The public rest area at Government Camp, Oregon, is old and in poor condition, causes traffic challenges, and is in such high demand that it taxes the capacity of the adjoining Summit Ski Area parking lot, especially for truck traffic. Stakeholders are concerned that the increasing vehicle pass-through and visiting traffic to the mountain are creating safety issues and high vehicle greenhouse gas levels they want to see reduced.
A recent change to a concession of a ski slope at Government Camp and a transit planning effort related to Mount Hood have spurred discussion about improving the mountain’s infrastructure. This Oregon Solutions project seeks to address “roles and responsibilities, funding, and a timeline for the [redevelopment of] the [public] rest area” at Government Camp. Some stakeholders expressed interest in improving transit to the mountain, to explore rest area needs for the community of Government Camp itself, and to improve workforce housing. This Oregon Solutions project will be a collaborative effort among diverse public, private, and civic partners to organize and prioritize strategies that would address project objectives.