From: Jared Anderson, Clackamas County Public & Government Affairs, 503-655-8751 Date: 05-30-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County commissioners, state legislators and community partners to celebrate preservation of Government Camp rest area

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners will host a celebratory event Wednesday, June 13, to mark the passage of legislation that ensures the Government Camp Rest Area – the only rest area between Madras and Portland – remains open for recreationists, travelers and freight transporters. Senate Bill 1591, which was passed by the Oregon State Legislature during the 2012 Session, transfers management of the rest area from Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to the Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) and guarantees long-term funding for this critical component of the state’s transportation network.

WHAT: Government Camp rest area celebration to commemorate the passage of SB 1591, which provides long-term funding for the Government Camp Rest Area and ensures that the facility remains open for travelers and recreationists.


WHEN: Wednesday, June 13


1:30 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Government Camp rest area 


U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 54 at Government Camp


 From the Portland metropolitan area, take US 26 E/Mt. Hood Highway to Government Camp. At the signal, turn left onto Government Camp Loop Road. Take an immediate right turn, which will lead you to the rest area parking lot.


 WHO: Speakers include Clackamas County Chair Charlotte Lehan, County Commissioner Jim Bernard, State Senator Chuck Thomsen, State Representative Mark Johnson, Craig Campbell representing OTE and Villages of Mt. Hood Secretary Bob Reeves.


 Additional information on SB 1591 can be located here:


Information tables from OTE, Mt. Hood Chamber of Commerce and Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs will be present.

Members of the press are invited to attend. RSVP to Jared Anderson, Government Affairs, at 503-655-8751 or