Update: Klickitat River Haul Road Now Open
As of September 19, 2022, ALL portions of the Klickitat River haul road from all access points are open to public access due to decreased fire danger. Thank you for helping to protect natural resources and public safety.
How do we decide when fire danger is high? We use the Washington Department of Natural Resource’s Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) system to determine fire danger, because they are the experts. The haul road is located in zone 609W. The current IFPL is 2, which means the haul road is open to public access. Access status is updated as conditions change.
How can I find out when the road closes? Go to the Washington DNR webpage (https://fortress.wa.gov/dnr/protection/ifpl/) and look up the status for zone 609W. If it is 1 or 2, the road is open. If it is a 3 or 4, the road is closed. We will also continue to share updates on our website.
What will happen if I go when the road is closed? Disregarding landowner wishes can lead to closures and further use restrictions. No one wants that. The haul road is regularly patrolled and you may be cited for criminal trespass by the Klickitat County Sheriff. If you accidentally start a fire, you will be held liable for suppression costs. No one wants that either. Please come enjoy the road only when open.
Header photo by Brian Chambers