CASCADE LOCKS—Six miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, the paved bicycle and walking path closed for nearly 13 months by the Eagle Creek Fire, have re-opened between John B. Yeon Trailhead and Cascade Locks. The historic highway remains closed between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth, a six mile section, with no timeline yet for re-opening.October 9, 2018 2:20 p.m. read more..
PORTLAND – With the 2018-19 school year underway, it’s also time for all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass that allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas for a full year. Fourth graders can print out a paper voucher for free entry into all federal lands by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov.October 9, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..
October, our first full month of fall, brings colorful leaves, a nip of frost in the air, and very dark skies when the weather is clear. The bright planets Saturn and Mars are visible, but fainter, and Jupiter is sinking toward the sunset this month. However, the bright winter constellations are appearing on the eastern horizon, and the Milky Way is still stunning on dark nights.September 28, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..
CLACKAMAS — With fall Chinook salmon returns to the Columbia River tracking well below preseason predictions, fishery managers announced today the Columbia River from the mouth at Buoy 10 to the Hwy 395 Bridge near Pasco, Washington will close for angling and retention of all salmon and steelhead at 12:01 am Thursday, Sept. 13.September 12, 2018 7:09 a.m. read more..
For anyone who is intrigued with the Pacific Northwest’s majestic peaks, “Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams” offers a first-time, close-up look at Mount Adams through the lens and adventures of author and photographer Darryl Lloyd.September 7, 2018 2:40 p.m. read more..
The public is invited to tour a new education center and four cabins at Cottonwood Canyon State Park from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 18. The grand opening celebration will include presentations, a ribbon cutting and a tour of the new facilities, which include a 1,500-square foot Experience Center that will serve as a classroom for outdoor education and a reservable event space.September 7, 2018 1:51 p.m. read more..
The combination of cooling water temperatures in the Columbia River and a river-wide steelhead retention closure have allowed managers to re-open fishing in the closed area adjacent to the mouth of the Deschutes River effective Thursday, Sept. 6.September 7, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..
Steelhead retention in the Columbia River and lower John Day River closed effective Monday, Aug. 27 through the end of the year due to poor returns. The states of Oregon and Washington decided to close the retention fishery after the run size was downgraded from a preseason forecast of 182,000 to 110,000 adult summer steelhead on Monday.August 28, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..
A pilot program that will offer discounted rates for electrical and full-hookup RV campsites is now available at selected Oregon state parks during September and October. Campers will be able to apply an online code to receive a $7 discount off the nightly RV campsite rate, bringing the current rate from $24-33 down to $17-26.August 24, 2018 2:28 p.m. read more..
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