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Corps eases restrictions at additional recreation sites ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Published May 22, 2020
Foster Reservoir

Foster Reservoir

To keep in line with state and federal guidelines, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) is opening several recreation sites at Lost Creek Lake ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Additional recreation sites at The Dalles Lock and Dam will open Wednesday, May 27. 

 “The Corps is excited to offer great recreational opportunities over the Memorial Day weekend.  Our top priority is always a safe recreation experience for all. Remember that the water is still cold in our lakes and rivers.  Please wear your life jackets if recreating on the water.  Our Park Rangers will maintain a 6 ft. distance for your safety and theirs.” said Melissa Rinehart, Portland District chief of natural resource management.

“It may be busy at the parks - please come prepared with needed supplies like hand sanitizer, water and garbage bags.  Have fun, stay safe and enjoy your public lands.”

This updated list is posted to our website at: www.nwp.usace.army.mil/recreation-status

The following sites are only open for day-use.
All visitor centers, campgrounds, playgrounds and group picnic sites remain closed.
Boat-in camping sites are closed.

BONNEVILLE LOCK & DAM
Fort Cascades, Wash.
Hamilton Island, Wash.
North Shore Recreation Area, Wash.
Tanner Creek Recreation Area, Ore.

THE DALLES LOCK & DAM
Avery Park, Wash.
Celilo Park, Ore. - Boat ramp only
Hess Park, Wash.
North Shore Recreation Area, Wash.
Rufus Landing, Ore. – Day-use area opening May 27
Spearfish Park, Wash.
The Wall, Wash. – Day-use area opening May 27

JOHN DAY LOCK & DAM
Cliffs Park, Wash. - Day use only
Giles French Park, Ore. - Day use only
Lepage Park, Ore. - Boat ramp only (Park is closed)
Plymouth Park, Wash. - Boat ramp
Railroad Island Park, Wash.
Rock Creek Park, Wash.
Roosevelt Park, Wash.
Sundale Park, Wash.
Threemile Canyon Park, Ore. – Day-use area

LOST CREEK LAKE
Bridge Hole fishing access
Catfish Cove picnic area
Lewis Road Trailhead
Lost Creek Trailhead
McGregor Park (Day use open, playground area closed)
McGregor Park boat ramp
McGregor Park fishing access
Medco A fishing access
Peyton Bridge Trailhead
Rivers Edge Park (No group use, playground area closed)
Rivers Edge fishing access
Spillway fishing access
Takelma Park and boat ramp
Big Butte Mike Trailhead
William L. Jess Dam Recreation Area

WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Cottage Grove Dam- Lakeside Park and boat ramp, Wilson Creek Park and boat ramp, Riverside Park, Shortridge Park
Dexter Dam - Orchard Park, Middle Fork boat launch, South Shore fishing access
Dorena Dam - Bake Stewart Park, Harms Park
Fall Creek Dam - Tufti Park
Fern Ridge Dam - Jeans Park, Kirk Park, Royal Avenue Park, Shorelane Park
Foster Dam - Andrew S. Wiley Park
Green Peter Dam - Billings Park, Whitcomb Bridge Park
Lookout Point Dam - Meridian Park (boat ramp closed), Signal Point boat ramp

All sites are only open for day-use. Overnight use is not permitted at this time to include any boat-in camping. All visitor centers, playgrounds and group picnic sites remain closed.

Visitors must comply with all park and vehicle rules and recreate responsibly by following safety guidelines to lessen the spread of COVID-19. The Corps encourages the public to continue following state and local guidance.

When recreating, the Corps asks the public to comply with the following guidelines:
• Anyone exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms shall not participate in outdoor recreation activities.
• We may need to close any public park, land, trail or boat ramp if there is reason to believe an unsafe condition exists or social distancing practices are not being adhered to.
• People must recreate locally: Do not travel farther than necessary and do not stay overnight to recreate.
• Parking may be limited, but recreation users must park in designated spots.
• Limit your recreation partners to only those who live within your household unit.
• Always maintain a minimum six-foot social distance from other people in all areas including trailhead and boat ramp locations.
• Utilize facial coverings in any situation where social distancing is not possible.
• Do not gather in groups.
• Be considerate of other park visitors. Public restrooms are only as clean as the last user. Where restrooms are available, they may not have hand sanitizing stations. Bring your own personal protective supplies including hand sanitizer, soap, water, face mask, disinfectant wipes, etc.
• Bring your own food and supplies when possible to help protect others in your community. 
• Wear a personal floatation device (life vest) if you are recreating on the water. At this time, Corps life jacket loaner stations are not available in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Additional information on modifications, closures, or other restrictions related to Portland District managed areas will be announced as soon as changes occur.

Stay up-to-date with Portland District by visiting our website at: www.nwp.usace.army.mil. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @PortlandCorps.
 

For information on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), visit: coronavirus.gov.

Learn more about what the U.S. government is doing here: www.usa.gov/coronavirus

Learn more about what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is doing here: www.usace.army.mil/Coronavirus/.


Contact
Lauren Bennett
503-808-4510
cenwp-pa@usace.army.mil

Release no. 20-054

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