Tuesday, June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020

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Swift Forest camping, more Lewis River day-use areas to open

Pacific Power to open Cougar, Cresap Bay Parks


Beginning Friday, Swift Forest Camp will be available for both camping and day use and the Cougar and Cresap Bay Parks will open for day use only.

Reservations are required for camping at Swift and can be made online. Camping at other Lewis River parks remains closed until further notice.

These new openings come three weeks after the May 5 reopening of most day use recreation areas along Pacific Power’s Lewis River reservoirs east of Woodland. Visitors are able to access boat ramps and day use areas, but COVID-19 social distances measures will remain in force.

Restroom maintenance and personal hygiene supplies may be limited in both day use and camping areas. Some park features such as playground equipment will remain closed.

Camping at Cresap Bay, Cougar, and Beaver Bay Parks remains closed until further notice.

On the Lewis River, the following sites will be open as of May 22 with limited maintenance.

• Merwin Park

• Saddle Dam Equestrian Parking

• Merwin Hatchery Boat Ramp

• Lewis River Hatchery

• Cedar Creek Ramp Access

• Johnson Creek Access

• Speelyai Park

• Yale Park

• Eagle Cliff Park

• Beaver Bay Park (Day Use Only)

• Swift Forest Camp (Camping and Day Use)

• Cresap Bay Park (Day use Only)

• Cougar Park (Day use Only)