RECREATION / HUNTING INFORMATION -
Get all the latest information about outdoor activities in Southwestern Oregon. You will find useful information about both general recreation in the outdoors, and also information about hunting. It is a big world out there. We help you explore it.
RECREATION INFORMATION -
The Corona virus situation is presenting a reality we have never seen before.
The scope of the impact of it is affecting every single part of our lives. The challenge is going to be great to bring it under control. While that is happening social distancing is going to be key. Having space from other people is important. The virus is spread person to person. Get away from people in groups indoors and you are better off. And this is where living in Southern Oregon offers a GREAT benefit. We are NOT in densely populated urban centers where you must travel hours to get into the outdoors and have social distancing. We literally have it right out our doors, or just a short distance away. Being able to keep your body and mind in a healthy state and environment will be key.
Abandoned Campfires major cause of early season wildfires
Fire Season is in full swing. Lisa Clark at Prineville BLM says they have responded to about 100 fires; all were human-caused and 70% of those were abandoned fires. This has also been the main cause of fires reported on Forest Service and BLM lands in Southwestern Oregon as well. Clark asks that the public use caution when outdoors for your own safety and for the safety of first responders. Emergency personnel are maintaining health standards when responding to fires by limiting the number of people in emergency vehicles. Clark also warns the public to not smoke or park on or near dry grass, as this is a potential fire hazard. For more info, check out Project Wildfire online.
Campfire Extinguishing and safety
Here are some graphics that will show you good tips for extinguishing campfires, and campfire safety.
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
The big thing is the park is open. However, it is in limited operations. One big attraction that will not be open this year are the boat tours. BOTH visior information centers are closed. No ranger tours are open this year. Now, there is still a lot that is open for the season. To get the full rundown on park operations, click here.