Mt. Hood National Forest Reopening


The Mt. Hood National Forest is reopening most developed day-use and trailhead sites to recreational users beginning Friday May 29, 2020. Forest staff are pleased to return to fieldwork and begin welcoming back visitors to developed recreation sites.

Several sites will not open immediately, including most campgrounds. These sites will open slowly as they are assessed for public and employee safety. Recreation managers are coordinating with campground concessionaires, completing spring maintenance, and training seasonal staff in preparation for opening sites.

For a complete list of open and closed recreation sites, please check the Mt. Hood National Forest’s website: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mthood/conditions

"We are looking forward to reopening many previously closed areas on the forest, while prioritizing the health and safety of the public and employees,” said Richard Periman, Mt. Hood National Forest Supervisor. “We’re asking the public to be prepared, be respectful of others, and recreate responsibly.”

Some facilities, such as vault bathrooms, may not be maintained daily. It is recommended that all visitors be prepared to provide for their own sanitation and be as self-contained as possible while recreating.

Enjoy your public lands and please remember to respect all closures, recreate responsibly, and practice social distancing. Please help keep the outdoors healthy by following these easy guidelines from Tread Lightly!: https://www.treadlightly.org/tread-lightly-at-a-distance.

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