Deschutes Wildlife Area

Lower Deschutes River Ranch, OregonPhoto credit: Isaac Lane Koval

The Deschutes Ranch Wildlife Area is a vast, inspiring, and beautiful landscape on the lower Deschutes River in Central Oregon, near the town of Maupin. Over 10,000 acres of stunning high desert landscape connects to a 22 mile stretch of the Deschutes River.

The Trust for Public Land worked with many partners to successfully protect this area and in September 2015, transferred it to Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife. They will manage the property, restore habitat, and ensure that visitors have an extraordinary destination for hiking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.