Mount Hood National Forest


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Mount Hood National Forest

Address:16400 Champion Way
Sandy, OR 97055

Phone:503-668-1700
Fax:503-668-1794
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood
Size: 1,067,043 acres.
Location:In the Cascade Mountain Range of northwestern Oregon. Accessible by US 26 and 35. Nearby cities/towns include Gresham, Hood River, and Portland.
Facilities:83 campgrounds, 1 cabin, 20 day-use sites, trails (1,000 miles), winter sports area, lookout tower, scenic drives, hot springs.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting, OHV riding, mountain climbing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing, berry picking, mushroom collecting.
Special Features:189,200 acres of designated wilderness, featuring Mount Hood Wilderness, which includes the mountain's peak and upper slopes, and Olallie Scenic Area, a remote lake basin. Other points of interest include Timberline Lodge (built in 1937 high on Mount Hood), Lost Lake, Trillium Lake, Timothy Lake, Rock Creek Reservoir, and portions of the Old Oregon Trail including Barlow Road.

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Presentation of the Mount Hood National Forest Quarter and Coin Exchange
Gary Larsen, Forest Supervisor, Mount Hood National Forest
More information about Mount Hood National Forest can be found at:
A digital image of the Mount Hood National Forest quarter is available at: http://www.
The image on the reverse of the Mount Hood National Forest quarter depicts a view of Mount Hood with Lost Lake in the foreground.
The "Oregon Treasures" proposal would have an impact on the Mount Hood National Forest, adding 6,500 acres of wilderness designation, 79.
Farther east in the Mount Hood National Forest - where fallen trees, washouts and mudslides were expected - officials urged visitors to delay trips into the woods.
10, and the bag limit is one antlerless elk in the following areas: Alsea, McKenzie and Stott Mount units; that portion of Indigo Unit in the Willamette River drainage (includes the middle fork of the Willamette River, Brice, Sharp, Mosby and Lost creeks, and the Big and Little Rivers); and portions of Santiam Unit within Linn and Marion counties, excluding Mount Hood National Forest land in Marion County.
One bill moved forward Wednesday by the House committee would set aside 77,000 acres of the Mount Hood National Forest as wilderness.
The National Weather Service on Monday issued a "fire weather watch" from late tonight through Thursday evening in areas that include the Willamette and Mount Hood national forests.
The deadline is July 13 to propose improvements in the Willamette and Mount Hood national forests under the Payments-to-Counties program.
The Willamette and Mount Hood national forests have funding from the National Scenic Byways grant program to complete a new corridor plan, interpretive plan and design guide for the 220-mile federally designated route extending from Estacada to Westfir.