All Campgrounds are now closed for the 2020 season.
(See news release below)Olallie Lake Resort (cabins, store and boat rentals) and all campgrounds in the area will close Sunday, 9/6/20, at 10:00am in preparation from the possiblity of the Lionshead fire reaching the Olallie Lake Scenic Area due to strong east winds later in the day into Monday.
Forest Service NEWS RELEASE
Release Date: September 8, 2020
The local area remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched thin across the region and nation. Due to these conditions, the Mt. Hood National Forest is temporarily closing to public access. This includes developed campgrounds, dispersed camping, day use areas, wilderness areas, and all forest roads and trails.
This closure goes into effect at 6:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. This is a temporary closure to protect public and firefighter safety and health. People in the process of evacuating the forest are exempt from the order.
Extreme fire weather has caused rapid growth of fires, and new ignitions have strained all resources for the forest and region. Nationally, and within Oregon, firefighting resources are operating at maximum capacity resources severely limited. While the forest has been under fire restrictions, we still see unattended and abandoned campfires across the forest, heightening the risk to firefighters, the public, and wildlife.
?At this time, with extreme fire danger, multiple wildfire growing, and new wildfires igniting and multiple evacuations, it?s simply not safe to visit,? said Forest Supervisor Richard Periman. ?Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time of extreme fire threat.?
It is critical that forest visitors follow this important closure for their own safety and the safety of our firefighters. Residents are encouraged to ?follow? their local county sheriff?s department Facebook pages and websites for information about evacuation safety.
More information about fires on the Mt. Hood National forest at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/
The Willamette National Forest also has a forest closure in effect. For information visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/
As of 8/4/20 ALL of Mt Hood National Forest is in a Fire Ban
FOREST ORDER NO. 06-06-00-20-04
Mt Hood National Forest Campfire Prohibition
1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire, including a charcoal fire or pellet
fire. This includes all general forest areas and developed campgrounds. 36 CFR 261.52(a)
? Portable cooking stoves and lanterns using liquefied or bottled fuel are permissible.
2. Violating any state law concerning burning, fires, or which is for the purpose of preventing or restricting the spread of fires. 36 CFR 261.52 (k)
Olallie Lake Scenic Area and COVID-19 (Opening Dates are Below)
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own hygiene supplies (including hand sanitizer, soap and toilet paper).
Please help us by maintaining social distancing (6 feet from others), wait 6 feet away when needed for others to pass (including on the dock), wear a mask when in the store and wash hands often with water and soap!! With the help of everyone we hope to have a safe and relaxing time in the great outdoors this summer. Thank you for all your support!!
For the 2020 summer season Olallie Lake Resort is pleased to be the permit holder to manage all the campgrounds in the Olallie Lake Scenic Area. The campgrounds have a total of 97 sites and are located within four miles of the resort. There is a picnic table and campfire ring at every campsite. There are outhouse/s located in each of the campground areas. All campsites are rented on a first come first serve basis. We cannot take reservations for campsites!
2020 Season Opening and Closing Dates:
Paul Dennis Campground: June 12, 2020 to September 9th
Camp 10 Campground: June 19, 2020 to September 9th
Peninsula Campground: June 19, 2020 to September 9th
Olallie Meadow, Triange and Lower Campgrounds: CLOSED for 2020
Horseshoe Campground: July 10, 2020 to September 9th
Quiet Time: Most people visit the Olallie Lake Scenic area to get away from noise! Quiet hours in all campgrounds is 10PM to 6AM. If you want to play music or a radio anytime from 6AM to 10PM, please do not play it load enough for others to hear. Thank you!
The rates will remain the same as last year:
Single Family Site
|Double Family Site||$25.00|
|Extra Vehicle Charge||$5.00 each|
1 Vehicle included with each single site
2 Vehicles included with each double site
To reserve the Olallie Lake Guard Station Cabin, please visit Reserve America
?This institution is an equal opportunity service provider and employer, which operates under a special use permit issued by the Mt. Hood National Forest, USDA Forest Service.?