Know Before You Go
Unlike most National Monuments or National Parks, the public lands of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM) form a checkerboard pattern with adjacent private lands. Approximately 38 percent of the lands within the greater monument boundary (used for planning purposes only) are privately owned. Any management or regulations pertaining to the CSNM apply only to BLM-managed public land and not private lands. When visiting the monument, please respect the privacy and rights of private land owners in the area.
The monument offers excellent opportunities for exploration and discovery; however, many areas are not well-suited to visitation by large groups. As some of these areas have sensitive vegetation that is easily trampled, visitation by large groups could result in additional resource degradation. Groups larger than 25 are required to contact monument staff for information on ways to mitigate possible resource damage in sensitive areas.
Prior authorization is needed for groups greater than 25 people in the north management zone and 12 people in the south management zone. Contact Dennis Byrd at 541-618-2369 for additional information.
Campfires are allowed in areas where dispersed camping is permitted, as long as they are consistent with Oregon state regulations. Fires are often prohibited during the dry season. Please contact the Oregon Department of Forestry for updated information on fire restrictions: 541-664-3328.
With limited exceptions, the removal of any monument features is not allowed. Removal of features includes, but is not limited to, the collection of any monument resources such as rocks, minerals, petrified wood, fossils, archaeological and cultural items, plants and parts of plants, fish and animals not regulated by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), insects or other invertebrate animals, bones, waste, and other products from animals. Exceptions include collections authorized by permit; collection of fruits, nuts, berries, or mushrooms for non-commercial personal use, limited to one gallon per day; collection of dead and down wood, for immediate use in campfires, where campfires are allowed; collection of certain natural materials by Native Americans under BLM permit; and collection of antlers or horns as provided by ODFW regulations. Christmas tree cutting is not allowed within the monument.