We offer this information for general reference only. Remember, conditions can change rapidly, especially in wilderness areas and any time in winter recreation.
Learn & know the special safety issues for whatever activity you are planning and be prepared with adequate maps, compass, water, gear, etc. for changing conditions.
Ranger District (Local) Updates
Map of forest showing Ranger Districts (Travel Corridors)
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See the Fire Information page of this website for current fire information.
Area weather report: link to NOAA
The Willamette National Forest spans a large area. Look for the weather report closest to your planned activity. Here are the local weather reports you can access from the weather link above.
Eugene (South Willamette Valley)
Salem (Central Willamette Valley)
Sweet Home (Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills)
Oakridge (Cascades in Lane County)
Santiam Pass (Northern Oregon Cascades)
Willamette Pass (South Central Oregon Cascades)
Area Specific weather Links
Detroit (North Santiam Travel Corridor)
Sweet Home (South Santiam Travel Corridor)
Middle Fork (Middle Fork Travel Corridor)
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.
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.
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.