Fremont-Winema National Forest
The Fremont-Winema National Forest offers 2.3 million acres to explore in south-central Oregon.
The heavily timbered western portion of the Fremont-Winema National Forest is bordered by the Cascade Mountain Range and Crater Lake National Park, and stretches east into the Klamath River Basin, an area known for year-round sunshine. Near the floor of the Basin, the forest opens to vast marshes and meadows associated with Upper Klamath Lake and the Williamson River.
To the north and east, extensive stands of ponderosa and lodgepole pine grow on deep pumice and ash that blanketed the area during the eruption of Mt. Mazama (now Crater Lake) nearly 7,000 years ago. The eastern portion of the Forest offers expansive views, dramatic cliffs, and solitude. The area is known as Oregon's Outback, and provides the self-reliant recreationist the opportunity to discover nature in a rustic environment.
What to do
Whether seeking solitude or a family get away, the Fremont-Winema National Forest offers a wide array of activities, many of which are detailed on this map. Fishing, hunting, backpacking, hiking, camping, boating, and leisure driving opportunities abound. In the winter, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing are popular activities.
The Forest's diverse habitats also support a variety of species, making wildlife viewing a unique recreation experience.