Due to the extreme risk of fire, fire danger, lack of resources
(HOOD RIVER, Ore) — Due to the extreme risk of fire, fire danger, lack of resources to fight additional fires and in the interest of public safety, the County Forest Manager recommended the closure of all Hood River County Forestland, Forest Roads, and Forest Trails to all recreational use until further notice.
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners approved the recommendation on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, just after 6:00 pm.
Landowners with private holdings will be issued permits by the Forest Manager.
Some areas will be a passive closure and gate closures will be optional.
However, temporary road closure signage will be placed in areas that may have an imminent threat of fire spread from area fires including these roads, Post Canyon, Riordan Hill, Binns Hill, Kingsley, Lovers Lane, Deadpoint and Greenpoint will all be closed.
No use of county trails will be allowed by foot, bicycle, or any other means.
Notices will begin to be posted on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, and the areas will be patrolled.