Change in Hood River County Forest Closures

Due to the recent weather change and reduced fire danger, the Hood River County Board of Commissioners has rescinded the County Forest and Forest Road Closure effective at noon on Tuesday 9/19/17. The County forest, forest roads, and forest trails will again be open for public use. All County trails remain closed to motorized use. Non-motorized trail use will be allowed.

Keep in mind that a fire line was constructed across the Northwest Area as protection from the fire. Portions of the fire line were constructed along existing forest roads and trails. The line is currently in a dangerous, rough condition, has unstable tread, and is not safe for public use. Please stay off the fire line until further notice. Forestry Department staff will post signage and close some NW Area trails and gates in order to restrict access to the fire line.

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