Alerts & Notices

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest FAQs about COVID-19 Closures

The state announced it is reopening its recreation sites. Why will it take the Forest Service longer?

Will all developed recreation sites reopen by the end of May?

Will all campgrounds be opened by the end of May?

Will permittee-managed sites, such as ski-area amenities or vendor-managed lodges and campsites reopen?

What is closed on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest?

What if toilets or restrooms are not open or available in the forest?

What is a developed recreation site?

Can I disperse camp?

Have you closed forest roads?

What about my favorite activity that is essential to me?

What if I stick to the backcountry where there’s hardly anybody?

I just want to go for a walk in the woods - is that really so bad? I need some fresh air!

Why have you closed so many sites?

Have you closed logging/timber operations during this time?

How long will this closure last?

What will happen if people go into the closed areas?

Can I still get a forest products/mushroom/firewood permit?

I had a campground/rental reservation for this time. Will I get my money back?

Will the Forest still be doing prescribed fire this spring?

Are other national forests closing sites?