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Category: national forests
August 29, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Flash-flood worries close campground near Leavenworth, while campfire restrictions eased

On the brink of the Labor Day weekend, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has closed the popular Tumwater Campground, off Highway 2 nine miles northwest of Leavenworth, because of predicted rains and the potential for flash floods this weekend. The closure was effective as of noon Friday. The campground will remain closed for the season. The campground…

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Comments | Topics: Chiwaukum Creek fire, Labor Day weekend, Leavenworth camping

July 2, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Your holiday weekend campfire (in a campground) is safe (so far)

The good news: So far, your Independence Day weekend campfire in a designated campground with fire rings is not in danger of being banned. But crackdowns are starting in dry areas east of the Cascades. In the past few days, these fire restrictions have been announced: No burning is allowed on state Department of Natural Resources-protected lands east…

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Comments | Topics: burn bans, campfire ban, campfires

April 2, 2014 at 3:36 PM

National-forest recreation pass now sold online

Getting ready to head to the hills as the snow melts? The U.S. Forest Service now sells its one-day recreation pass for Washington and Oregon national forests online   – and a pass is required for parking at many trailheads and Forest Service sites. The National Forest Recreation ePass is being sold online, as of April 1,  through…

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Comments | More in national forests, recreation pass | Topics: Discover Your Northwest, U.S. Forest Service