Special Notices

Smith Rock State Park
12/17/2018 through 01/15/2019
Construction Advisory
Wolf Tree Trail Improvement work begins on Monday December 17th. Limited duration trail closures and detours may be needed. Work will be performed by a trail contractor and trail building machinery will be utilized. Work is expected to be completed by mid January weather permitting.

The Cove Palisades State Park
12/15/2018
General Advisory
The Crooked River campground will be closed for the season on December 15th, 2018 and will re-open in late February to early March 2019 (weather dependent). Deschutes campground is closed. Cabins are available for reservations throughout the year.

South Beach State Park
12/12/2018 through 12/13/2018
Construction Advisory
South Beach Winter Projects: Restrooms in B and D loop will be intermittently closed December 10th and 11th for a water heater upgrade. Playground area is closed for construction. Hiker Biker area is under construction, small area still available for campers. Please call 541-867-7451 with questions. Thank you and we appreciate your patience.

Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
12/07/2018 through 12/10/2018
General Advisory
Crown Point Vista House has CLOSED today due to high winds & inclement weather.

Sunset Bay State Park
12/05/2018 through 12/12/2018
General Advisory
Dec. 5 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.

Milo McIver State Park
12/03/2018 through 12/31/2018
Construction Advisory
The equestrian lot is currently being graded and re-graveled. The parking lot will remain open, but please be advised there is heavy equipment present Monday-Friday from 7:00am - 4:30pm. This will continue through the month of December.

Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
12/02/2018 through 04/02/2018
General Advisory
Jackson F. Kimball Park is closed for the winter. Please call 541-783-2471 for information.

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.

Cottonwood Canyon State Park
12/01/2018
General Advisory
Cabins are now open for walk up rental. Rentals must be made with on-duty staff. Reservations are planned to begin January 1st.

Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
11/30/2018
General Advisory
Farewell Bend – All campgrounds and cabins are closed for winter. The dump station, day use (with portable toilets) and boat ramp remain open through the winter.

TouVelle State Recreation Site
11/28/2018 through 01/01/2019
General Advisory
Tou Velle is in the process of installing an entrance gate on the picnic side of the park (not the boat ramp side). Be advised that the gate will open at sunrise and close at sunset. Gate open/close times will be posted soon.

Milo McIver State Park
11/28/2018
General Advisory
Dump station is CLOSED until further notice.

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
11/26/2018 through 04/30/2019
General Advisory
Pilot Butte's summit road gate is now closed for the winter. The road will remain closed to public vehicle traffic until spring 2019. The summit road closes to vehicles each winter, due to poor driving conditions; the east side parking area remains open, allowing year-round access to the butte’s hiking trails.

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Tooth Rock Trailhead
11/26/2018
General Advisory
Paved trail and parking lot are open. Natural surface trails remain closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.

Tryon Creek State Natural Area
11/13/2018 through 01/02/2019
General Advisory
The equestrian lot will be closed to horse trailers on Friday, November 23rd and Tuesday, January 1st due to agency-wide sponsored events.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 11/29/2018
General Advisory
Expect winter weather conditions. Clayhill Horse Staging Area is open for day use. Equestrians must use designated horse trails only. Trail runs from Clayhill down Hares Canyon trail through Jackstraw Terry and back up Hares Canyon. Full loop is ~5 miles. See signs onsite. Hilltop Day Use has been winterized. There is no longer running water at Hilltop. Closed Until Further Notice — The following trail systems will be closed : - Intersection of Boomscooter trail and the Banks Vernonia Trail (construction) - Williams Creek Horseshoe trail (Construction) - Bucking pass (Downed trees) - Lower Matchcutter Hares Canyon Horse Camp is closed for camping until April 15 2019. Dairy Creek Camp East is closed until March 1 2019. Maps of closures are available at the park office. If you have any questions about this operation, please contact Park Manager Chris Gerdes at 503-324-0606 X222.

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.

Lake Owyhee State Park
10/09/2018
General Advisory
Lake Owyhee – All Campgrounds and cabins are closed for winter. Vault toilets, boat ramps and day use areas remain open through the winter.

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 12/21/2018
Construction Advisory
A tree thinning operation will take place at North Santiam beginning Saturday, September 15 and will last approximately until mid December. 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Champoeg State Heritage Area
02/15/2018 through 05/31/2019
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 Spring of 2019. 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.

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.