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.

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
06/25/2016 through 06/25/2016
General Advisory
The Pilot Butte Summit Road gate will remain closed to public vehicle traffic until 5 pm out of safety concerns for park visitors. This is in response to a planned march (not located at Pilot Butte, but rather the general vicinity) related to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns earlier this year. This is in direct compliance with a precautionary request from the Bend City Police Department.

Molalla River State Park
06/22/2016 through 09/30/2016
General Advisory
Due to low water levels, the boat ramp may not be useable by all boats.

Champoeg State Heritage Area
06/22/2016 through 09/06/2016
General Advisory
The Butteville General Store will open for the season Friday, June 24th. Hours for the store will be 9 AM to 6 PM, daily. There will be ice cream and beverages available the first weekend. Starting in July, their offerings will begin increasing to include sandwiches, soups and desserts.

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
06/21/2016 through 07/07/2016
Construction Advisory
The lighthouse is closed to tours 6/22/2016 thru 7/7/2016. The park remains open to regular visitors. During this time frame visitors may see construction work while staff try to restore electricity to the Cape Meares Lighthouse. This alert will will be updated when additional information is available.

Smith Rock State Park
06/20/2016 through 07/31/2016
General Advisory
Voyage of the Cow Dog Falcon nesting climbing closure until July 31st 2016.

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)

Silver Falls State Park
06/07/2016 through 09/30/2016
General Advisory
Rackett Ridge Trail will be closed for the 2016 Summer season for forest maintenance.

Fall Creek State Recreation Area
06/07/2016 through 09/30/2016
General Advisory
The Cascara campground boat launch ramp is closed due to low water. Campers with boats may launch for free at Winberry or the North Shore launch.

Tryon Creek State Natural Area
06/03/2016 through 08/17/2016
Construction Advisory
June 6-mid August expect limited parking in the main parking area during construction to reconfigure and repave the lot. Expect short, 1-day closures during the project. The park is open and all planned summer events and activities will go on as scheduled. First-come, first-served parking available at some trailhead sites, although limited.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
06/03/2016
General Advisory
The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail has re-opened from the Mark Hatfield visitor center through the Twin Tunnels to the Mark Hatfield trailhead to the east in Mosier. Bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists using Rock Creek Rd/ Old Highway 30 through Mosier to access the trailhead -- please be aware of possible delays through the single-lane work zone.

Tub Springs State Wayside
06/03/2016 through 07/31/2016
General Advisory
Tub Springs Water Users The tubs are back ready for use!

Deschutes River State Recreation Area
06/01/2016 through 09/30/2016
General Advisory
Campfires are banned at Deschutes State Rec. Area starting June 1, 2016 and ending Sept. 30, 2016 due to high fire danger in Sherman county. Charcoal briquettes allowed in campground fire rings only. Propane cook stoves and propane fireplaces are allowed.

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

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.

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.

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 07/31/2016
General Advisory
FALCON CLIMBING CLOSURE Extended uNTIL July 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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