Know Before You Go: Current Conditions

We want your visit to the Willamette National Forest to be enjoyable and safe. Please be aware that weather and road conditions can change very rapidly, and plan your trip accordingly. For additional updates follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We love to hear from you! If you want to report road, trail or campground conditions, or to let us know about your visit, please contact us.


Explore Recreation Opportunities on the Forest


Campground conditions are listed under the recreation conditions report. Many campground and cabin reservations can be reserved online at or phone 1.877.444.6777.


There are over 500 trails on the Willamette National Forest from short day hikes to backpacks in the wilderness. We update individual trails if conditions change. View our hiking trails here.


Central Cascade Wilderness Permits are required for all overnight use in the Three Sisters, Mt. Washington, and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness areas from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last Friday in September. Some trailheads require this permit for day use as well. Learn more about the Central Cascades Wilderness Permit system here and make sure to review Wilderness rules and regulations before traveling.

Road Conditions

Only roads that have known closures, delays or hazards are reported. If you have questions about specific roads not listed, please contact the appropriate ranger station. View forest road conditions.


Area weather report from the National Weather Service. The Willamette National Forest spans a large area. Look for the weather report closest to your planned activity.

Detroit Ranger District (US Highway 22)

Detroit Ranger Station
Santiam Pass (including snow levels)

Sweet Home Ranger District (US Highway 20)

Sweet Home Ranger Station
Santiam Pass (including snow levels)

McKenzie River Ranger District (Hwy 126)

McKenzie River Travel Corridor 

Middle Fork Travel Ranger District (Hwy 58)

Willamette Pass (including snow levels)

River Hazard Warnings

Inflatables (i.e. air mattresses, pool toys and inner tubes) are not designed for river please avoid using these devices for river recreation. 

Oregon State Marine Board Reported Obstructions Alerts

USGS Current Conditions for Oregon: Streamflow

Current Fire Conditions

Fire Information: Wildfire activity on the Willamette National Forest ranging from fire danger levels, public use restrictions, and official closures.

Winter Recreation

Santiam Pass and Willamette Pass are the main winter recreation areas for winter sports on the forest. 

Sno-Park conditions are listed under the recreation conditions report.

Snow levels for sites across Oregon from the Natural Resources Conservation Services Snotel website can be found here.


  • Explore the Forest

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