Special Notices

Banks-Vernonia State Trail
12/01/2018 through 01/31/2019
Construction Advisory
Manning trail head will be closed for construction. This will be adding parking, ADA parking and a CXT restroom. Trail will be open but parking will be closed.

Smith Rock State Park
11/12/2018 through 11/16/2018
Construction Advisory
A contractor will be working to install a weight limiting system on the footbridge over the Crooked River. Construction may result limited closures (10-20 minutes). Work will commence on Nov 12th and run thru Nov 16th 2018.

Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
11/11/2018 through 11/12/2018
General Advisory
Crown Point Vista House has CLOSED today (Sun 11/11/18) due to high winds.

Smith Rock State Park
11/10/2018 through 11/11/2018
General Advisory
"Run the Rock" 50K and 50M trail races on Saturday 11/10, half marathon Sunday 11/11. Expect congestion and runners on trail.

Fort Stevens State Park
11/10/2018 through 04/17/2019
General Advisory
IMPORTANT: Winter rains can bring puddles or isolated areas of standing water to the campground. Please understand that it may become necessary to completely close some sites or sections of the campground due to high water. Please also be prepared to accept another site if your preferred site is unusable.

Sunset Bay State Park
11/08/2018 through 11/13/2018
General Advisory
Nov. 8 update: Public health advisory lifted. Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided. Results from later samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed lower bacteria levels. Contact with the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter

Cottonwood Canyon State Park
11/05/2018
General Advisory
The gate at the end of Starvation Lane is open.

White River Falls State Park
11/05/2018 through 03/15/2019
General Advisory
Restroom facility and Potable water has been shut off for the season. Lower parking lot is closed for season. Portable toilet is available in the upper parking lot.

Saddle Mountain State Natural Area
11/01/2018 through 04/30/2019
General Advisory
Saddle Mountain State Natural Area campground is closed for the winter. The park restroom is winterized and closed. but chemical toilets will be available beginning November 2nd. The road, parking area and trails remain open. Caution - winter weather may cause the road to become impassable due to slick conditions or fallen trees. Please always let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return! Although the main and spur trails are open, winter weather and limited labor resources also mean a reduction in service levels at this location, which includes trail maintenance and repair. The campground and restroom will reopen, weather permitting, on May1, 2019.

Silver Falls State Park
11/01/2018 through 11/13/2018
Construction Advisory
Concrete work at the Junior Ranger shelter on Nov 12th. Construction will take place during the day and have a minimal impact to the campers. For more information please contact the main office at 503.873.8681 ex 24.

Crissey Field State Recreation Site
11/01/2018 through 03/31/2019
General Advisory
FALL/WINTER HOURS: Open Fri. thru Mon.., 10 a.m. to 3 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.

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
11/01/2018
General Advisory
Heceta Head Lighthouse is currently closed, lighthouse grounds, oil houses and trail remain open. Staff are available to answer questions 11-2 daily, weather dependent.

Bullards Beach State Park
11/01/2018
General Advisory
Seasonal camping closures are in effect. Loops A and B are closed for the season. C Loop remains open year round for camping. Sites in C Loop are open to reservations with the exception of sites C48-C64, which are available for campers without reservations on a first come first serve basis. Sites that allow reservations that do not have a reservation on the day of arrival are available on a first come first serve basis for one night only. Non-reservation sites are available for up to 14 nights. All yurts, picnic shelters, horse camp sites and the meeting hall facilities remain open and available to reserve. The day use portion of the park is open to the public from dawn to dusk.

Bullards Beach State Park
11/01/2018
General Advisory
The boat ramp and parking area at Bullards Beach State Park will be closed on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 for the seasonal removal of the docks. The boat ramp and parking area will be available the following day however visitors should be aware dock facilities will not be available until re-installation in spring.

Deschutes River State Recreation Area
10/30/2018
General Advisory
Potable water will be shut off to the campground November 1st. Shower/restroom facilities will close. Vault toilet will remain open.

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
10/28/2018 through 11/14/2018
General Advisory
Clayhill Day use is closed to equine or pack animal activity until trail conditions improve.

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
10/28/2018 through 04/01/2019
General Advisory
Timber Beast trail is closed to Equine or pack animal activity until further notice.

Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area
10/22/2018
General Advisory
Due to unusually low water levels within the Lost Creek Lake Reservoir, the Joseph Stewart State Park Day Use Area Boat Ramp has been closed. The ramp will re-open when the water level in the reservoir refills to an elevation of 1812'.

Harris Beach State Park
10/17/2018 through 05/24/2019
Construction Advisory
HIKER-BIKER CAMP CLOSURE. The Hiker-Biker camp at Harris Beach State Park will be closed for renovations until May 24, 2019. An alternate hiker-biker camping area is available in the grassy area directly behind the dump station during this period.

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
10/16/2018 through 05/01/2019
General Advisory
Cape Meares winter hours are 7AM to 6PM. The Cape Meares Lighthouse gift shop is closed for the winter as well as tours of the tower. Be sure to check park alerts before visiting as server winter weather can cause temporary closures.

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
10/15/2018 through 04/30/2019
General Advisory
Walk In Tent sites closed for the winter. The following sites 33, 35, 37, 41, 47,49, 51, 53, or 58 will be priced tent price for the winter.

Devil's Lake State Recreation Area
10/15/2018 through 05/13/2019
General Advisory
'A' loop will be on a seasonal closure from 10/15/18 thru 5/13/19. 'A' loop restroom will also be closed during this time frame, 'B' & 'C' loop restrooms/showers will remain open. Numerous other sites will be on seasonal closures starting 10/15/18. As long as conditions are safe, these sites will be available for first come first serve camping. Please call 541-994-7341 or 541-994-2002 with any questions about current conditions of these campsites.

Ontario State Recreation Site
10/09/2018
General Advisory
Ontario – restrooms are closed now for the winter. The day use area and boat ramp remain open through the winter with portable toilets.

Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
10/09/2018
General Advisory
Farewell Bend – all restrooms except the Catfish Loop restroom/shower and campsite water service will be closed Wednesday, October 24. The Catfish Loop restroom/shower will be closed December 1. Catfish Loop campsites and cabins will be available through November 30, then closed for December, January and February. The dump station, day use (with portable toilets) and boat ramp remain open through the winter.

Lake Owyhee State Park
10/09/2018
General Advisory
Lake Owyhee – the plumbed restrooms and campsite water service will be closed October 22. Camping is available through the end of October. The cabins closed earlier in October to finalize site construction. Vault toilets, boat ramps and day use areas remain open through the winter.

Wallowa Lake State Park
10/09/2018 through 11/30/2018
General Advisory
We will start shutting water down to the site spigots and restrooms on October 9, 2018. B loop restroom/shower will stay open for winter. Water spigot to fill RV tanks available at D17 near yurts.

Minam State Recreation Area
10/08/2018 through 11/30/2018
General Advisory
Water to campsites could be shut down as early as October 9, 2018. Site prices remain $10 per night.

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
10/02/2018 through 12/01/2018
General Advisory
This park remains open all year round; however, the drinking fountains are off for the winter. The summit road is currently open 10:00am - 8pm, but will close after it begins snowing until next spring.

John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor
10/01/2018
Emergency Closure
John B. Yeon Scenic Corridor is open ONLY to the paved sections of the Historic Highway State Trail. The trails to Elowah, Upper McCord Creek etc. remain closed at this time due to the Eagle Creek Fire.

Prineville Reservoir State Park
10/01/2018 through 04/15/2019
General Advisory
Seasonal Closures: A Loop will be closed from October 1st - April 30th. B and most of C Loops do not have water hookups from October 15th - April 15th. During this time sites C7, C8, C9, C11, C13, C14 and C21 are the only sites with water hookups. Electricity and sewer hookups are not turned off during this time.

LaPine State Park
10/01/2018 through 04/30/2019
General Advisory
Middle Loop (sites 50-96) and North Loop (sites 100-148) are closed and will re-open on May 1, 2019. South Loop (sites 1-44) is open year-round. Camp sites in South Loop cannot be reserved from October 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019 but are open for first-come, first-served camping. Cabins can be reserved year-round. Water has been turned off to camp sites and rustic cabins in South Loop for the winter. Restrooms, showers and deluxe cabins in South Loop have water year-round.

Fall Creek State Recreation Area
10/01/2018 through 04/01/2019
General Advisory
Fall Creek SRA is closed for the winter season. North Shore launch will open April 1st. Cascara Campground and Winberry Day Use will open May 1st.

The Cove Palisades State Park
10/01/2018 through 12/31/2018
General Advisory
Campfire ban has been lifted. Tiki torches & candles are not permitted. Please keep fires small. Your cooperation and understanding during the ban was greatly appreciated.

Jasper Point (Prineville Reservoir)
09/30/2018 through 05/01/2019
General Advisory
Jasper Point State Park is closed for the winter.

Valley of the Rogue State Park
09/28/2018 through 04/12/2019
General Advisory
F-loop closes October 1st for the winter. It will reopen April 12th. Campers may pay the electric rate $29 in our full hook-up loops B/C & D/E throughout the winter.

Valley of the Rogue State Park
09/28/2018 through 01/31/2019
Construction Advisory
A-loop will be closed for tent camping October 2018 - January 2019. The yurts will remain open during the construction. Campers may pay the tent rate $19 in the full hook up loops B/C & D/E as long as you are not hooked up to power or sewer for the duration of your stay. The online or phone reservation system will NOT allow you to pay the discounted tent rate. If you choose to make a reservation, upon arrival at the park fill out a pay envelope w/ your reservation # and request the discount. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
09/27/2018
Emergency Closure
Only the paved sections of the Historic Highway State Trail are open. All other trails are closed due to the Eagle Creek Fire.

Mongold (Detroit Lake)
09/17/2018
General Advisory
The Mongold main ramps and docks are now closed for the season. The winter low water ramp is now open. 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.

North Santiam State Recreation Area
09/15/2018 through 11/30/2018
Construction Advisory
A tree thinning operation will take place at North Santiam beginning Saturday, September 15 and will last approximately until the end of November. The entire park will be closed to the public during this time. This thinning is necessary for forest health and visitor safety. Please contact Detroit Lake MU manager Bob Rea with any questions – 503-854-3406 x 222.

Detroit Lake State Recreation Area
09/13/2018
General Advisory
The campground's boat moorages are now closed for the season. The campground's G boat launch ramp is still accessible for launching. 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.

Brian Booth State Park (Beaver Creek)
09/12/2018
Construction Advisory
The Marsh trail at Beaver Creek State Natural Area will be closed for construction for the remainder of 2018. Please contact the welcome center at 541-563-6413 for alternative trail access.

Nehalem Bay State Park
09/11/2018
General Advisory
We will be removing the courtesy docks from our boat ramp for the winter during the week of September 24th. We anticipate having the courtesy docks back in place in mid-May, 2019. IMPORTANT: Winter rains bring flooding to the campground. Please understand that it may become necessary to completely close some sites or sections of the campground due to high water. Please also be prepared to accept another site if your preferred site is unusable.

Fall Creek State Recreation Area
09/10/2018 through 03/31/2019
General Advisory
North Shore park will be closed from September 10th 2018 through March 31st 2019 for work related to the dam on the Fall Creek Reservoir.

Deschutes River State Recreation Area
09/10/2018 through 05/20/2019
Construction Advisory
Portions of the Deschutes River campground including the A Loop will be closed April 1-May 20, 2019, for a paving construction project. The restroom/shower building will also be closed for renovations, although toilets will be available. Work is scheduled for 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and campers should expect large vehicles, congestion, loud noises and possible odors.

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
09/07/2018 through 05/23/2019
General Advisory
As of Monday September 3rd, the boat rental is closed for the season. We will reopen in May 2019. See you then!

Detroit Lake State Recreation Area
09/01/2018
General Advisory
Please be aware that lake levels are significantly lowered in the fall and winter seasons. 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.

Collier Memorial State Park
09/01/2018 through 05/01/2019
General Advisory
Collier Memorial State Park Campground will close October 1, 2018 at 1pm for the 2018 winter season. The campground will re-open no later than May 1, 2019 at 4pm. Jackson F. Kimball Campground will be open for first come, first served camping. Reservations can be made 9 months in advance for Collier Campground by going online to oregonstateparks.org or calling 1-800-452-5687

Goose Lake State Recreation Area
09/01/2018 through 05/01/2019
General Advisory
Goose Lake Campground will close October 1, 2018 at 1pm for the winter season. Goose Lake Day Use area will remain open for winter. Goose Lake Campground will re-open no later than May 1, 2019 at 4pm.

Tumalo State Park
09/01/2018
General Advisory
Tumalo's campfire ban is lifted as of Sept. 1, 2018. Campfires are allowed in the developed campground in designated fire rings only. Please keep flames below knee height and never leave your fire unattended.

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
08/30/2018 through 06/01/2019
Construction Advisory
C loop is closed so that a new restroom/shower building can be constructed. The project is due to be completed by May 2019. During this time, there will be no showers available at the park (other than in the deluxe yurts). Campers may use the showers at William Tugman State Park, approximately 5 miles from the campground.

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
08/15/2018 through 06/05/2019
Construction Advisory
Williams Creek Horseshoe trail is closed for reroute.

South Beach State Park
08/08/2018 through 12/31/2018
General Advisory
Park staff are working on a short-term solution to prevent drifting sand from covering the ADA-accessible boardwalk. Some sections of the boardwalk are difficult to traverse and may not be accessible to everyone throughout the summer. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re also exploring long-term solutions to keep the boardwalk clear year-round. Please contact Park Supervisor Brian Fowler for more information at 541-867-7451

Unity Lake State Recreation Site
07/23/2018
General Advisory
Courtesy Docks removed

Smith Rock State Park
07/19/2018
General Advisory
Camp fires are not permitted year round due to the dry high desert climate at the park.

Beverly Beach State Park
07/12/2018 through 11/30/2018
Construction Advisory
ODOT will be doing repairs to the Beverly Beach Community underground culvert system to help stabilize HWY 101 just south of the Beverly Beach State Park entrance road. They will be shutting down the North bound right hand turn lane on HWY 101 (campground entrance) to safely complete the project. *Please be advised to use caution when entering and leaving the Campground*. There will be flagging and other safety measures in place to help limit the impact on users. As with any large scale construction projects, there may be some construction noise from time to time. This project is set to start July 23rd and is expected to last for 4 months.

Coquille Myrtle Grove State Natural Site
07/02/2018
General Advisory
Please remember: Fireworks of any kind are prohibited on all Oregon beaches and in all Oregon State Parks.

Hoffman Memorial State Wayside
07/02/2018
General Advisory
Please remember: Fireworks of any kind are prohibited on all Oregon beaches and in all Oregon State Parks.

Champoeg State Heritage Area
07/01/2018 through 12/31/2028
General Advisory
We currently do not allow kiddie pools in the Park due to the following: the need to conserve water as ordered by Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 15-09 and due to resource protection as the camp sites get pretty torn up with these pools. There is also a potential liability issue if pool left unattended

Starvation Creek State Park
06/19/2018
Emergency Closure
Starvation Ridge Cut-Off trail is closed due to a slide. Starvation Ridge Trail and Mount Defiance Trail from Hole in the Wall Falls is open.

Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint
05/17/2018
Construction Advisory
ODOT will be repaving Hwy 97 between Terrebonne and Madras this summer. During construction, paving will take place Sunday - Thursday 7 pm - 7 am. Traffic will be limited to a single lane in each direction controlled by flaggers and pilot cars. Motorists can expect delays up to 20 minutes. Additional safety improvements may take place during daytime hours. Travelers please be aware and plan accordingly. For more information: http://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=18682

Ecola State Park
05/16/2018
General Advisory
Ecola Point to Indian Beach Trail CLOSED. This popular hike usually connects Ecola Point and Indian Beach day use areas. Excessive precipitation from the 2016-17 winter caused a large landslide that took out a critical section of trail, requiring a significant re-route. It is unknown at this time when that work will be completed. 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.

Starvation Creek State Park
03/23/2018
Emergency Closure
The Historic Columbia River Hwy. State trail is closed at Lindsey Creek due to the construction of the new section of the Historic Columbia River Hwy. State Trail. Access to Starvation Ridge and Mount Defiance trails is open. The trail East to Viento State Park is open. The Historic Columbia River Hwy. from Hood River to The Dalles is open.

Ainsworth State Park
03/03/2018
Emergency Closure
Ainsworth State Park is open to reservation holders only. When you arrive you will need to go through a guarded roadblock. Please bring a printed copy of your reservation paperwork. You may also bring it up on your phone. All trails at Ainsworth are closed due to the Eagle Creek Fire. NO access permitted. The Historic Highway westbound from Ainsworth is CLOSED due to the Eagle Creek Fire.

Champoeg State Heritage Area
02/15/2018 through 12/31/2018
Emergency Closure
The RV dump station at Champoeg State Heritage Area is closed until further notice. This is due to the failure of the septic drain field. While there are plans to replace this drain field, the soonest that will occur will be the Fall of 2018. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. The nearest 24 hour RV Dump Stations are at the following locations: The City of Newberg Waste Water Treatment Plant, East Gate, 2301 Wynooski Road, Newberg, OR 97132 Debit/credit card kiosk: $5/dump; or Flying J Travel Center, 12334 Ehlen Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002 (503) 678-1262 $10/dump.

Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area
09/05/2017
Emergency Closure
Remains closed because of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Tooth Rock Trailhead
09/03/2017
Emergency Closure
Remains closed because of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire

Hug Point State Recreation Site
07/26/2017
General Advisory
Please be aware of the tide when exploring the beach and headlands of Hug Point State Recreation Site! It is possible to become stranded by the incoming tide when exploring the point. Tide and sand conditions change with the seasons. If in doubt, don't go out! You can access tide information by copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://tides.willyweather.com/or/tillamook-county/hug-point.html

White River Falls State Park
04/05/2017 through 12/31/2019
General Advisory
Kayaking is not allowed at White River Falls State Park, and swimming is not recommended due to dangerous river currents.

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
10/12/2016 through 05/01/2019
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 are open daily for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (but closed for lunch from 2:00 - 2:30p.m.). The lighthouse will close for tours at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018 for the winter season. Lighthouse grounds will remain open throughout the winter. Scheduled Spring opening for Lighthouse tours will be the first part of May 2019.

Heritage Landing (Deschutes)
06/17/2016 through 01/01/2025
General Advisory
A boater pass is required at Heritage Landing Boat Ramp for anyone using a watercraft/floating device to access the Deschutes River or the Columbia River. All passes are per person. Currently, 3 boater passes exist: 1.) Deschutes River Boater Pass: valid above Moody Rapid (from the Pelton Dam down to the I-84 bridge at Heritage Landing). Available for purchase online at: www.recreation.gov. If accessing the Deschutes River below Moody Rapid only, just a Moody Island Boater Pass is required. 2.) Moody Island Boater Pass: valid downstream from Moody Rapid (between the campground & Heritage Landing) and available for purchase at the self-pay kiosks ($2/per person/per day) 3.) Heritage to Columbia Boater Pass: valid only from the Heritage Landing boat ramp out to the Columbia River and available for purchase at the self-pay kiosk at Heritage Landing boat ramp ($1/per person/per day) Also, a $15 annual pass can be purchased at the park office.

Bullards Beach State Park
11/13/2015
General Advisory
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.

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

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.