Know Before You Go: Current Conditions

Remember, conditions can change rapidly, especially in wilderness areas and any time in winter.

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Specific road and trail condition reports are updated weekly through forest visitors, trail crews and engineering reports. Please call ranger stations or send an email to give a report of the conditions during your visit.

Ranger District Updates

Map of forest showing the 4 travel corridors for recreation areas

Map of forest showing Ranger Districts (Travel Corridors)

 

Detroit Ranger District (North Santiam Travel Corridor)

Recreation & Road Update - check here for current conditions
E-mail: Detroit Ranger District
503-854-3366

Sweet Home Ranger District (South Santiam Travel Corridor)

Recreation & Road Update - check here for current conditions
E-mail: Sweet Home Ranger District
541-367-5168

McKenzie River Ranger District (McKenzie Travel Corridor)

Recreation & Road Update - check here for current conditions
541-822-3381
E-mail: McKenzie River Ranger District

Middle Fork Ranger District (Middle Fork Travel Corridor)

Recreation & Road Update - check here for current conditions
E-mail: Middle Fork Ranger District
541-782-2283

Roads & Travel Conditions

Road condition information, including winter travel, is available from the Oregon Department of Transportation at -- www.tripcheck.com.

Please check our Ranger District Updates  (above on this page) for advisories, construction and closures on Forest Service roads. 

Fire Information

See the Fire Information page of this website for current fire information.  

Weather

Area weather report: link to NOAA
The Willamette National Forest spans a large area. Look for the weather report closest to your planned activity.

Detroit Ranger Station

Area covering SnoParks

Sweet Home (South Santiam Travel Corridor)

Sweet Home Ranger Station

Area covering SnoParks

Middle Fork (Middle Fork Travel Corridor)

Oakridge 

Willamette Pass

Weather disclaimer
Weather presented through USDA Forest Service sites is public domain and derived from data from the National Weather Service. The USDA Forest Service is not responsible for the accuracy of this data.

Snow Levels

Find snow levels for sites across Oregon from the Natural Resources Conservation Services Snotel website here: http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/maps/oregon_sitemap.html

Advisories

Blue-green Algae Blooms: When the weather stays hot in the summer, Blue-green Algae sometimes blooms in lakes and reservoirs in Oregon. Find out more about these blooms and what precautions to take. Blue-green Algae Bloom Information & Precautions