Public Access

PORT BLAKELY FORESTLANDS PUBLIC ACCESS STATUS

UPDATE 7/29/2021 - Port Blakely forestlands in Washington are currently open for non-motorized access, subject to change without notice. Much of our land in Oregon remains closed while our staff and contractors focus on fire recovery. Oregon areas open for public walk-in access are marked in the chart below.
Visiting Port Blakely Property

We have a long tradition of welcoming the public to our private forestlands for recreation, and our policies have been refined over the years to address safety, operation, and environmental concerns. Please review our policies before visiting and exercise good judgment, for your safety and the safety of others.

While our lands offer many recreational opportunities, they are not parks and not publicly owned. Please be considerate and respectful of these lands and other users so that we can continue to keep our lands open to the public.

  • Please abide by the signage restrictions; where no sign is posted, no public access is allowed.
  • Please observe all state hunting and fishing regulations.
  • Please don’t block the gates. Vehicles blocking gates will be towed.
  • Please do not cut firewood, remove brush, or any other forest products.
  • Please don’t damage trees, roads, gates, or equipment, or engage in any form of construction.
  • Help us keep our forests healthy by keeping bikes and horses on roads only.
  • Please pack your trash out with you.
  • Help us keep an eye out—report vandalism, garbage dumping, and other offenses by calling (360) 570-1992.
Road access is subject to change without notice.

While we try to keep our gates and entrances posted with current information, access and road restrictions can and do change without notice. Motorized vehicles are generally prohibited though you are welcome to walk in. Bicycles and horses are welcome, provided you use established roadways. Always stay alert for authorized vehicles traveling these roadways. While public access may be restricted at times, Port Blakely employees are allowed motorized access on all Port Blakely lands as a benefit of employment.

Regardless of status shown below or on gate signage, Port Blakely lands are automatically closed to public access during a Red Flag Warning, Fire Weather Watch, or Excessive Heat Watch event.

A Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch/Excessive Heat Watch is a fire weather warning issued by the local National Weather Service. It indicates that the day's weather conditions will contribute to extreme fire behavior if a brush fire does start.

We do this to protect our forests and because most wildland fires are caused by people. Public agencies collect firefighting expenses from those responsible for starting a wildfire, including recreational visitors.

How do I know if there is a weather Watch or Warning?

Many mobile weather apps will have alerts or you can view the National Weather Service alert page (click on map for specific warnings).

To learn more about fire danger, check these Forestry Agency websites:

  • In Washington, the Department of Natural Resources has a page about fire danger.
  • In Oregon, the Department of Forestry has a page about restrictions and closures.
State Road Vehicle Use Walk-in
Oregon Grimm Rd. (Permanent Closure)
Closed
Closed
Oregon Fernwood Rd. (Permanent Closure)
Closed
Closed
Oregon Munson Rd. (Permanent Closure)
Closed
Closed
Oregon Viola/Mosier Block: Redland Rd., West side of Fellows Rd., Ridge Rd., Mosier Rd.
Closed
Open
Oregon Howards Mill/Windy City Block
Closed
Open
Oregon Seed Orchard Block, Unger Rd., Sheckley Rd.
Closed
Open
Oregon Hunter Rd., Cox Rd., Bee Hill Rd., Schieffer Rd., Partridge Rd., Engstrom Rd.
Closed
Open
Oregon Lands north of the intersection of Maple Grove Rd. and Sawtell Rd.
Closed
Open
Washington Cispus 300
Open
Open
Washington Cispus 340 line
Closed
Open
Washington Winston Creek 100 line
Closed
Open
Washington Winston Creek 200 line
Closed
Open
Washington Landers Creek 400 line
Closed
Open
Washington P 1000 line (Peterman Hill)
Closed
Open
Washington Falls Road 200
Open
Open
Oregon Scatter Creek at Case Rd. (access is subject to WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife access point status)
Closed
Open
Washington Hwy 108 to the railroad (Permanent Closure)
Closed
Closed
Activities

The following table shows which activities are allowed on US Forestry property, in accordance with the signage posted at gates and other access points. When no signs are posted, all public access is restricted. If you wish to conduct an activity that is not listed or requires a permit, you may inquire about permission by calling our office at (360) 570-1992.

Walking/Hiking
Walking/Hiking
Allowed
Camp Fires or Other Fires
Camp Fires or Other Fires
Prohibited
Hunting & Fishing
Hunting & Fishing
Allowed
Target Shooting
Target Shooting
Prohibited
Camping
Camping
Prohibited
Horse Use on Roads
Horse Use on Roads
Allowed
Biking on Roads (non-motorized)
Biking on Roads (non-motorized)
Allowed
Biking Off-Road
Biking Off-Road
Prohibited
Berry Picking
Berry Picking
Allowed
Mushroom Picking
Mushroom Picking
Allowed
Brush Picking
Brush Picking
By Permit
Bird/Wildlife Watching
Bird/Wildlife Watching
Allowed
Removal of Fossils, Artifacts, or Minerals
Removal of Fossils, Artifacts, or Minerals
Prohibited
Driving Trucks, Cars, or Motorcycles
Driving Trucks, Cars, or Motorcycles
Prohibited
Driving ATVs or ORVs
Driving ATVs or ORVs
Prohibited
Wood Cutting for Personal Use
Wood Cutting for Personal Use
By Permit
Group Events
Group Events
By Permit
Dumping of Trash or Debris
Dumping of Trash or Debris
Prohibited