Access to Recreation Sites & Trails

Access to recreation sites and trails is often along unpaved forestry or resource roads. Routes to more popular recreation sites often receive some surface maintenance, such as grading and brushing. However, access roads may be rough, not all hazards are signed, and road conditions can change at any time.

Sharing Resource Roads with Industrial Vehicles

Always yield to industrial traffic on resource roads.

Roads to more remote recreation sites and trails are generally maintained to a 'wilderness standard', which means they can be quite rugged in sections. Motorists should expect rough surfaces, potholes and cross-ditches. Not all vehicles are suitable for wilderness-standard roads, especially in poor weather conditions.

Since roads to recreation sites are often used by logging trucks, drivers with two-way radios can benefit by tuning into the road frequency. At the beginning of each forestry road there will be a sign with the road name and radio frequency. As you travel the road, call in your location and direction. Other users will do the same, so you will know if you need to pull over at some point to allow logging trucks to pass. Keep in mind that not all road users will have radios.

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