Labor Day Weekend Travel Tips

With the long holiday weekend coming up, here are some things to be mindful of if you are making travel plans:

Each coastal county and city has different public health orders. Be informed and follow them — they may be different than where you live.

Face coverings are required statewide indoors and outdoors when physical distance can’t be maintained. Be prepared to wear a face covering and dispose of them properly.

Trash has become a BIG problem. Pack out everything you bring, including food containers, gloves and face coverings.

Park operations are reduced and closures can happen unexpectedly.

Facilities such as restrooms may be limited. When nature calls, have a plan, even if that means packing out your waste and tissue — the same goes for your dog, too.

Cars that block emergency access or driveways can be towed. Park your car in designated areas only, and have a backup plan if the parking lot is full.

Leaving designated trails threatens ecosystems. Stay on trails and don’t create new ones.

Coastal businesses are small. Your patience and manners are needed as they work hard to keep you and their employees safe.

The Oregon Coast is one of a kind. Please explore responsibly, so this special place can be enjoyed for generations to come. (From: Visit Tillamook Coast)