Closure Area Reduced on the Umpqua National Forest
Incident: Falcon Complex Wildfire
ROSEBURG, OR- September 22, 2017 – A revised set of closures for the Umpqua National Forest was released, effective September 22, 2017.
The following trails are now open: segments of the North Umpqua Trail #1414, Dread and Terror Trail #1461, Mt. Bailey Trail #1415, Rodley Butte Trail #1452, and West Lake Trail #1452.
On the North Umpqua Ranger District, Forest Road 38 near Steamboat will reopen from the junction with Highway 138 to Forest Road 4760. Forest Road 38 will remain closed between Forest Road 4760 and Forest Road 3821. Steamboat Ballfield Group Site is open again. Steamboat Falls and Canton Creek campgrounds will remain closed for the season and reopen in the spring.
The area closure on the Tiller Ranger District will remain the same with an additional closure of Forest Road 2823 (Castle Rock Road) due to active fire in the northern portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.
Forest Road 3401 (Loafer Creek), leading to the Umpqua Hot Springs, and adjacent spurs which were closed, are now open. Forest Road 34 will remain closed between the junction of Forest Road 3401 and the Willamette National Forest boundary.
The Devil’s Canyon area closure south of Highway 138 on the Diamond Lake Ranger District has been greatly reduced, however, roads along Rough Creek and around Skookum Lake in the fire area northwest of Garwood Butte will remain closed.
Sections of the Lemolo Canal Road, 3400-100 and 3400-072 are now closed.
Visitors should be especially aware of the risks when entering burned areas after wildfire. Falling snags and loose, rolling rocks and debris on steep slopes are common. Rain on the burned area causes more instability and adds to the danger.
For more information and a detailed map, visit the Umpqua National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua.
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