Oregon National Forests literally have thousands of miles of hiking trails, camping, fishing, bird watching and skiing for you to enjoy. Camping is always good family fun and doesn’t hurt the pocket book nearly as much as many other vacations. Come and visit Oregon ghost towns while you are here. Located near so many of the National Forests, you wont have any trouble doing both. With the scope ranging all the way from the beautiful blue water of the Oregon Coast to old volcanic activity in Central Oregon, Oregon’s beautiful mountains and waterfalls will leave you and your family with a fun filled vacation.
A List of National Forests In Oregon
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
- Deschutes National Forest The Deschutes National Forest is located on 1.8 million acres along the east side of the Cascade Mountains. Hiking, biking, boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, sight-seeing and wildlife viewing are just a few amazing activities one can do while visiting this beautiful and pristine National Forest.
- Umatilla National Forest
- Umpqua National Forest
- Willamette National Forest The Willamette National Forest stretches for 100 miles along the western Cascade Range in Oregon. Over 1.6 million acres of forest, making it one of the Unites States largest national forest. Home to seven major peaks– Mount Washington, Mount Jefferson, Diamond Peak, Three Fingered Jack North, Middle and South Sisters.
- Siuslaw National Forest
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
- Fremont–Winema National Forests
- Ochoco National Forest
- Malheur National Forest
- Mt. Hood National Forest
Crater Lake is located in the Umpqua National Forest, 84 miles Northeast of Medford, Oregon. Crater Lake offers majestic views, over 90 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, a visitor center, lodging and more. In the winter, Crater Lake offers cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. The short video takes you on a tour of Crater Lake, and a few of the surrounding sites to see in the beautiful National Park. Wizard Island, Crater Lake - Lookouts along Crater Lake provide breathtaking views of the lake. Wizard Island is a...read more
For the weekend we planned to drive down to Elkton Oregon for an exciting day of small mouth bass fishing on the Umpqua River. With our fishing poles, tackle box, worms and snacks in the car we were ready for the morning drive. The Umpqua River provides year round fishing; however, the later summer months really heat up and provide the best opportunity. Fishing can be done from the large flat rocks that line the banks or can be floated to hit the best pockets that aren’t as heavily fished. While fishing on the Umpqua be sure to enjoy the...read more