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The Deschutes National Forest is one of the most popular forests in the Pacific Northwest because of the wide variety of recreational opportunities and other benefits it offers. Located in the high desert country of Central Oregon, the Forest attracts more than 7 million people every year for recreation, besides providing commodities ranging from timber to mushrooms.

Within the Forest there are five wilderness areas, six Wild and Scenic Rivers, the Metolius Conservation Area, the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

This is one of 13 Oregon forests managed by U.S.D.A. Forest Service - Oregon.

Limited Entry Permits are required between Memorial Day and October 31 for all groups that enter all wildernesses in the Deschutes National Forest. Permits are free of charge and can be obtained by phone or in person within 30 days of youre group's planned trip.

Location: 1645 Hwy 20 E, Bend Oregon 97701 Telephone 541-383-5300

Other Science nearby:
(Prineville) Brennan Palisades
(Bend) Deschutes National Forest
(Prineville) Ochoco National Forest
(Redmond) Petersen's Rock Gardens
(Bend) Pine Mountain Observatory
(Prineville) Rockhounding around Prineville


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