The Willamette National Forest offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities during summer and winter months. Its central location makes it accessible to day-trippers and vacationers alike.
The Forest's predominant features are the focal points of recreation activities. Four of the seven wildernesses on the Willamette Forest are centered around the volcanoes and the diverse and pristine nature of the lands surrounding them.
The Cascade Range of mountains offer recreationists virtually endless opportunities for forest-related activities. Developed campgrounds, trails, Scenic Byways, and ski resorts are but a few of the facilities available for use. Outdoor recreation activities not associated with developed facilities are limited only by one's imagination.
The Willamette Forest's rivers, streams and lakes are perhaps the most important features for recreationists. The clarity and quality of water and the scenic environs in which it occurs greatly enhance visitors' experiences. Virtually all of the featured trails, roads, developed campgrounds, and viewpoints are associated with outstanding rivers, streams or lakes.