PacifiCorp reopening Lewis River recreation sites as fire danger eases

COUGAR, Wash. — With the area’s major fires no longer posing an immediate threat, PacifiCorp Sept. 22 reopened its camping, day use and boat launch sites along the Lewis River reservoirs.

Remaining closed are the 15,000 acres of land adjacent to the reservoirs that PacifiCorp manages for wildlife habitat and are usually open for hunting.

Open for use are Merwin Park, Speelyai Park, Cresap Bay Park and Campground, Yale Park, Beaver Bay Park and Campground, Swift Forest Camp, and Eagle Cliff Park.  PacifiCorp access sites to the Lower Lewis River are also open with the exception of Cedar Creek which is under construction.

Cougar Campground closed after Labor Day and will not reopen until next spring. Please be aware that due to construction of facility upgrades at Swift Forest Camp, the picnic area will be closed, and the boat launch will have a weekday closure until Oct. 4. A full closure of the boat ramp is then scheduled Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.

If you have any questions, please call our recreation line at 503-813-6666.