More Public Land Closures
More public lands in the Columbia Gorge are being closed. The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing all National Forest System lands within the boundaries of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to public access. That closure means that dispersed use and unofficial “user” trails are also off limits. Developed recreation sites on the Mt. Hood National Forest and Gifford Pinchot National Forest were also closed. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced the closure of all DNR managed lands. Pacific Power is closing most of its recreation sites in Oregon and Washington. A complete list of closures can be found at pacificorp.com.