Oregon City Parks and Recreation is reopening assets as allowed by public health authorities. Visitors to our parks are still required, under the Stay Home, Stay Safe order, to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between others and to not assemble in groups larger than 10 people at any park .
Oregon State Parks and campgrounds will remain open , and visitors should continue to wear face coverings and give plenty of space to others. Please visit the Governor’s Coronavirus Guidance website and remember to take every precaution while you are visiting our parks to ensure a safe trip for you and others.
All U.S. Forest Service developed recreation sites in Oregon and Washington, including campgrounds, are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The Forest Service closures are technically in effect until September 30, but that date could be changed as conditions permit.
One-year ($30) and two-year ($50) parking passes are available online, by phone at (800) 551-6949 with a Visa or MasterCard, from state park offices and from other vendors all over the state . Daily parking permits ($5) are available at every day-use park that charges a fee.
To answer the question straightforwardly – yes, Portland is a safe place. In fact, Portland has below average violent crime rates per population. However, there are always risks when coming to an unfamiliar place.
Multnomah Falls is open to a limited number of visitors on first-come, first-serve basis from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily. Benson Bridge, the trail to the top of the falls and the loop trail to Wahkeena Falls all remain closed.
OREGON STATE PARKS BEACH FIRE BAN Valve-operated propane fire pits are allowed in coastal parks and on beaches . No beach fires (wood, charcoal or other open flames) allowed on any ocean beach . Campfires are not allowed in day-use area fire rings in coastal parks.
Where to Find Free Camping in Oregon Mineral Camp Campground—Umpqua National Forest. Rufus Landing Recreation Area—Columbia River Gorge. Pine Mountain Campground—Deschutes National Forest. Mount Ashland Campground—Klamath National Forest. Bonney Meadow Campground—Mount Hood National Forest.
The campgrounds reopening Friday are: Goose Lake State Recreation Area, Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site, Minam State Recreation Area, Hilgard Junction State Park, Catherine Creek State Park, Clyde Holliday State Recreation State and Cottonwood Canyon State Park.
Developed recreation areas in Oregon and Washington’s national forests have begun to reopen to the public, including trailheads , boat ramps, day use sites, sno parks and some campgrounds. The Malheur National Forest has reopened most developed recreation areas and campgrounds. Cabins and lookouts will remain closed .
California Campground Closures. The majority of California’s State Parks are now open but some are restricted to local access only. California RV parks have been designated as “essential services” and remain open on a case-by-case basis. Call ahead to confirm all reservations.
We will continue to stock popular lakes and ponds as long as people do their part and continue to use social distancing. Wildlife areas currently open remain open during the day for wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting. Visitor areas or other places where people congregate at our facilities may be closed.
$5 per vehicle parking fee or free with an annual Oregon State Parks Pass or camping permit. Aug. The party is free with $5 parking per vehicle parking fee.
Phone: Oregon State Park Information Center, 1-800-551-6949. buy day-use passes .” Honored at 16 coastal day-use fee areas operated by OPRD, U.S. Forest Service (USFS), National Park Service (NPS), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
$30.00. Valid for 12 months from the month purchased, the parking permit is honored at all 25 Oregon State Parks that charge a parking fee. The permit is valid only in parks operated by Oregon State Parks (see map of parks charging a day-use parking fee), and cannot be used for camping or extra vehicle fees.