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Fremont-Winema National Forests

The Fremont-Winema National Forests offer 2.3 million acres to explore in south-central Oregon.

The heavily timbered western portion of the Fremont-Winema National Forests 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 Forests 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 Forests offer 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 Forests' diverse habitats also support a variety of species, making wildlife viewing a unique recreation experience.

First-timer’s Adventure

Family camping and hiking Stay for a night or two at the Can Springs Forest Camp and explore the surrounding trails and wildlife. It's only 2 miles from the Fremont National Recreation Trail.

Statistics

State(s):

Oregon

Nearest Large Urban Area:

Medford

Notes & Conditions:

Research campground locations and amenities at the U.S. National Forest Campground Directory. The Web site is full of pictures and detailed descriptions to help you plan your next trip.

If you want to experience a guided recreation trip in a National Forest, visit Adventure Vacation to learn about whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, camping, hiking and fishing trips.

Permits, Passes and Fees

Chances are good that you'll need a Northwest Forest Pass for many of the activities on this forest.

Maps:

Visit the National Forest Store to see what maps are available for this Forest and others you may want to visit