COVID-19 Travel Information

Take Care Out There in the Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley is a natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers. While many parks and outdoor spaces remain closed due to the devastating events surrounding COVD-19, Gov. Kate Brown has announced the reopening of some state parks and outdoor recreation areas on a trial basis. Remember, non-essential travel is not allowed in Oregon, so while some of these locations are available it’s still important to stay local to your county and community.

Oregon State Parks
As Oregon State parks open up throughout the state, many in the Willamette Valley remain closed or are opening for limited use. Prepare for your outing by checking Oregon's State Park Map for updates on open trails and areas.
Note that limited overnight camping is currently closed and will be available starting June 9th.

Please check the Best Practices, FAQs and Park Status Map before visiting a state park.

Willamette National Forest 

Beginning May 22 select sites and facilities, including day use areas and some limited campgrounds managed by concessionaires, will soon transition into operation. 

Note that some trailheads and day-use areas that are still snow covered will be assessed for opening at a later date. And access to amenities like restrooms, garbage service, and water facilities will be limited. 


During all outings we are asking visitors to respect social distancing guidelines when recreating. Following these guidelines will help take care of your family, neighbors, and our community by preventing disease spread.

If you head out, please take some time to consider:


PREPARE

CARE

PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL IF YOU ARE SICK.
DIFFERENT LAND MANAGERS MAY HAVE DIFFERENT RULES FOR CAMPING, HIKING OR DAY-USE AREAS.
TRY TO LIMIT STOPS AT STORES, FOR FOOD, OR TO WALK THE DOG.
ARRIVE PREPARED SO YOU CAN GET ON THE TRAIL OR WATER AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
STAY ON HIKING TRAILS AT ALL TIMES, PACK THE 10 ESSENTIALS AND WEAR A LIFE JACKET ON THE WATER.
CLOTH FACE COVERINGS AND WASHING YOUR HANDS REGULARLY CAN REDUCE TRANSMISSION.
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