The Hood River County Forestry Department is closing all recreational staging areas and their restroom facilities until further notice. The closure includes Post Flats, Family Man, Binns Hill, and Pinemont Drive staging areas. County officials say the closure is being done to promote social distancing and reduce the spread of the COVID–19 virus. The trail system will remain open at this time. Users are asked to take inclement weather conditions into consideration to limit damage to trails. County officials say they recognize the trail system provides an opportunity for users to foster a healthy mental and physical state. The goal is to keep everyone healthy and safe by adhering to the practice of social distancing and dispersed recreation on the tree farm. For more information about specific staging areas in the County’s forest, please contact the Forestry Office at 541-387-6888.