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.
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- Road Conditions
- River Hazards
- Public Notices
- Winter Recreation
Explore Recreation Opportunities on the Forest
- Explore the Detroit Ranger District
- Explore the Sweet Home Ranger District
- Explore the McKenzie River Ranger District
- Explore the Middle Fork Ranger District
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.
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)
Sweet Home Ranger District (US Highway 20)
McKenzie River Ranger District (Hwy 126)
Middle Fork Travel Ranger District (Hwy 58)
Inflatables (i.e. air mattresses, pool toys and inner tubes) are not designed for river please avoid using these devices for river recreation.
Fire Information: Wildfire activity on the Willamette National Forest ranging from fire danger levels, public use restrictions, and official closures.
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.
Alerts & Warnings
- FIRE CLOSURES: Wiley, Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- ACTIVE FIRES: Petes Lake, Lookout, Bedrock, etc.
- Public Use Restrictions (Fire Restrictions) in Effect
- Prescribed burn planned in McKenzie Sept. 22
- Forest Road 46 open from Detroit to Estacada for summer
- Road NF-1993 across Cougar Dam closed for construction June 5-Sept. 28, 2023