Skamania County Public Works will have two bridge painting projects along the Wind River Highway at Conrad Lundy Jr. Bridge, 2 miles North of Carson WA. and Moore Bridge @ M.P. 15 on Wind River Highway. Conrad Lundy Jr. Bridge is scheduled March 9, 2015 through late fall 2015. Moore Bridge will start July, 2015 and end by Aug. 2015. Both projects require single lane traffic & reduced speed limits in construction zones with signals/signage at both ends of the bridges.
In addition, a paving & safety improvements project will be conducted on Wind River Road between Paradise Bridge M.P. 20.52 and Old Man Pass M.P. 25.50 starting July 16, 2015 with an anticipated finish of Aug. 31, 2015. Construction flagging will be in place & a pilot car will lead traffic through the area. The project area will consist of 4.98 miles of roadway asphalt resurfacing, various guardrail projects etc.
Please plan for additional time to access the forest.
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.
Winter conditions in higher elevations could exist on forest service roads. Please be prepared for winter driving conditions when visiting the these areas. Carry chains, extra food, blankets, shovel and water in your vehicle when traveling the forest roads in winter and spring.