Special Notices

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
07/26/2017 through 07/31/2017
General Advisory
Dunes Fest will be in full swing in Winchester Bay. This event will cause some noise in our campgrounds due to the ATV operations on the dunes adjacent to our park. Please note that you will be able to hear the noise in the evenings and at night due to the high volume of users on the dunes during the festival.

Milo McIver State Park
07/01/2017
General Advisory
The Disc Golf Course will be closed to the general public 07/01/2017.

Willamette Mission State Park
05/26/2017 through 05/31/2017
General Advisory
Due to recent flooding, the only guaranteed horse trail that is cleared is the Northern loop. All other trails are open but may have down trees.

Cape Lookout State Park
05/25/2017 through 06/05/2017
General Advisory
D Loop restroom/shower building is currently being remodeled and is not open. The restroom building at the east end of D Loop is open for use. Showers are available in A and C Loops. Staff are working to get the restroom portion open to campers for Memorial Day weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wallowa Lake State Park
05/23/2017 through 10/15/2017
General Advisory
The docks are in at the Marina for the 2017 summer season.

Smith Rock State Park
05/22/2017 through 07/31/2017
General Advisory
First Kiss climbing area routes are closed to protect nesting falcons. Thank you for respecting this closure.

Banks-Vernonia State Trail
05/22/2017 through 06/17/2017
Construction Advisory
Parts of The Banks-Vernonia State Trail will be closed week days for culvert replacement in the following locations during these approximate dates: Mile marker 5.3 - May 22-26, Mile marker 15.9 - May 30-June 2, Mile marker 13.1 June 5-7, Mile marker 8.8 June 7-9, Mile marker 6.3 June 12-16. Banks Trail head is the beginning of the trail - at mile marker #0. All other portions of the trail will be open during construction. Please be advised that there may not be a way around the closures. Thank you for your patience during construction.

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
05/19/2017
General Advisory
Effective 05/19/17, the summit road gate will be open for longer summer hours. It opens at approximately 10:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM. This is subject to change without prior notice. Drinking water available on a seasonal basis.

Valley of the Rogue State Park
05/16/2017 through 06/30/2017
General Advisory
Laundry Facilities are closed until further notice. We are working with a vendor to provide laundry this summer.

South Beach State Park
05/14/2017 through 05/25/2017
Construction Advisory
A new CXT restroom will replace a port-a-potty in the Cooper Ridge Loop. Construction will begin approximately May 14th until Memorial Weekend. Sorry for the inconvenience but the facility will make for a positive change and experience for you.

Smith Rock State Park
05/12/2017 through 07/15/2017
General Advisory
Falcon Climbing Closure Smith Rock Group NE Face Until July 15th 2017 Above 100 feet. Falcons are nesting in the area. Closure will remain in effect until 4 days after fledging (when birds leave the nest). Climbing is closed above 100 feet. Single pitch routes remain open. Please refer to Alan Watts (second edition) Smith Rock Guide Book. See pages 153 – 156. Closed routes are numbered 16-32. Closure includes the King Line.

Brian Booth State Park (Beaver Creek)
05/11/2017 through 08/31/2017
General Advisory
Trail Access Closed off S. Beaver Creek Rd----Roadway Easement is Under Review. Please Respect Land Owners Private Property and Visit Beaver Creek Welcome Center for Additional Hiking Options.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
05/09/2017 through 05/29/2017
Emergency Closure
Highway 30, 7 miles east of Mosier, 1/2 mile past the Rowena Crest Overlook is CLOSED due to a rock slide. This section of Highway 30 is closed to all forms of traffic, including bikes. The overlook area is OPEN to traffic from the west end. The preliminary estimate for completing all the repair work is 2 – 3 weeks. After further investigation from our ODOT geologist, the slide area is very unstable and will take a combination of rock scaling and rock bolting to make the area safe for public use. Please check www.tripcheck.org or contact your local ODOT office for additional information.

Mayer State Park
05/08/2017 through 05/29/2017
Emergency Closure
Highway 30, 7 miles east of Mosier, 1/2 mile past the Rowena Crest Overlook is CLOSED due to a rock slide. This section of Highway 30 is closed to all forms of traffic, including bikes. The overlook area is OPEN to traffic from the west end. The preliminary estimate for completing all the repair work is 2 – 3 weeks. After further investigation from our ODOT geologist, the slide area is very unstable and will take a combination of rock scaling and rock bolting to make the area safe for public use. Please check www.tripcheck.org or contact your local ODOT office for additional information.

Milo McIver State Park
05/08/2017
General Advisory
Drinking water systems return to service. Voluntary water tests last year turned up lead in a couple of spots. Flushing the water lines regularly controls the problem and the system is back in service. See note below for more information.

Harris Beach State Park
05/05/2017 through 07/01/2017
General Advisory
CABLE TV REMOVAL: Due to obsolete underground lines and equipment, the cable TV at Harris Beach State Park will be removed starting June 1, 2017. We will leave the system hooked up until then but we will not charge for the service as some lines still work and some don’t.

Jasper State Recreation Site
05/04/2017 through 10/31/2017
General Advisory
Drinking water systems return to service. Voluntary water tests last year turned up lead in a couple of spots. Flushing the water lines regularly controls the problem and the system is back in service. See note below for more information.

Fall Creek State Recreation Area
05/01/2017 through 05/31/2017
General Advisory
Cascara Campground and Fisherman's Point Group Camp will open May 1st, 2017 for the summer season. However, the campgrounds will be without water until further notice due to the installation of a new well. Drinking water will be available at Winberry Day Use area. A valid campground receipt is accepted as fee payment at Winberry. We are predicting that all ramps at Fall Creek Lake will be open and usable for the start of the season. We'll see you at the lake!

Guy W. Talbot State Park
04/10/2017 through 05/31/2017
Construction Advisory
From 7 am to 2 pm on Monday, Wednesday & Friday's the trail to the lower falls between the parking lot and Talbot Picnic area will be closed for trail construction. The lower falls can still be viewed from the viewing platform in the parking lot. No access to the lower falls during these times.

Ecola State Park
04/07/2017 through 04/12/2017
Emergency Closure
Clatsop Loop Trail is closed due to recent storm activity. Trees are down across the trail and will not be removed until it is safe to do so.

Ecola State Park
04/07/2017 through 06/30/2017
General Advisory
Oregon Coast Trail sections throughout Ecola State Park have experienced significant winter damage. Record precipitation has made trail repairs nearly impossible. Surface conditions and vegetative debris will remain a problem until crews can get a period of good weather. Even then, the work will likely continue through June. Thanks for your patience.

Oswald West State Park
04/07/2017 through 06/30/2017
General Advisory
Oregon Coast Trail sections throughout Oswald West State Park have experienced significant winter damage. Record precipitation has made trail repairs nearly impossible. Surface conditions and vegetative debris will remain a problem until crews can get a period of good weather. Even then, the work will likely continue through June. Thanks for your patience.

Ecola State Park
04/07/2017 through 10/31/2017
General Advisory
Indian Beach Trail CLOSED. This popular hike usually connects Ecola Point and Indian Beach day use areas. Excessive winter precipitation washed out a critical section of trail, requiring a significant re-route. It will take us many months to plan, obtain permits for and build the new route. In the meantime, PLEASE do not attempt this trail by creating your own detour. Besides being potentially dangerous, user-created trails can cause serious damage to some of Oregon's most precious natural resources. Thank you for your consideration.

Lake Owyhee State Park
04/06/2017
General Advisory
All boat ramps are functional and the reservoir is full for the first time in years. The courtesy dock at Indian Creek will not be functional until repairs to winter damage are made.

Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
04/06/2017
General Advisory
Courtesy docks will not be installed until repairs to them have been completed.

White River Falls State Park
04/05/2017 through 12/31/2017
General Advisory
Kayaking is not allowed at White River State Park

Fort Stevens State Park
04/05/2017 through 08/31/2017
General Advisory
Mosquito control efforts are in place April-August 2017. Look for signs in the park for dates of control applications. Read the press release at http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=v.dsp_newsStory&newsId=193 (copy the link and paste into your browser) and visit the project website at www.stateparksmosquito.org for more information.

Smith Rock State Park
03/21/2017 through 07/31/2017
General Advisory
Bivouac walk in tent camping canyon rim sites are closed to protect nesting bald eagles. The Canyon Trail near the nest site is open but restricted to groups of 4 people or less, keep noise to a minimum, do not loiter in the area and stay on the designated trail. Please respect the closure areas and help protect these magnificent birds.

Wallowa River Wayside
03/21/2017 through 12/31/2017
General Advisory
This is a day use area only. No over night stays allowed.

Wallowa Lake Highway Forest State Scenic Corridor
03/21/2017 through 12/31/2017
General Advisory
This is a day use area only. No over night stays allowed.

Mongold (Detroit Lake)
03/15/2017
General Advisory
The Mongold main ramps are now open for the season. Please visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Water.aspx to view current lake levels at Detroit Lake Reservoir and other reservoirs in the Willamette Valley.

John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor
03/14/2017 through 05/31/2017
Emergency Closure
The trail to Elowah falls is closed due to a landslide. The trail to Upper McCord Creek Falls is open for use.

Champoeg State Heritage Area
03/09/2017 through 05/31/2017
Construction Advisory
Ongoing roadway construction in campground. Potential delays up to 30 minutes to get into dump station. Campground remains open during construction. Beginning April 27th through May, the Group RV site and the yurts will be closed for construction of new roadways and paths.

Tryon Creek State Natural Area
02/21/2017
Emergency Closure
South Creek Trail is closed due to a land slide. ADA Trillium Trail Lower Loop has trail damage. Trillium Trail Upper Loop remains open.

Smith Rock State Park
02/15/2017 through 08/01/2017
General Advisory
Monument area Climbing Closure in effect from Friday February 17th- Tuesday August 1st 2017. Due to Golden Eagles nesting in the area, climbing routes, cliffs and gullies within 1100 feet of the nest are closed. Please refer to 2010 "Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park" Guide Book by Alan Watts. See pages 244-270. CLOSED routes are numbers 1-44, which includes Cajun Cliff, Victoria Tower, Little Three Fingered Jack, Puddy's Tower, The Monument, Anglin's Buttress and French Tent Rock. Hiking trails, Staender Ridge and Juniper Spire (The Product) will remain open.

Smith Rock State Park
01/20/2017 through 12/31/2017
General Advisory
HELP SMITH ROCK: Stay on designated trails and established climbing access routes, Control your dog at all times, Respect other visitors, Be prepared for your recreational activity, Leave all animals and plants as you find them. BE AN UPSTANDER NOT A BYSTANDER.

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
12/02/2016
General Advisory
Pilot Butte summit road gate is now closed for the winter. The road will remain closed to public vehicle traffic until spring 2017. The summit road closes to vehicles each winter, due to poor driving conditions, but the east side parking area remains open, allowing year-round access to the butte’s hiking trails.

Tryon Creek State Natural Area
12/01/2016 through 08/31/2017
Construction Advisory
Terwilliger Blvd is closed between Hwy 43 and Castleridge Lane for sewer construction. Tryon Creek State Natural Area will remain open. For more information please go to: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/swterwilliger

Devil's Lake State Recreation Area
11/18/2016 through 06/01/2017
General Advisory
A loop restroom building is closed for the winter season. B and C loop restroom/shower buildings are open. Part of A loop is closed to reservations due to yearly flooding, but is available as first come first served walk in camping as long as water levels are at a safe level.

Wallowa Lake State Park
11/15/2016 through 05/31/2017
General Advisory
RESTROOMS/SHOWERS AVAILABLE ONLY AT HEATED BUILDING BEHIND D21/D22 & A- LOOP THROUGH MID-MAY.

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
10/12/2016 through 10/01/2017
General Advisory
The Three Cape Scenic Route is closed just north of Cape Meares. Visitors can still access Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint and Lighthouse by following Highway 131 through Netarts and Oceanside. From Oceanside follow the signs for Cape Meares. You will not be able to access Cape Meares State Scenic viewpoint from Bayocean Road. A mud slide has washed out the road between Cape Meares Lighthouse and Cape Meares Lake. The park grounds are open. The lighthouse and gift shop is open daily for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
10/07/2016
Construction Advisory
Valley Trail Bridge closed. No current available detour.

Wallowa Lake State Park
09/22/2016 through 06/30/2017
Construction Advisory
Construction of 2 new restroom buildings in the B and C Loop at Wallowa Lake State Park will continue through July 1, 2017. These two loops are CLOSED.

The Cove Palisades State Park
09/22/2016 through 09/26/2016
General Advisory
A & B Loops of the Deschutes Campground are being renumbered. This will ultimately cause less confusion and make finding your way around much easier. If you have a favorite campsite, know that when you make reservations it will have a different site number. If you have questions, please call the park at 541-546-3412 or Reservations Northwest at 800-452-5687.

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
09/21/2016
General Advisory
The summit road gate is opening at 10:00 AM and now closing at approximately 8:00 PM. This is subject to change without prior notice. Drinking water available on a seasonal basis.

Detroit Lake State Recreation Area
09/08/2016
General Advisory
The campground's boat moorages and boat launching ramps are now closed for the season. Please visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Water.aspx to view current lake levels at Detroit Lake Reservoir and other reservoirs in the Willamette Valley.

Heritage Landing (Deschutes)
06/17/2016 through 01/01/2025
General Advisory
This boat ramp requires a boater pass to access the Deschutes River. All passes are per person. Currently, 3 types of boater passes exist. (1) A Deschutes Boater Pass valid from the I-84 bridge up to Pelton Dam. Available online at www.boaterpass.com (2) Moody Island pass valid downstream from Moody Rapid and available self-pay at the boat ramp ($2/person/day) (3) Heritage to Columbia pass valid only from the boat ramp out to the Columbia River and available self-pay at the boat ramp (1$/person/day or a $15 annual)

Bullards Beach State Park
03/31/2016
General Advisory
Beginning January 1st, 2017, the number of pet-friendly yurts at Bullards Beach will increase from 3 to 6. Yurts C-25, C, and E will join C11, C-29, and F as facilities that allow up to 2 pets for an additional $10 fee.

Wygant State Natural Area
01/01/2016
General Advisory
Trails within the Mitchell Point trail system have had many issues associated with a winter storm that occurred in 2012. Wygant Trail is impassable at Perham Creek crossing due to a bridge that has washed out and Chetwoot Loop is only open from the junction of Wygant Trail and is impassable south of the power line corridor. See link from trail volunteer partners for updates: http://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23247

Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area
01/01/2016
General Advisory
Trails within the Mitchell Point trail system have had many issues associated with a winter storm that occurred in 2012. Wygant Trail is impassable at Perham Creek crossing due to a bridge that has washed out and Chetwoot Loop is only open from the junction of Wygant Trail and is impassable south of the power line corridor. See link from trail volunteer partners for updates: http://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23247

Vinzenz Lausmann Memorial State Natural Area
01/01/2016
General Advisory
Trails within the Mitchell Point trail system have had many issues associated with a winter storm that occurred in 2012. Wygant Trail is impassable at Perham Creek crossing due to a bridge that has washed out and Chetwoot Loop is only open from the junction of Wygant Trail and is impassable south of the power line corridor. See link from trail volunteer partners for updates: http://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23247

Bullards Beach State Park
11/13/2015
General Advisory
Beginning October 2016, only 1 extra vehicle will be allowed in each campsite. Extra vehicles must park on pavement and pay a $7.00 per night extra vehicle fee. Only 1 RV is allowed per campsite.

OC and E Woods Line State Trail
10/20/2015
Emergency Closure
The Sprague River Bridge on the OC&E Line at milepost 52.31, just east of the Woods Line turn off, is unsafe for all traffic, including but not limited to pedestrian, bicycle, equestrian, ATV/OHV, and auto/truck traffic. Using this bridge could result in serious injury or death. To bypass this bridge take the Woods Line spur north to the Sycan Shops. From there take the public county road south to return to the OC&E. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for visiting the OC&E Woods Line State Trail.

Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site
07/23/2015
General Advisory
Please note there are no restroom facilities at this location.

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
06/25/2015
General Advisory
Because of ongoing maintenance and inspections of the upper levels, tours currently only cover the outdoor area around the base of the lighthouse, and the ground floor of the tower. A new schedule will be announced when tours of the upper levels resume.

Bullards Beach State Park
05/18/2015
General Advisory
Due to safety concerns, no visitors will be allowed access to the tower of the Coquille River Lighthouse.

White River Falls State Park
07/18/2014
General Advisory
Swimming in the White River is not recommended due to dangerous river currents

Smith Rock State Park
07/18/2014 through 12/31/2017
General Advisory
Remote controlled aircraft are not allowed at Smith Rock State Park due to concerns regarding nesting raptors and sound reverberation that disturbs other park users.