Timberland Closed Due to Extreme Fire Danger
[8/23/2013 update] Mt. Hood National Forest also announces closures. Read more for details.
[9/3/2013 update] Scappoose/Rocky Point Trails SOUTH are now open but NORTH is closed due to road work in progress.
All Longview Timberlands/Weyerhaeuser private forest lands are closed to public access until this ban is lifted. Please respect their signage, and even if you do not see a sign, it is still closed. If you see a sign that has been damaged or removed, please notify our trail steward email@example.com. Please pass the word to your friends.
"It is the public’s responsibility to know whose property they are on."
In addition to Longview Timberlands/Weyerhaeuser, the land managed by Stevenson Land Company, Broughton Lumber Company, SDS, Hancock Forest Management, Kreps Ranch LLC , Kreps Family LLC and American Forest Management, Inc. are closing their lands to public entry effective 8-3-2013 until further notice. The closure is taking place because of extreme fire danger. The closure is for lands in Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima and Hood River and Wasco counties. Total lands closed are approximately 200,000 acres.
These properties will remain closed to all public entry until Washington State Department of Natural Resources determines the fire danger rating of Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is reduced to IFPL 1. Security patrols have been assigned to strictly enforce the closure.
Mt. Hood National Forest has announced the following closures:
The following campgrounds are closed: Knebal Springs, Lower Eight Mile Crossing, Eight Mile, and Gibson Prairie. Five Mile Lookout is also closed.
The following major trails are closed:
- Surveyors Ridge # 688 both south and north trailheads
- Eightmile Loop #496
- Knebal Springs # 474
- Bottle Prairie #455
- North-South #451
- Oak Ridge #688A
- Dog River #675
- Zig Zag #678
Forest Roads 17, 1720, 4430 and all their associated spur roads are closed along with and all other National Forest System Roads and minor trails within the closure area depicted on a map posted on InciWeb.org at http://inciweb.org/incident/maps/3662/