the Blue Mountains. The forest covers more than 1.4 million acres in Oregon and southeast Washington. The area can be explored by road or by trails on horseback or on foot.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is located in northeastern Oregon and covers an area of over 2.3 million acres. The area provides great recreational opportunities including skiing, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and horseback riding.
Address: 1550 Dewey Avenue, Box 907, Baker City, OR 97814, United States
The small town of Joseph (pop. 1,000) is located near Wallowa Lake State Park in northeastern Oregon. It was originally called Silver Lake but changed to its current name in 1880. It is the gateway to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
David and Lee Manuel Museum
The David and Lee Manuel Museum in Joseph features displays of Native American paintings and Western bronze sculptures. The museum also features military history with exhibits from the Civil War, the Spanish American war, WWI, WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam.
Wallowa County Museum
The Wallowa County Museum in Joseph is home to historical artifacts from Wallowa County with one room dedicated to Nez Perce Indians.
Wallowa Lake is located at the north end of Wallowa Lake State Park. It is an important American Indian area. Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce was buried at the end of the lake.The lake is also a popular recreational area for outdoor enthusiasts.
Willamette National Forest
The Willamette National Forest is located along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains and covers 1.7 million acres. The forest contains spectacular scenery including a number of volcanoes, mountains and rivers.
Address: 3106 Pierce Parkway Suite D, Springfield, OR 97477, United States
Dee Wright Observatory
The Dee Wright Observatory is a stone tower located in the middle of a large lava flow at the top of the McKenzie Pass in the Willamette National Forest. The observatory offers spectacular views of the surrounding area including the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Hood. An interpretive trail leads visitors on a short walk through the lava fields.
Salt Creek Falls
The Proxy Falls are located along the McKenzie Pass Scenic Byway in Willamette National Forest drop 200 feet. The Proxy Falls Trail offers good views of the falls.