Cowlitz Valley Flood Damage

In December 2015, the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District road system sustained significant flood damage. Some repairs have already been made by District road crews and we continue to actively work on repairs that are within our funding and equipment capabilities. However, some areas remain damaged or impassable.  Efforts are underway to secure funding and schedule repairs to all roads. 

Below are roads that are impassable due to washouts, and roads that have washouts where use is not advised. 

For roads that may be closed due to seasonal closures visit the Motor Vehicle Use Map or pick up your free copy at any Gifford Pinchot National Forest office.

Call our front desk in Randle at (360) 497-1100 for more information or check conditions online.  Please use caution when driving on all Forest Roads.

 

Roads Closed by Washouts (last updated 4/3/2018)

ROAD NUMBER DESCRIPTION

2130

Road is closed at milepost 0.3 due to a washout.

22

Road work completed, road open.

2200.043

Road is closed at milepost .25 due to a washout. Damage was not considered an ERFO (Emergency Response for Federally Owned roads) site; not repaired.

23

Road open. Repairs completed to gravel sections. Asphalt placement will take place this summer and milepost 23.4 will receive additional repairs. There will be closures and delays this summer to finish the remaining work.

2322

Road work completed, road open.

2324

Road is closed at milepost 0.1 due to a washout and slide. Repairs scheduled to begin summer 2018.

2325

Road is closed just past the junction with the 2325042. Repairs scheduled to begin summer 2018.

25

Road is open unless blocked by snow. Temporary fixes are in place. Permanent repairs are scheduled to take place this summer. There will be closures and delays during permanent repair at milepost 12.0 and milepost 25.

2513

Road work completed, road open.

26

Temporary repair at milepost 15 completed to access Green River Horse Camp. Repairs are scheduled to begin this summer, 2018. It's unlikely all work will be completed before winter.

28

Road is closed at milepost 9.1 to a washout and slide.  Repair work planned for Summer 2017.Temporary fixes are in place. Permanent repairs are scheduled to take place this summer, 2018. There will be closures during permanent repairs. 

2809

Road is closed at milepost 0.1 due to a slide and bridge damage.  Repair workd planned for Summer 2017. Repair work is scheduled to be completed summer 2018.

29

Road is closed at milepost 7.6 due to a washout. Four large washouts on this road at milepost 7.6, 9.3, 10.2, & 10.4. Repairs are scheduled to begin summer 2018, but unlikely that all work will be completed before winter. 

4720

Road is closed at milepost 3.2. Repairs are scheduled to begin summer 2018. 

5260

Road is closed at milepost 1.4 due to washout. Repairs are scheduled to begin summer 2018. 

5270

Washout near the end of the road beyond the Tatoosh Trailhead. Road has been closed and stabilized beyond the Tatoosh Trailhead. 

5601

Road is closed at milepost 1.95 due to a washout. Damage was not considered an ERFO site. Planning for summer 2019, temporary repair. 

5603.017

Road is closed at milepost .03 due to a washout. Road was not considrered an ERFO site. 

78

Road is closed approximately two miles above the junctions with Forest Road 21 by a washout. Also closed at Milepost 5.8 and 7.8 due to washouts.  
Repairs completed at mile posts 10.8, 10.5, & 4.3. Repairs at milepost 1 and 3.4 are scheduled to begin summer 2018.  Road closed between milepost 1 and 3.4. 

1260.022

Road is closed at milepost .1 due to a washout. Road is planned to be closed and stabilzed.  Will not be repaired. 

 

Roads Washed Out- Use Not Advised (last updated 4/3/2018)

ROAD NUMBER DESCRIPTION
2750 Washouts begin at milepost 3.3. Repairs are scheduled to begin summer 2018.
47 Washout at milepost 3. Temporary repair completed at milepost 3. Permanent repair for this site is scheduled to begin summer 2018. 
46 Road repaired. 
75 Washout at milepost 4.7. Road was not considered an ERFO site; not repaired.
7605 Washout at milepost 0.4.  Repaired are scheduled to begin summer 2018. 
85 Washouts at milepost 9.2 and 9.4. Damage was not considrered an ERFO site, not repaired.  Will be repaired in future. 

 

Road Repairs for Storm Damage 

To help repair some of our storm-damaged roads, the Forest applied for Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO).  After assessing damage and submitting projects, Federal Highways has approved most projects and awarded repair funds.  Road damage that was not approved as an ERFO site cannot be repaired through this process.  Other funding sources must be found or damage is not repaired.