Recreation

Tillamook, Clatsop State Forest recreational sites begin to reopen

The Four County Point Trailhead on May 10, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Several campsites and recreation areas in the Tillamook State Forest are reopening after an extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.  The Tillamook State Forest’s recreation team moved forward on May[Read More…]

New Year’s ‘first day’ hikes, whale watching at state parks altered due to COVID-19

The entrance to Stub Stewart State Park. Photo: Chas Hundley Two Oregon New Year’s Day traditions are being altered this year due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The annual First Day Hikes event, started by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) in 2012, will take place without[Read More…]

State Parks system to close Monday, ODF, ODF&W sites to close overnight camping

The Gales Creek Campground. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon . . . You have reached content available exclusively to Gales Creek Journal digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. We rely on subscribers to keep the lights on in our independent newsroom. Join[Read More…]

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