Skamania Co. Public Works will paint two bridges along the Wind River Highway: Conrad Lundy Jr. Bridge, 2 miles North of Carson & Moore Bridge @ M.P. 15. Lundy Jr. Bridge is scheduled March through late fall 2015. Moore Bridge will start July 2015 and end by Aug. 2015. Both projects require single lane traffic & reduced speed in construction zones with signals/ signage at both ends of the bridges.
A paving & safety improvement project will be conducted on Wind River Rd between Paradise Bridge M.P. 20.52 and Old Man Pass M.P. 25.50. Construction flagging & a pilot car will lead traffic through the area. The project area will include 5 miles of roadway resurfacing & guardrail projects. The county will pave the road in two mile sections. Access to Paradise Campgrounds will be closed for about two hours when this happens until the asphalt mat cools. The county expects to be completed paving by the end of July.
Forest Service roads remain open to legally-licensed vehicles operable on all roads in the State of Washington. ATVs do not fit this definition and must remain on designated trails and in areas specifically designated for their use in the Motor Vehicle Use Map or MVUM, which is available free at all forest offices and online at http://1.usa.gov/I4ZIDK.
All Forest Service roads closed by one foot of snow to wheeled-vehicle travel are open to over-snow vehicle use, though seasonal motorized access closures and other forest order closures do apply.
As part of a larger effort to reduce invasive species on national forest lands the US Forest Service now requires the use of weed-free feed within all Pacific Northwest National Forest land (2009). Weed-free feed includes commercially processed pellets, steamed and rolled grains, or state certified weed-free feed. More information.
Reservations for Lower Falls Campground on the Lewis River can now be made on www.recreation.gov. Single Campsites are $15 while double sites are $30 to $35. The campground will be open May through October.