Fremont-Winema National Forest

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Fremont-Winema National Forest

Oregon

(541) 947-2151

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Overview

Located in "Oregon's Outback", is the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Expansive views, dramatic cliffs and solitude are what you'll find. The Forest provides the self reliant recreationist the opportunity to discover nature in a rustic environment. Administratively combined in 2002, the Fremont-Winema National Forests offer 2.3 million acres to explore! The heavily timbered western portion of the forests is bordered by the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range and Crater Lake National Park, and stretches east into the Klamath River Basin, an area known for its 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.

The Fremont-Winema National Forests include seven Ranger Districts, with the headquarters located in Lakeview, Oregon.

Map of Fremont Nat'l Forest

Latitude, Longitude: 42.714474, -120.881713

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating permitted. Follow all Forest regulations.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Driving for pleasure is one of the most popular activities on the National Forests. The Fremont-Winema National Forests offer 483 miles of road that are maintained for passenger cars and 2,379 more miles that are accessible by high clearance vehicles like sport utility vehicles and pick-up trucks. In addition, there are many state and county roads that traverse the forest.

  • Camping

    Developed campgrounds and forest camps available in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Most camp sites in the Fremont-Winema National Forests are available on a first come, first served basis. A few, at the most heavily used sites, may be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation System. To be sure to get the site you want, you may wish to establish your reservation a year in advance.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. A "Free Fishing Weekend" is hosted each summer. Several varieties of trout inhabit lakes and streams, as well as warm-water fish, such as large mouth bass.

  • Hiking

    Many of the finest trails, including the Pacific Crest Trail and the Mount McLoughlin Trail, are inside this Wilderness Areas. Be aware that, during much of the summer, campfires and stoves are only permitted in developed campgrounds due to the typically high danger of fire.

  • Hunting

    Hunting permitted.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking permitted in day-use areas.

  • RVing

    Developed campgrounds and forest camps available in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Most camp sites in the Fremont-Winema National Forests are available on a first come, first served basis. A few, at the most heavily used sites, may be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation System. To be sure to get the site you want, you may wish to establish your reservation a year in advance.

  • Winter Sports

    In the winter, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing are popular activities.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Phone Numbers

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(541) 947-2151

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