SALEM, Ore -- Starting Monday, May 11th you are not allowed to camp in any Oregon state forests managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry until further notice. ODF says sanitation issues have made the areas unsafe.
The department says trash and human waste has accumulated in these areas creating health and safety hazards. Crews are going to be cleaning up these areas so they are safe again. ODF is expecting this to take weeks. Forest roads and trails are still open.
The closures apply to these state forests:
- Sun Pass
- All other lands managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry
“We have strived to continue to allow as much access to Oregon’s state forests as possible while ensuring everyone’s safety, including our staff,” State Forester Peter Daugherty said. “Unfortunately, the current conditions are hazardous to the public and our employees. We appreciate the public’s understanding and look forward to reopening these areas as soon as we can safely do so.”
If you have any questions please reach out to the ODF Public Affairs Specialist: Jason Cox 503-945-7427 email@example.com