close

Deschutes National Forest Camping

Deschutes National Forest - Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia
Deschutes National Forest - Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia
Deschutes National Forest - Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia
Deschutes National Forest - Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia
Deschutes National Forest - Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia

Campgrounds

Campgrounds in Deschutes National Forest

Allen Springs Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Allingham Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Big River

Deschutes National Forest

Blue Bay

Deschutes National Forest

Bull Bend Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Camp Sherman Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Candle Creek Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Central Cascades Wilderness Overnight Permits

Deschutes National Forest

Central Cascades Wilderness Permit Day Use

Deschutes National Forest

Chief Paulina Horse Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Cinder Hill Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Cold Springs Campground Or

Deschutes National Forest

Contorta Flat Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Contorta Point Group Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Cow Meadow Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Crane Prairie Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Crescent Creek Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Crescent Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Crescent Lake Guard Station

Deschutes National Forest

Crescent Lake Yurts

Deschutes National Forest

Cultus Corral Horse Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Cultus Lake Boat In Big Cove Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Cultus Lake Boat In Little Cove Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Cultus Lake Boat In West Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Cultus Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Driftwood Campground Deschutes

Deschutes National Forest

East Davis Campground

Deschutes National Forest

East Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Elk Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Fall River Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Fall River Guard Station

Deschutes National Forest

Gorge Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Graham Corral Horse Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Green Ridge Lookout

Deschutes National Forest

Gull Point Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Indian Ford Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Jack Creek Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Lava Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Link Creek

Deschutes National Forest

Little Crater Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Little Cultus Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Little Fawn Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Little Lava Lake

Deschutes National Forest

Lower Bridge Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Lower Canyon Creek Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Mallard Marsh Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Mckay Crossing Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Monty Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Newberry Group Camp Site

Deschutes National Forest

North Davis Creek Campground

Deschutes National Forest

North Twin Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Ogden Group

Deschutes National Forest

Paulina Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Perry South Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Pine Rest Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Pioneer Ford Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Point Campground Deschutes

Deschutes National Forest

Prairie Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Princess Creek Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Pringle Falls Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Quinn Meadow Horse Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Quinn River Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Reservoir Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Riverside Campground Or

Deschutes National Forest

Rock Creek Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Scout Lake

Deschutes National Forest

Sheep Bridge

Deschutes National Forest

Sheep Springs Horse Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Simax Group Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Smiling River Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Soda Creek Campground

Deschutes National Forest

South Campground Hosmer Lake Or

Deschutes National Forest

South Shore

Deschutes National Forest

South Twin Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Spring

Deschutes National Forest

Sunset Cove Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Three Creeks Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Three Creeks Meadow Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Three Creeks Meadow Horse Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Trapper Creek Campground

Deschutes National Forest

West South Twin Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Whispering Pines Horse Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Whitefish Horse Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Windy Group Camp

Deschutes National Forest

Wyeth Campground Deschutes

Deschutes National Forest

Overview

A brief introduction to Deschutes National Forest

Todd Lake - Deschutes National ForestLocated on the eastern slopes of the Cascades in Central Oregon, the Deschutes National Forest offers year-round recreation opportunities. Home to more than 1.6 million acres, the Forest spans a variety of landscapes and ecosystems. The Forest gains more than 9,000 feet in eleveation from its lowest point at Lake Billy Chinook (1,950 ft) to its highest atop South Sister's summit (10.358 ft).



With more than 80 campgrounds across the Deschutes National Forest, visitors enjoy campsites featuring a wide-variety of picturesque backdrops. Camping opportunities range from rustic, walk-in sites to sites accomodating full-size RV's and trailers.



Five wilderness areas fall within the Deschutes National Forest boundary--Diamond Peak Wilderness, Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, Mt. Thielsen Wilderness, Mt. Washington Wilderness and Three Sisters Wilderness. Each wilderness offers visitors a unique experience; from sweeping summit views to alpine lakes, these areas provide the perfeect backdrop for a day hike or backpacking trip.



Three scenic byways wind through the Forest--Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway and the Outback Scenic Byway. The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway heads west out of Bend, winds up past Mt. Bachelor before depositing visitors at the base of South Sister and Broken Top, as well as prodviding access to dozens of lakes. The McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway leaves Sisters, before climbing two passes and carveing through 82 miles of wide-open lava fields interspersed among desnse forest canopy. The Outback Scenic Byway stretches through the southeastern portion of Central Oregon, covering 171 miles of geologic wonder.



Deschutes National Forest Interactive Visitor Map

Bend is a city in and the county seat of Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is the principal city of the Bend Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bend is Central Oregon's largest city and, despite its modest size, is the de facto metropolis of the region, owing to the low population density of that area. Bend recorded a population of 99,178 at the time of the 2020 U.S. Census, up from 76,693 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, and 52,029 at the 2000 census. The Bend metro population was 198,253 as of the 2020 census. It is the fifth largest metropolitan area in Oregon.
Bend is located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range along the Deschutes River. There the Ponderosa pine forest transitions into the high desert, characterized by arid land, junipers, sagebrush, and bitterbrush. Originally a crossing point on the river, settlement began in the early 1900s. Bend was incorporated as a city in 1905. Economically, it started as a logging town but is now identified as a gateway for many outdoor sports, including mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, rock climbing, white-water rafting, skiing, paragliding, and golf.

Read more about Deschutes National Forest at Wikipedia

ARE Deschutes National Forest campsites SOLD OUT?

We can help! Many campsite reservations are cancelled daily. Just tell us when you’d like to camp at Deschutes National Forest, and how long you want to camp for. We’ll text you when a suitable spot opens up!

Scan for cancellations

Contact Deschutes National Forest

Spotted an error?

Whoops! Sometimes we make mistakes. Want to help improve the Deschutes National Forest listing? Please suggest a correction.

Map

View a map of Deschutes National Forest

UNABLE TO RESERVE A CAMPSITE?

Get notified when a sold-out campground has availability

Tell us when, where, and how long you want to camp for. We’ll notify you (via SMS) when a suitable spot opens up at that campground—so you can nab that sold-out campsite reservation!

Create a scan