Recreating on Hampton Lands
Most of Hampton’s forestland in Oregon and Washington is open to the public, though fee access permits are currently required for some of our forestlands in Washington. While overnight camping and campfires are prohibited, our lands can be used for wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and foraging year-round, except during periods of high fire danger. On occasion, certain roads might also be gated due to forestry operations. If you decide to venture out into a private working forest, please respect the work and the environment. Please keep out of active harvest areas and always be mindful of fire danger.
ALL LANDS CURRENTLY OPEN
Nearly all of Hampton forestland in northwest Oregon is open to the public under general access. Some of these lands fall under Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Cooperative Travel Management Areas (TMAs) and Access & Habitat Program.
We do close our lands when fire risk is high so please check our website before venturing out to ensure our lands are open.
Hampton’s forestland access programs differ by area. Please see below for information on our permit and general access areas.
Our North Cascades lands, located in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, and Chelan Counties have a variety of different recreational access opportunities, including general access, fee access permit areas, and recreational leases. The fee access permit areas and recreational leases are listed and managed through My Outdoor Agent.
Our forestlands in Pierce County all require recreational access permits. The majority of our Pierce County lands are a part of our expanded Eatonville recreation area, previously managed by Manulife Investment Management (Hancock Forest Management). Permits are available for purchase now through the My Outdoor Agent platform. There are a total of 275 permits available, though they are selling quickly. The recreation term for the Eatonville permit begins May 1st, 2022, and the property is closed to all recreation access until then. While the permit is similar to years past, it has changed in some ways. Please refer to the permit agreement to answer most if not all of your questions. Should you have additional questions after reading through the agreement please route them through My Outdoor Agent, the recreation managers.
PACIFIC & WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES
Our forestlands in Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties are open to the public for recreation under general access.