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Outdoors Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15 Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15
Beginning next winter, the park will collect a $10 per vehicle fee for visitors coming to enjoy the winter scenery and recreational opportunities. The park has always been authorized to charge fees in the winter, but has not done so in the past. Keeping the park open in the winter is very expensive, and it is hoped that the winter fee might help repair and maintain facilities that are subject to extreme wear and tear when kept open during the severe conditions encountered at the park in winter. Entrance stations will not be open, but visitors will be asked to stop at the visitor center to voluntarily submit the winter fee.
Outdoors Razor clamming closed along entire Oregon Coast Razor clamming closed along entire Oregon Coast
Razor clamming is closed along the entire Oregon Coast due to elevated levels of domoic acid, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday.
Outdoors ODFW collecting rainbow trout for pilot study at Diamond Lake ODFW collecting rainbow trout for pilot study at Diamond Lake
Starting Monday, biologists will use two gill nets set for several hours each of three nights. A maximum of 250 trout will be collected and sampled this year as part of the pilot study. Gill netting is typically lethal so trout will be donated to local food banks, says the ODFW.
Outdoors What's happening this year at Crater Lake National Park What's happening this year at Crater Lake National Park
Major road and parking lot improvements, a possible Sister City agreement with China, the Crater Lake Lodge's 100th anniversary, the National Park Service's 2016 Centennial, expanded vehicle-free days and creation of a possible Crater Lake symphony are among many projects at a busy Crater Lake National Park slated for this season.
Outdoors Triple rainbow? What does it mean? Triple rainbow? What does it mean?
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When one (or two) rainbows just won't do, head to Orcas Island during a rain storm.
Outdoors Public input needed for hunting regulation changes Public input needed for hunting regulation changes
Increasing spring turkey tags, creating a “cougar target area” in Douglas County, and mandatory reporting are just a few topics to be discussed at the annual hunting regulations meeting Tuesday, May 5.
Outdoors Campgrounds on Diamond Lake open early Campgrounds on Diamond Lake open early
Unseasonably warm weather and low snow pack has created early recreational opportunities on the Umpqua National Forest. According to staff at Diamond Lake Resort, 1978 was the last year with weather this warm so early in the spring.