Forest Service News ReleasePublic Affairs Officer: Jean Nelson-Dean, Deschutes National Forest, 541-280-3469For Release: October 21, 2022Forest closure for Cedar Creek Fire reduced againCultus Lake and Davis Lake areas to reopen
Officials have reduced the emergency area closure for the Cedar Creek Fire on the Willamette National Forest. The closure is implemented for the protection of public and firefighter health and safety. See the U.S. Forest Service-Deschutes National Forest for their latest closures.
The Deschutes Forest Closure Order has been adjusted, opening up recreation areas on the eastern side of the Cascade Lakes Highway. Recreation areas including Crane Prairie, North and South Twin Lakes, and Wickiup Reservoir will be accessible.
Bend, Ore — Beginning today, the Deschutes National Forest has reduced the forest closure for the Cedar Creek fire. The reduction in the forest closure will allow recreation to occur at Lava Lake and Lava Lake Resort, which is in the northern portion of the closure.
In order to plan for the safety of the public health and safety, specific areas of the Deschutes NF are closed. Affected area/Closure area are described in the attached closure order. The map is attached for more clarity.
Due to potential fire spread, the Willamette National Forest has issued an emergency closure order for the Cedar Creek Fire on on September 9, 2022. The closure area is in Lane County and within the boundaries of the Willamette NF administrative boundaries. The closure applies to the NFS areas, roads, trails and trailheads. Please refer to the attached closure order and map.
See an online map at https://bit.ly/CedarCreekEvacMap. LEVEL 3 (GO NOW) EVACUATION NOTICES EXTENDED TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS: The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has extended the Level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notice for the East Waldo area to include: