McKenzie River Ranger District Recreation Updates
Remember, conditions can change rapidly, especially in wilderness areas and any time in winter.
We update the conditions report weekly (approximately).
If you don't see an update for a particular week, it probably means that conditions haven't changed significantly.
Conditions cited below are the last reported.
For more information: call 541.822.3381 or e-mail McKenzie River Ranger District
General Updates and Conditions
Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday throught Friday.
Local weather for McKenzie River Travel Corridor near the Ranger Station.
Sno-Park Conditions: Higher snow and freezing levels and plenty of rain this week in Santiam Pass Sno-Parks. Snow depth approximately 57 inches near Ray Benson Sno-Park. An increased chance of snow for this weekend. Posted March 5, 2014
Road Conditions (Highway 20 and 126 from west) from Tripcheck.com
Road Conditions (Highway 126 and 242 from east) from Tripcheck.com
Road Cams (US 20 at Santiam Pass and US at Santiam Junction)
Watch for hazards, construction and closures on these Forest Service roads. Construction completion dates are approximate.
Forest Road 19 is accessible to Box Canyon. Posted March 5, 2014
Forest Road 1993 mile post 3.8: A rock slide has closed the road to vehicle traffic. Posted March 5, 2014
Forest Service Road 15 (Blue River Reservoir Road) : A rock slide is blocking the road between mile post 2 - mile post 3. One lane only, watch for trucks and equipment. Posted March 5, 2014
Highway 242 ( Old McKenzie Hwy ) is now closed for the winter at Camp White Branch. Posted March 5, 2014
Logging Operation traffic on Quartz Creek, Mill Creek, Foley, Deer Creek Roads and Forest Road 1501. Posted March 5, 2014.
Please refer to the Willamette National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map for Seasonal and Special Use Designation on the McKenzie River Ranger District.
Call 541.822.3381 or e-mail McKenzie River Ranger District for information on specific roads.
Campgrounds & Day Use Sites
Date: March 5, 2014
Our campgrounds are closed for the season, with the exception of Cougar Crossings ; Trailbridge is open, but with no services.
Terwilliger Hot Springs: Fees at Terwilliger Hot Springs are $6 per person for a day pass (can pay onsite) and $60 for an annual pass. Fee area includes hot springs, trail, lagoon, and parking.
List of all campgrounds and day use sites in the McKenzie Santiam Travel Corridor with scheduled open/close dates, fees and key amenities.
Campground and cabin reservations can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service, by calling the toll-free number: 1-877-444-6777 or online to www.recreation.gov.
Trail conditions change more in spring and fall following changing snow levels.We clear the low elevation, popular trails first.
A recent report of a tree down and blocking on McKenzie River Trail between the ranger station and Belknap Springs. Icy conditions at Sahalie Falls trailhead and trail. Posted March 5, 2014
Trail Conditions Summary for McKenzie River Ranger District
This summary lists all the trails on the district with a brief condition description and date for the trails that we've worked on. We do not have condition information for every trail.
Please see the Date Reported column for the most recent condition information we have on a particular trail.
Obisidian Area is Now Closed for the Season
In addition to Forest Service offices, the Northwest Forest Pass ( $5.00 daily and $30.00 annually) can be purchased at all area Bi-Mart Stores and REI Sporting Goods stores. The NW Forest Pass may also be purchased through local vendors: Mather's Market in Cedar Flat near Springfield; Leaburg Country Store; Meyer's General Store in Blue River and at Blue Sky Market ( formerly Harbick's Country Store) in Rainbow.
For current fire conditions:
For more information: call 541.822.3381
or e-mail McKenzie River Ranger District