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Celebrate winter on the Ochoco National Forest!
December 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Family friendly event with Discover Your Forest to take place on Saturday
Prineville, Ore. November 28, 2021 — The Ochoco National Forest and Discover Your Forest, the non-profit stewardship partner of the Forest Service, will host a free, family-friendly event at the Ochoco Ranger Station Pavilion on Saturday, December 3 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The public is encouraged to join Forest Service Field Rangers and Discover Your Forest staff for a winter scavenger hunt, story time with Ranger where Forest Service staff will read winter-themed children’s stories, enjoy a visit from Smokey Bear and more! Christmas tree permits will also be available for purchase at the event for $5.
Field Rangers will also be leading a guided snowshoe tour at 2:00 p.m. starting at the gated entrance to Walton Lake. A limited number of snowshoes are available for on-site use but the public is encouraged to bring their own if they have a pair.
Directions to the Ochoco Ranger Station Pavilion – From Prineville, Oregon, take Highway 26 north for 16 miles. Turn right on Ochoco Ranger Station Road and go 9 miles to the Ranger Station, then turn left, proceed across the small bridge and take a right into the Forest Camp fee station. Continue on to the pavilion group site.