Deschutes National Forest
Over 95% of the Deschutes National Forest trails are open to pets off-leash in the summer and there are 1,200 miles of summer trails on the forest. However, 54 miles of trails require dogs to be on-leash.
In winter, pets are allowed off-leash on 99% of national forest lands managed by the Deschutes National Forest. The area where pets are not allowed is located north of the Cascade Lakes Highway and includes areas accessed by the Virginia-Meissner, Swampy Lakes, Vista Butte and Dutchman Sno-Parks.
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Most locations require pets to be on a leash less than 6 feet long.
Typically pets are not permitted in public buildings.
Cats are welcome:
in developed areas
on many trails and campgrounds
in some lodging facilities
Cats must be restrained, either on a leash (not exceeding 6 feet in length) or caged/crated.
Pets are not permitted:
in public buildings
designated swimming beaches
Cats are allowed in national forests, but must be kept on leash (less than 6 feet in length) while in developed recreation areas and interpretive trails.
Cats are not permitted in swimming areas.