Special Notices

Wallowa Lake State Park
08/15/2016 through 06/30/2017
Construction Advisory
Construction of 2 new restroom buildings at Wallowa Lake State Park will begin August 15, 2016 and last through July 1, 2017. Site availability for the 2016 season will be: A and D Loops will be open to reservations mid-May through October 31. E Loop will be open to reservations mid-May through September 30. B Loop will be open to reservations mid-May through August 14th, then closed August 15th through June 30, 2017. C Loop will be open to reservations mid-May through August 14th, then closed August 15th through June 30, 2017. You can call Reservations Northwest at 1.800.452.5687 (M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) for updates and reservation status.

Deschutes River State Recreation Area
07/01/2016 through 09/30/2016
General Advisory
Campfires are banned at Deschutes State Rec. Area starting July 1, 2016 and ending Sept. 30, 2016 due to high fire danger in Sherman county. Charcoal briquettes allowed in campground fire rings only.

Willamette Mission State Park
05/31/2016 through 06/02/2016
General Advisory
Park Visitors - May 31st Willamette Floodplain Project Invasive Weed spraying will close some sections of trail: - The Bike Trail West-side River leg (south of Filbert Grove Day Use) will be Closed. - The Equestrian Trail East leg of the North Loop will be Closed. Alternate trails will be open. For further information please call 503-393-1172 ext 40.

Whale Watching Center
05/31/2016
Construction Advisory
Whale Watching Center will be closed due to renovation project.

Cottonwood Canyon State Park
05/28/2016 through 05/31/2017
General Advisory
Boaters launching at Cottonwood Bridge (J.S. Burres) will need to take-out at Rock Creek or McDonald Crossing as there is no road access to the river at Starvation Lane. For more information please call the park at 541-394-0002

Collier Memorial State Park
05/27/2016 through 10/01/2016
General Advisory
All campsites at Collier Memorial State Park are now on the reservation system. To make a reservation visit our website at: http://oregonstateparks.org or call Reservcations Northwest at: 1-800-452-5687

Fall Creek State Recreation Area
05/26/2016 through 06/30/2016
General Advisory
Oregon Health Authority has issued a Boil Water Notice for Cascara Campground and Fisherman's Point Group Camp until further notice. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and all washing. For more information contact the Oregon Department of Human Services, Drinking Water Program, at (971) 673-0405.

Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site
05/26/2016 through 08/30/2016
Construction Advisory
This summer the head gates and flume gates will be rebuilt requiring the draining of the mill race. The mill and grounds will be open and guided tours with some milling demonstrations will be available as always but no self guided tours will be allowed during construction nor will the mill run on water power. Please call 541-491-3611 if you would like more information.

Bullards Beach State Park
05/13/2016
General Advisory
All camping loops are open for the season and all facilities are available for reservations. Reservations are strongly recommended for the summer/ fall season and can be made online 24 hours a day at www.oregonstateparks.org or by calling 800-452-5687 Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm. Reservations cannot be made on the day of arrival. Sites without incoming reservations are available to campers without reservations for 1 night only. Walk-in campers must contact park staff or make reservations for longer stays.

Viento State Park
05/05/2016 through 05/31/2016
Construction Advisory
Currently survey work is being done at the exit but there should be continual access available to the North and South sides of the campground.

Ecola State Park
05/03/2016 through 06/01/2016
General Advisory
Indian Beach Road is now OPEN. The viewing platform near the Ecola Point parking lot has been removed due to slide damage. Park staff are evaluating new sites to relocate the platform.

Crissey Field State Recreation Site
05/02/2016 through 09/30/2016
General Advisory
SUMMER HOURS: Open Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To contact the Welcome Center at Crissey Field, call Travel Oregon at 503-967-1560; or the Welcome Center direct line: 541-469-4117; or the Parks business line: 541-469-0224.

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
04/11/2016 through 05/31/2016
Construction Advisory
Stub Stewart State Park's mountain bike trails will have intermittent closures while trail crews are constructing two bridges within the cross country trail system. Please adhere to trail closure signage and look for park staff to guide you through certain trail segments.

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 A59, C-29, and F as facilities that allow up to 2 pets for an additional $10 fee.

Cottonwood Canyon State Park
03/29/2016 through 10/31/2016
General Advisory
Campfires are not allowed in the campground starting Monday May 30th. This includes use of any open uncontrolled flame (i.e. Tiki Torch). Campfires are NOT allowed in the back country starting on May 28th until further notice. Campfires outside of the park on BLM property, on the John Day corridor, are banned starting June 1st. Charcoal in fire pits or grills; propane cook stoves and propane fireplaces are allowed in the campground. Propane cook stoves are allowed in the back country.

Mongold (Detroit Lake)
03/16/2016
General Advisory
The Mongold main boat ramp is now open for launching.

Detroit Lake State Recreation Area
03/16/2016
General Advisory
The Mongold main boat ramp is now open for launching.

Smith Rock State Park
03/10/2016 through 04/30/2017
General Advisory
High lining and slack lining at the park. 1. Temporary moratorium on new lines as of 2-27-16. 2. Tensioned lines must be attended. 3. No lines left up overnight. After 24 hours lines will be considered abandoned equipment. 4. No Slacklines in picnic or camping areas. 5. No lines over designated trails or the river. 6. Trees must be properly padded. (See national park standards) Other rules and regulations may apply. If you have questions call the park office at 541-548-7501

Smith Rock State Park
03/07/2016 through 06/30/2016
General Advisory
FALCON CLIMBING CLOSURE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2016 Picnic Lunch Wall Above 100 feet See posted closures at park.

Smith Rock State Park
03/07/2016 through 06/30/2016
General Advisory
FALCON CLIMBING CLOSURE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2016 FIRST KISS AREA See postings at park.

Ocean Shore State Recreation Area
02/26/2016 through 09/15/2016
General Advisory
Seasonal recreation restrictions at designated beach areas run March 15-Sept. 15 for Western Snowy Plover protected nesting grounds. To help with your travel planning, please visit bit.ly/wsplover to learn about specific management areas, plover biology and on-going recovery efforts for this threatened shorebird.

Smith Rock State Park
02/07/2016 through 07/31/2016
General Advisory
Bald Eagle Nesting Closure Bivouac Rim Tent Sites Closed Camping & Hiking Closure in Effect Thru July 31, 2016 Please help these magnificent birds by honoring this closure. Tent camping is open in the remainder of the camping area not including the signed habitat restoration area.

Smith Rock State Park
02/07/2016 through 08/01/2016
General Advisory
GOLDEN EAGLE CLIMBING CLOSURE UNTIL AUGUST 1, 2016 in the MONUMENT AREA Climbing routes, cliffs and gullies within 1100 feet of the nest are closed. Main hiking trails are still open.

Champoeg State Heritage Area
01/04/2016 through 05/31/2016
Construction Advisory
Construction of a Nature Play Area will begin in January in the Champoeg campground between the A and B loops. We expect to open this new play area in the spring of 2016.

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

Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area
01/01/2016
Emergency Closure
The road remains closed to vehicle traffic on Glenn Creek Ln., approximately 1-1.5 mile(s) from Golden & Silver Falls State Natural Area.To access the park, visitors may park near the barricade and hike to the trails about 1.5 miles from the concrete barriers. The restroom building at the park will remain closed and the hiking trails will receive limited maintenance. It is important to pack drinking water. For alternate waterfall sites in the area: www.southernoregon.com/waterfalls/coos.html, http://www.oregonwaterfalls.net

Yachats State Recreation Area
12/30/2015 through 06/01/2016
General Advisory
The Oregon Coast Trail from Yachats Ocean Rd to Cape Perpetua has been temporarily closed due to storm damage. Amanda's Bridge has also been closed for repairs. Please use Hwy 101 to connect to Cape Perpetua Scenic Area or Yachats Ocean Rd at this time.

Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site
12/30/2015 through 06/01/2016
General Advisory
The Oregon Coast Trail from Yachats Ocean Rd to Cape Perpetua has been temporarily closed due to storm damage. Amanda's Bridge has also been closed for repairs. Please use Hwy 101 to connect to Cape Perpetua Scenic Area or Yachats Ocean Rd at this time.

Starvation Creek State Park
11/30/2015 through 09/07/2016
Construction Advisory
A notice to proceed with development of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail from Starvation Creek to Lindsey Creek has been awarded to commence on November 30th, 2015. Intermittent trail closures leading westward from the parking area may limit levels of service for parking/facilities at the Starvation Creek Trailhead. Please contact Viento State Park office for up to date information – 541-374-8811.

Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site
11/14/2015 through 05/31/2016
Emergency Closure
The beach access at Arcadia Beach is closed due to a slide on 11/14/15 that washed out the entire trail. Park staff will assess the conditions once it is safe to do so and work to reopen the access as soon as possible. Hug Point or Tolovana Wayside may be used as alternative beach accesses in the meantime.

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.

Devil's Lake State Recreation Area
10/19/2015 through 06/23/2016
General Advisory
Devil's Lake State Recreation Area campground closes several campsites beginning in mid-October due to flooding from heavy seasonal rainfall. Rather than close entire loops, select campsite types are left open in each loop to accommodate the greatest variety of camping experiences. The closed sites and various closure dates are too numerous to list here; please call 541-994-2002 for more information. All open sites are available for advanced reservations by visiting www.reserveamerica.com. Please note that all ten yurt sites remain open year-round.

LaPine State Park
09/17/2015
General Advisory
Middle Loop (sites 50-96) and North Loop (sites 100-148) are closed until April 29, 2016. South Loop (sites 1-44) is open year-round. Camp sites in South Loop cannot be reserved from October 1, 2015 through April 28, 2016 but are available for first-come, first-served camping. Water is off to South Loop camp sites until mid-April, 2016; site 36 has water for filling tanks. Deluxe cabins, restrooms, and showers in South Loop have water year-round.

Tumalo State Park
09/17/2015
General Advisory
The fire ban at Tumalo State Park has been lifted. Visitors are now able to have campfires in designated fire rings only; please keep flames below knee height.

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
08/31/2015 through 06/24/2016
Construction Advisory
Dairy Creek West Campground will be closed for re-paving from May 2, 2016-May 22, 2016. Re-opening on May 23, 2016. Dairy Creek East Campground will be closed for re-paving from June 1, 2016-June 23, 2016. Re-opening June 24, 2016. Brooke Creek Hike in Camp, Hares Canyon Horse Camp, Cabin Village, and all Day -Use Areas will remain OPEN during paving.

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

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
07/17/2015 through 10/01/2017
Construction 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 will open April 15th, days and hours for the month of April will be Friday through Sunday 11am - 4pm.

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.

Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site
06/05/2015 through 06/01/2016
Construction Advisory
The Wolf Creek Inn is temporarily closed for construction. The grounds are open, including picnicking, a portable restroom, and an electric vehicle charging station. There is no water service. The Inn will re-open in 2016. To sign up for a mailing list to be notified of a specific opening date, send an email to wolfcreek.inn@oregon.gov. We’re also starting a search for a new concessionaire in late 2015.

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.

Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site
04/22/2015 through 12/31/2016
General Advisory
Dogs off leash are disturbing the wildlife and spreading the noxious weeds. Visitors it is your responsibility to keep your dogs on the trail. Please stay on the trails and do not cut corners. This causes erosion that will make the hillside slide causing tripping hazards and damage to park resources.

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
03/01/2015
General Advisory
Valley Trail bridge closed. 1 mile trail from camp to bridge remains open. 1/4 mile trail to bridge from Highway 101 parking area remains open. No current available detour.

Government Island State Recreation Area
02/01/2015 through 08/31/2016
General Advisory
The outer peer of the Sandy Beach dock inaccessible to the shore due to storm damage and is in process of repair. This may impact visitors and may include some full closures of the dock during certain phases of construction. Bartlet Landing is open for use.

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