FREMONT NATIONAL FOREST 524 North G Streeet Lakeview, Oregon 97630
If you are interested in getting away from it all, you may wish to visit the Fremont-Winema National Forests in Southern Oregon. 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.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
The Fremont-Winema National Forests offers miles and miles of hiking trails for your enjoyment. Click the menu, above, or the map, below, for details about a few popular routes. Many of our finest trails, including the Pacific Crest Trail and the Mount McLoughlin Trail, are inside our 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.