Category Archives: Parks & Recreation Dept.

State seeks input on Nehalem River designation

Comment period closes Oct. 13. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is taking feedback until mid-October on a proposal to add a 17-mile section of the Nehalem River to the state scenic waterways program. A scenic waterway designation helps protect the scenic, natural and recreation value of a section of river by subjecting some activities […]
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Huge crowds fail to materialize along coast, elsewhere for eclipse

But Madras Municipal Airport fills up with 25,000 visitors Bumper-to-bumper traffic on Highway 101? Not a hotel room to be found anywhere in Lincoln County? Not so much. Source: Huge crowds fail to materialize along coast, elsewhere for eclipse | Local | Eugene, Oregon

State holds its breath as Eclipse Madness sets in

‘Oregonians and visitors should also know that state agencies, along with our local, tribal, and federal partners, have extensively planned and are well-coordinated to help make the 2017 total solar eclipse a safe and memorable event.’ Jammed highways. Overwhelmed cell phone services. Empty store shelves. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State holds its breath as […]
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Meetings scheduled to begin planning Wallowas Management Unit

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a pair of public meetings — one in Hermiston and one in Joseph — as the agency prepares to update its master plan for state parks in Wallowa County. Source: Meetings scheduled to begin planning Wallowas Management Unit – Local News – East Oregonian

Oregon Coast Beach Fires Banned, Other Eclipse Closures, Traffic Restrictions

Hot, dry conditions have caused some drastic measures around the state and on the beaches. This and the influx of eclipse watchers is causing a variety of traffic restrictions around the central Oregon coast as well as a rare ban on beach fires. Source: Eclipse Restrictions, Closures on Oregon Coast; Beach Fires Banned

Campfires prohibited on state parks as eclipse looms

As eclipse watchers descend upon Oregon for the big day Monday, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has banned campfires on all state parks — including all Oregon beaches — until further notice. The announcement was made Wednesday, Aug. 16 as a fire safety precaution. Source: Campfires prohibited on state parks as eclipse looms – […]
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Oregon field burning and domestic fire bans until eclipse

Officials are reminding residents and visitors that burning bans will remain in effect until after Monday’s solar eclipse. Oregon Department of Agriculture officials have issued a field burning ban starting Friday that will last until through Monday in order to prevent smoke from disrupting the view of the eclipse. Source: Oregon field burning and domestic fire bans until eclipse

Campfires prohibited in Oregon State Parks, beaches

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department officials are banning all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and beaches starting Wednesday. Open flames restrictions are extended to all properties owned and managed by the department until further notice, according to MG Devereux, department deputy director. Source: Campfires prohibited in Oregon State Parks, beaches

Oregon State Parks warn of dramatic tide shift during eclipse

Oregon State Parks officials are warning anyone headed to the coast for the solar eclipse to not camp on the beach. The state agency reported this week that the new moon on August 21, the same day as the much-anticipated total solar eclipse, will bring with it a very high and very low tide. Source: Oregon State […]
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Oregon solar eclipse meets very high tide: Would-be beach campers beware

The total solar eclipse is set to begin at 9:04 a.m. on the Oregon coast, with full eclipse about 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. One of the big concerns for planners is the very 9.54 high tide the night before the eclipse. The low tide the night of Sunday, Aug. 20, creates a swath of […]
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