Many developed recreation sites to reopen, some remain closed; campfire restrictions lifted

Contact(s): Lisa Romano


Corvallis, OR: Many developed recreation sites that were closed following the historic Labor Day wind storm will be reopening at noon on Thursday, September 24.  Downed trees and hanging limbs that created hazards at recreation sites are still being cleaned up; some day use recreation sites, access roads, and campgrounds will remain temporarily closed until further notice. With the reduced fire danger due to cooler, wetter weather, campfire restrictions have been lifted.

"The number of trees and limbs that came down in the storm earlier this month made many of our recreation sites unsafe for visitors," said Robert Sanchez, forest supervisor. "Some of these places, like Cape Perpetua and Drift Creek Falls, were especially hard hit. We appreciate people's patience as we work to clean up these sites and make them safe for everyone to enjoy again."

The recreation sites that will remain temporarily closed are listed below. Some campgrounds that typically close for the season at the end of September will not reopen this season; they are identified below. The closed day use sites will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

Ranger District

Trail

 

Central Coast

Discovery Loop #1387

Temporary Closure

Central Coast

Giant Spruce #1365

Temporary Closure

Central Coast

Gwynn Creek #1371

Temporary Closure

Central Coast

Saint Perpetua #1306

Temporary Closure

Central Coast

Whispering Spruce #1305

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Cascade Head – Rainforest #1310

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Hart’s Cove #1303

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Drift Creek Falls #1378

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Battle Lake #1302

Temporary Closure

 

 

 

Ranger District

Trailhead

 

Central Coast

Cape Perpetua TH

Temporary Closure

Central Coast

Cape Perpetua Giant Spruce Trail TH

Temporary Closure

Central Coast

Cape Perpetua Saint Perpetua TH

Temporary Closure

 

 

Central Coast

                     

 

Cape Perpetua Whispering Spruce TH

 

 

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Battle Lake TH

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Harts Cove TH

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Drift Creek FallsTH

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Pioneer-Indian TH (at Hebo Lake)

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Cascade Head - Rainforest North TH

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Cascade Head - Rainforest South TH

Temporary Closure

 

 

 

Ranger District

Campground

 

Central Coast

Carter Lake

Seasonal Closure

Central Coast

Tahkenitch

Seasonal Closure

Central Coast

Tyee

Seasonal Closure

Central Coast

Waxmyrtle

Seasonal Closure

Central Coast

Marys Peak

Seasonal Closure

Central Coast

North Fork Siuslaw

Seasonal Closure

Central Coast

Central Coast

Rock Creek

Cape Perpetua

Seasonal Closure

Seasonal Closure

Central Coast

Canal Creek – Group Campground

Seasonal Closure

Central Coast

River Edge – Group Campground

Seasonal Closure

Hebo

Castle Rock – Group Campground

Seasonal Closure

 

 

 

Ranger District

Day Use Site

 

Central Coast

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

Temporary Closure

 

 

 

Ranger District

Road

 

Central Coast

Cape Perpetua VC Road #1000519

Temporary Closure

Hebo

Cascade Head Road #1861

Temporary Closure

Before leaving home, visitors must check online or by phone to find out which recreation sites are open; this list will be updated regularly as recreation sites reopen. Travelers should be prepared to find debris and possibly downed trees on lesser used and spur roads and should be aware of possible hazards, such as dangling limbs, in forested areas.

Due to Covid-19, Siuslaw National Forest offices are conducting the majority of public business by phone, email, or through web-based transactions. Members of the public should call to schedule an appointment to conduct any critical in-person business.                   





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