The Crooked River National Grassland covers a total area of about 173,000 acres of land that is situated in Central Oregon and more specifically in Jefferson County. The closest major city that is close to the grassland is Madras, Oregon but there are several other civic and metropolis areas in the region including Metolius, Pineville, Culver, and Warm Springs.
To access the grassland, you can use several routes including US 26, US 97, and OR 26. The grassland is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Visitors to the Crooked River National Grassland can enjoy several recreational activities including OHV riding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, bird watching, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and rock hounding.
There are several amenities in the grassland to accommodate all tastes including outdoor and indoor activities. Besides these attractions and facilities, the grassland has several other attractions that it is famous for and these include the popular Henderson Flat ORV Area, the Deschutes and Crooked wild and scenic rivers, and the Rimrock Springs which is an oasis in Oregon's otherwise arid high desert climate.
Additionally, the grassland has a one-and-a-half-mile trail that loops the grassland and provides an opportunity for hikers to enjoy the picturesque and expensive views of the grassland. If you have a doggie, you are welcome to bring them into Crooked River National Grassland, but you will need to adhere to the rules created by the U.S. Forest Service to protect the habitat and wildlife in the grassland.
The regulations in the protected area are also designed to protect pet owners and their pets. Some of the basic regulations to follow include ensuring that you keep your dog on a leash at all times or keep them in a secure enclosure when they are not leashed. As a dog owner, you are also expected to maintain proper pet etiquette which includes cleaning up after your dog and disposing of the solid waste in the right way.