Ochoco National Forest Guide

Ochoco National Forest is located in Prineville, Oregon, near the state’s geographic center. There are 845,498 acres to this forest, and it’s divided into three ranger districts, which are the Paulina, Snow Mountain, and Lookout Mountain ranger districts. It administers land in the Ochoco and Maury Mountains, with the Ochoco Mountains draining in the John Day River. You’ll find more than 375 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles, as well as 15 species of game fish and several types of non-game fish species. The forest includes three Congressionally designated wilderness areas known as Wildcat Caldera, the North Fork Crooked Wild and Scenic River, and various geological remnant rock formations. Visitors to Ochoco National Forest enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and much more. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Ochoco National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Ochoco National Forest

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How to get to Ochoco National Forest

Address: 3160 NE Third St., Prineville, OR 97754

Fee: Entry fee $0

Ochoco National Forest offers great opportunities for birdwatching, fishing, hiking, trail running, rock collecting, geocaching, and more. There are seven campsites on which you can go RV camping. Taking an RV for your trip is an amazing way to experience the Ochoco National Forest and the surrounding areas.