Deschutes National Forest Guide

The Pacific Northwest is known for coffee, rain, and Bigfoot. You're sure to find the first two and maybe glimpse the third in the Deschutes National Forest. Located in central Oregon just outside of Bend, Deschutes National Forest hosts hundreds of day hiking trails. Many of these trails hook up with other trails, such as the Pacific Crest Trail, creating an almost limitless variety of routes. Horseback riding and mountain biking are allowed on many of these trails. Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, the area offers numerous lakes as well as lava tubes and other volcanic formations.

Where to Camp

Camping in Deschutes National Forest

Deschutes National Forest covers 1.6 million acres, and an RV is a great way to cover ground. This forest has more than 80 campgrounds that are divided into six regions, so with an RV, you can travel the area and experience each section's unique views and vibes. RVshare makes renting an RV easy and fun.

Shape Hiking Trails

Deschutes National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Deschutes National Forest

Within the Deschutes National Forest lie five different wilderness areas. Each area has its own unique landscapes and activities. You can also drive one of the three scenic byways. Each season offers outdoor recreation opportunities.

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How to get to Deschutes National Forest

Address: 63095 Deschutes Market Rd, Bend, OR 97701

Fee: Entry fee (per vehicle) $5

With over a million acres, Deschutes National Forest offers plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Whether fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, or just lazing around the lake, an RV lets you stay and indulge as long as you like.