To Quest, or not to Quest, that is the Question...

During COVID-19 restrictions, it is important to spend time outside in nature. If you are fortunate enough to live near a Quest, engaging in this activity may still be an option for your family.

IMPORTANT: Please check with state and/or local officials for the latest information and regulations on outdoor activities in your community and at the sites where Quests are located.  Specific updates and details about the outbreak in Oregon can be found at




  • Quest Locally. Travel restrictions may be in place.
  • Some Quest sites may be closed due to COVID-19. Especially in the early days of the pandemic, many federal, state, county, and local parks had periods of restricted access to grounds and parking areas in response to COVID-19. If a site is closed to the public, the Quest is also closed.
  • Some Quest sites may have new rules. Due to the pandemic, Quest sites may require visitors to keep 6 ft spacing and wear a mask, and some services may be unavailable (gift shop, museum, restroom, garbage). These rules are always changing, so it's best to check with the park directly to learn about current regulations.
  • Some Quest sites may be crowded. If there are other people at the Quest site, skip the Quest and spend time in a less crowded outdoor space. 
  • Alternatives to handling the Quest Box. If you prefer not to touch a Quest Box once you've found it, that's fine. A photo of the outside of the box and your collected letter clues will suffice in place of a stamp for your Quest Book.
  • Make your own Quest. Your back yard or living room is waiting for you to make a Quest for your family! Get creative and have some fun.

Questions? Contact [email protected]


last updated: June 1, 2021

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