The rest areas on Highway 18 in the H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor near the junction with Highway 101 are set to close starting Oct. 13, 2014—weather permitting. Both North and South Rest Areas will close in order to complete a paving restoration project. The parking areas and restrooms will not be available during this closure.
Road and Driveway Company of Newport will repair and resurface degraded asphalt, replace concrete curbing, improve drainage systems, enhance ADA access and re-stripe the lots.
Funded by Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the estimated $171,000 project is set to be completed by November 2, 2014.
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Enjoy your drive through this scenic corridor surrounding Highway 18. Along the way, there's a place to pull off, stretch your legs and enjoy a spot of lunch amid a captivating ancient forest. If the time is right, get ready for some exciting wildlife viewing. A weekday would be the most peaceful, and give you a chance to discover the old growth Douglas-fir trees along the Salmon River. Stay alert for salmon, deer and Roosevelt elk. Exactly one mile east of the park entrance is a pull-out with a short trail leading to a swimming hole beneath more ancient trees.