Alerts & Notices


  • Be prepared for summer road construction on Aufderheide Drive (Forest Road 19)
  • Up to 20-minute construction delays on FS Road 46 (Detroit to Estacada)
  • Detroit Lake Blue-green Algae Advisory
  • South Fork McKenzie River Diversion
  • Detroit Flats Day Use Area Construction Closures Begin Late July
  • Access to Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs from Hwy 126 blocked by landslide
  • Fire Related Closures: Roads, Campgrounds, Trails
  • Trail Bridge, Lakes End Campgrounds and Smith Reservoir Closed Through 2021


Road Conditions

Willamette National Forest road conditions by district

Know Before You Go: Current Conditions

You've decided to take a trip to the Willamette National Forest. Do you know what roads and campgrounds are open? What the fire restrictions are? Below are links to help you prepare and "Know Before You Go".

Public Notices

Forest Order 06-18-10-18-09 Jones Fire

The Jones Fire Closure Area includes the closure of National Forest System roads, trails, and developed sites on the Willamette National Forest. This closure is enacted to provide for public and employee safety in the affected area.

Forest Order 06-18-04-18-08 Whitewater Closure

The following areas are closed to all entry for the safety of the public.

The following roads are closed:

  • Forest Service Road (FSR) 2243 (Whitewater Road) from its interaction with FSR 440 to its terminus, including all subsidiary roads off FSR 2243 past the intersection with FSR 440. 
  • FSR 440 in its entirety, including all subsidiary roads off FSR 440

The following trails are closed:

  • Whitewater Trail #3429 in its entirety

This Order is effective on May 2, 2018 and shall be in effect until rescinded or September 1, 2018.

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  • Explore the Forest

    Use our recreation map and information to enjoy your time in the Willamette National Forest.