‘Glamping’ comes to Moran State Park

Moneymaking partnership aims to sustain state parks in times of tighter budget.

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Enchanted Valley in Olympics closed to camping because of bear threat

Olympic National Park has closed the Enchanted Valley area to camping for at least the next month because of a threat from black bears. Visitor reports say bears have approached hikers in Enchanted Valley and have acquired and eaten human food, park officials said in an emailed announcement Friday. “Bears that eat human food come...

Final preliminary Lower Columbia River spring chinook catch data

Here is the final preliminary latest Lower Columbia River in-season catch and angler effort estimates by state Fish and Wildlife (NOTE: The lower river sport fishery is now closed for spring chinook, steelhead and shad): Last Thursday, April 16, anglers on the Lower Columbia made 6,290 trips and caught 2,460 adult chinook (1,970 kept and...

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL FISHING REPORTS Weekend Fishing Opportunities Spring Chinook angling is open from Tower Island powerlines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville and Tower Island powerlines. Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles Pool until the respective guideline of 100 legal white sturgeon is met. Walleye fishing...

No change in Columbia River spring chinook return figures

Here are some updated facts on this season Columbia River spring chinook returns: The 2015 forecast for upriver spring Chinook is 232,500 adults to the Columbia River mouth. Bonneville Dam passage of Chinook through April 19 totals 41,223 adults.  On average the run is around 5% complete by April 19 (range 0-17%) and the 50%...