Active Advisories

Jan 3, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Due to the anticipated replacement of the restroom facility, regular restroom amenities for campgrounds 2 and 3 may not be available between April 1 through May 18, 2018.

Restrooms are available in campgrounds 4 and 5 during this time.

Dec 29, 2017 until further notice

Due to construction work, Eagle's Nest Trail is temporarily closed until further notice.

Dec 26, 2017 until further notice

Lincoln Hills Road is temporarily closed at various times during the winter months due to inclement weather and icy road conditions.  During these times of road closure, the main campground can be accessed from Walker Road.   Cheatham Road will also be closed during these times.  The boat launch area is also closed.   The visitor center is open during the week and closed on the weekends.

All other areas of the park would remain open under normal off-season operations, unless otherwise noted.

Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018

Because of freeze-thaw cycles and extended wet conditions historically experienced during this time period, the equestrian trail in Gans Creek Wild Area is closed Nov. 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. The trail remains open to hikers. Bicycles and other mechanized equipment are not allowed in the wild area.

Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018

Several of the modern restrooms at trailheads with this amenity have been winterized and closed for the season. It is anticipated those will reopen April 1, 2018. All vault toilets will remain open over winter. Additionally, portable toilets have been placed at several of the winterized trailheads as a convenience to trail users.

Below is a list of trailheads with restrooms that remain open, and a list of trailheads with restrooms that are closed.


Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018

Rough areas, minor debris and downed trees can occur at any time on any section of the trail due to weather variations.  Staff and equipment could be encountered on the trail as clean up or repairs are completed. During winter months, snow and ice are not removed from the trail or trailheads so extra caution may be needed. All users should be alert to these possible conditions when on the trail and should never go around fenced off closures.

Nov 1, 2017 until further notice

The following areas are temporarily closed due to flood damage:

-- Mudlick Hollow Area of Mudlick Trail System - other areas of the trail system are open with the possibility of encountering minor obstacles
-- Big Creek primitive backpack camp
-- Shut-Ins Gate Rd. (past Cabin 1) open to foot traffic only

The trail access from the Equestrian Campground is open with some minor obstacles in southern most portions. 

Oct 26, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018

Drinking fountains in public day use areas are turned off for the winter season. Drinking water is still available in the restrooms at the visitor center and at a frost-free spigot at the maintenance area.

Oct 26, 2017 until further notice

The bike crossing at the pond spillway on White Connector 2 of the White River Valley Trail System currently is closed due to erosion. Trail users will need to use the stepping stones to cross the spillway.

Oct 3, 2017 until further notice

The Oumessourit Wetland Boardwalk trail is temporarily closed due to damage and sediment issues resulting from Spring-Branch Creek rerouting during a flash flood event.  This trail runs through the Oumessourit Natural Area and wetland which requires special consideration during the planning and repair process.

Sep 8, 2017 until further notice

The campground boat ramp is temporarily closed due to low water levels. 
The boat ramps on U highway and 107 remain open.

Sep 8, 2017 until further notice

The following areas are currently affected by flood or storm damage and not...

Aug 29, 2017 until further notice

Trail users are advised to exercise caution in the listed areas due to washouts and rough trail surface.

-- MM 262.9 at Pleasant Hill to MM 250 west of Medford
-- MM 216.5 at Windsor to MM 227 at Leeton

Jul 31, 2017 until further notice

Due to the reduced weight limit, RVs, travel trailers, buses, and 5th wheels are no longer permitted to use the Bramwell entrance to the park. Visitors with these vehicles must use either the main entrance from Hwy 64 or the south entrance from Hwy OO. 

Jun 30, 2017 until further notice

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