Willamette National Forest Offices Close for National Day of Mourning on Dec. 5 in honor of President George H. W. Bush

Springfield, OR (Dec. 4, 2018) -- The Willamette National Forest Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices will close Wednesday, December 5, as a mark of respect for George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States.


Normal business hours will resume Thursday, December 6.


If you plan to visit, please follow “Leave No Trace” principles:

  • Plan ahead and prepare

  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces

  • Dispose of waste properly

  • Leave what you find

  • Minimize campfire impacts

  • Respect wildlife

  • Be considerate of other visitors

Know before you go.  Check the weather forecast and be prepared for seasonal fluctuations, including rain and the potential for flash floods. Use good judgment and basic safety precautions when hiking, fishing or camping in the Forest. Although fire danger is decreased, campfire safety and prevention is always a priority. Never leave a campfire unattended, and make sure coals are cold to the touch before leaving the area.


For updates, visit our website at www.fs.usda.gov/willamette, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @willamettenf.