Olalla Reservoir remains closed

The Olalla Reservoir northeast of Toledo remains closed to the public indefinitely, including during the Fourth of July weekend.

Georgia-Pacific owns the reservoir, the primary purpose of which is to provide production water to the company’s containerboard mill in Toledo. GP generally allows the public to use it for daytime recreation, but reserves the right to close it any time.

Like many recreational areas throughout the state, the reservoir was closed as a precautionary response to COVID-19. The current closure began March 22. The reservoir will remain closed until the company determines it is safe to re-open; there is no timeline for doing so.

The barricade leading to the reservoir is locked, and GP security personnel patrol the area. Trespassers will be reported to law enforcement.

GP urges the community to continue complying with public health measures to protect against COVID-19 and wishes everyone a safe and healthy Fourth of July holiday.


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