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A sockeye salmon, left, swims pass a chinook salmon, center front, and shad, above, at the fish counting window on June 27, 2012, at the Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks, Ore.

Some beloved Oregon state parks staying shuttered through summer due to COVID-19 cuts

June 22, 2020, 8:23am Northwest

EUGENE, Ore. — Eight Oregon state parks and campgrounds, including some of the state’s most iconic places, won’t reopen this summer, due to budget cuts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

After months of being on lockdown, recreationists can finally return to most of their favorite trails in the Columbia River Gorge, and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. However, a few of the more popular and crowded trailheads remain closed.

Take A Hike! Many areas have reopened for foot traffic

After months of being on lockdown, recreationists can finally return to most of their favorite trails in the Columbia River Gorge, and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. However, a few of the more popular and crowded trailheads remain closed.

June 6, 2020, 6:31pm Outdoors

As of May 15, trailheads and access sites were opened all across the region, although many popular sites remain closed out of concern for public safety. Read story

Fishing report, June 4

June 3, 2020, 4:37pm Outdoors

Fishing is free this weekend in Washington and Oregon for residents and non-residents of those states. Read story

Mountain bikers ride the Catch and Release Trail southwest of Bend, Ore.

Tips for mountain biking during pandemic

Mountain bikers ride the Catch and Release Trail southwest of Bend, Ore.

May 31, 2020, 6:00am Life

BEND, Ore. — The trails themselves never closed during the shutdown of public spaces amid the coronavirus pandemic, so in reality, little ever changed for mountain bikers in Central Oregon. Read story

Hikers on the Siouxon Creek Trail to Chinook Falls are in for a treat. A wall of water cascades 50 feet into a shallow pool.

Siouxon Creek Trail offers hikers alternative as Columbia Gorge trails remain closed

Hikers on the Siouxon Creek Trail to Chinook Falls are in for a treat. A wall of water cascades 50 feet into a shallow pool.

May 27, 2020, 7:50pm Latest News

In normal times, some of the Northwest's best waterfalls are just a short drive away. Read story

Some recreational fishing set to reopen in Washington

May 25, 2020, 7:40am Latest News

OLYMPIA — After two months of closures because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns, many of Washington state’s coastal waters are set to reopen for fishing on Tuesday, officials said. Read story

A leader with the group Portland Mountain Rescue raised concerns Sunday that the high number of climbers packing Mount Hood are endangering themselves and the rescue crews who respond when something goes wrong.

Climbers swarm Mount Hood despite coronavirus and poor conditions; rescue team leader sounds alarm

A leader with the group Portland Mountain Rescue raised concerns Sunday that the high number of climbers packing Mount Hood are endangering themselves and the rescue crews who respond when something goes wrong.

May 25, 2020, 7:38am Latest News

A leader with the group Portland Mountain Rescue raised concerns Sunday that the high number of climbers packing Mount Hood are endangering themselves and the rescue crews who respond when something goes wrong. Read story

During the recent fishing closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic the WDFW continued to stock lakes with trout.

Newly reopened trout fishing a boon for Washington anglers

During the recent fishing closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic the WDFW continued to stock lakes with trout.

May 20, 2020, 5:31pm Outdoors

Trout fishing has reopened across the state of Washington, and the fishing has been red hot. Read story

Fishing report, May 21

May 20, 2020, 5:29pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in Southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read story