Scappoose 2012.10.20 update: North Side Open

Latest Update: North Side of Rocky Point Road, aka Scappoose, is now open.  The area is open for hunting also, so please wear bright orange and don’t act like a deer.  The South Side of Rocky Point is still CLOSED. If you would like specific e-mail updates for Scappoose  please send an email to AndyC@nw-trail.org with ‘scappose mail list’ in the subject  Thank you.

 

(Revised 2012.10.12 to reinforce that the Scappoose/Rocky Point Road property of Longview Timberland (LT) is still closed to public access, but recent rains have opened other LT property in Oregon/Washington.)

The latest from Longview Timberland:

"Rocky Point trails on both the North Side and South Side are still closed to public access, but with recent rains Longview Timberland has opened their other properties to walk-in recreational use, we will update you when changes occur 10-12-2012."

There are active timber harvest operations occurring on BOTH the north and south side of Rocky Point Rd that are expected to continue through the end of the 2012 calendar year.  During this time, LT property on both sides of the road are closed to all public access, including recreational cycling.  Please do not trespass on the property during this period of active timber operations.

Thanks for your cooperation, as cyclists, to help maintain our access to the LT property trails. 

Tom Slovak / Andy Jansky
NWTA

thanks

hey thanks for the heads up so people don't get stuck with no where to ride after driving out there, although I can never figure out how a mountain bike can start a forest fire...

North Side of Rocky Point

North Side of Rocky Point Road, aka Scappoose, is now open.  The area is open for hunting also, so please wear bright orange and don’t act like a deer.  The South Side of Rocky Point is still CLOSED. If you would like specific e-mail updates for Scappoose  please send an email to AndyC@nw-trail.org with ‘scappose mail list’ in the subject  Thank you.

South side

 

From the letter below it looked like the south side was opening up.  I'm just curious about what happened.
 
 
Scappoose/Longview Trails Closed Until Further Notice

As of September 10, 2012, ALL LT property is CLOSED to public access-- due to extreme fire danger-- until significant rain occurs.  All users, all LT property.
 

Also, even after significant rain, there are active timber harvest operations occurring on BOTH the north and south side of Rocky Point Rd that are expected to continue through the end of the 2012 calendar year.  During this time, LT property on both sides of the road are closed to all public access, including recreational cycling.  Please do not trespass on the property during this period of active timber operations.

Thanks for your cooperation, as cyclists, to help maintain our access to the LT property trails

 

***9/21/2011, Longview officially lifted the closure for Scappoose. 

 

Thanks for everyone's patience during the closure.

 

The original herbicide application window was 9/6-10/7/2011 for the clearcut from last fall, so there could still be some localized closures on the south side until 10/7.  Keep your eyes open and please respect any posted closures on this private land.