Season: Open all year, but impenetrable in higher elevations from early fall
to midsummer; area in whole or in part subject to being closed for fire hazard
by executive order; most satisfactory season, July, August, early September.
Administration Offices: North Pacific Regional Headquarters, in charge of all
the forests, Post Office Building, Portland. Individual forest headquarters:
Deschutes, Bend; Fremont, Lakeview; Malheur, John Day; Mount Hood, Ter-
minal Sales Bldg., Portland; Ochoco, Prineville; Rogue River, Medford; Siski-
you, Grants Pass; Siuslaw, Eugene; Umatilla, Pendleton; Umpqua, Roseburg;
Wallowa, Enterprise; Whitman, Baker; Willamette, Salem.
Admission: No registration at entrances, no fees, but all visitors are subject,
within a forest, to rules and regulations of U. S. Forest Service (see below);
photographers, amateur and professional, need no permits; forest rangers and
guards give information.
Transportation: More than 7,600 miles of satisfactory major, secondary, and
forest roads within the areas; improved trail mileage, 12,000; trail system so
well developed that trails lead to all important points of interest.
Accommodations: No hotels under Federal or state control or ownership; forest
camps, shelter, and private resorts are numerous.
Climate, clothing, equipment: Medium-weight clothing adequate for those who
spend their time in private resorts and motorcars; ordinary hiking clothes
sufficient for hikers who spend nights in equipped camps in lower areas; heavy
clothing for hikers in greatest altitudes and heavy clothing and plenty of bedding
for those who camp out; equipment not available within forests.
Medical service: Ordinarily at the CCC camps.
Special regulations: No campfire may be lighted without a permit from the
supervisor or a forest ranger, except in improved camps, which are posted. Burn-
ing matches, tobacco, or lighted material of any kind may not be thrown away
within the forest boundaries; smoking prohibited while traveling in forests in
fire season except on paved or surfaced highways. Fire season begins on May
15 and ends Oct. 1, but may be extended at discretion of state authorities. Camp-
ers must extinguish all fires before breaking camp and may use only dead wood
in campfires; growing trees must not be felled. Forest signs must not be defaced.
State fish and game laws are enforced by forest rangers, all of whom are deputy
game wardens. Sanitary rules must be observed. Campers should carry axe,
shovel, and water container of a gallon or more capacity. Copies of state and
Federal regulations relative to National Forests available from any forest super-
Warning of danger: Always stay on trail while hiking; if lost wait quietly until
rescued or follow water courses to lower country.
Attractions: Motoring, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, mountain climbing;
winter sports in season in high Cascade Mountains.
NEARLY one-half of the state's sixty million acres is forest, compris-
ing one-fourth the standing timber remaining in the United States.