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Umpqua North Complex News Release

Reduced Closure Area for Umpqua National Forest

Incident: Umpqua North Complex Wildfire
Released: 10/13/2017

Diminished Fire Activity Results in Forest Service Reopening Recreation Sites, Roads and Areas

ROSEBURG, OR - October 13, 2017 – Just in time for predicted sunny weather, Forest Service officials are reopening several areas, roads, and recreation sites on the Umpqua National Forest. The areas remaining closed to public entry are essentially the footprint of the summer’s wildfires.

The Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness is now open. All trails into the Wilderness are open except for two in the northeast portion: the Rattlesnake Way Trail #1497 and the short trail (#1453) to Mosquito Lake. Five trailheads remain closed: Rocky Ridge, Beaver Swamp, Fish Lake, Cougar Butte, and Abbott Butte. Forest Road 3702-500 at the northern tip of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness also remains closed.

All roads on the Tiller Ranger District are now open for travel except Forest Road 68 and Forest Road 2840. Those two roads will remain closed until further notice.

Boulder Flat and Island campgrounds are reopened for use through the fall and winter. Other campgrounds along the North Umpqua River are no longer closed because of fire activity but they will remain closed for the winter season. Other year-round campgrounds currently open include Toketee Lake, Hobo Camp, Mineral Camp, Ash Flat, Cover, Three C Rock, and South Umpqua Falls.

The North Umpqua Trail remains closed for the Tioga, Calf, Marsters, and Jessie Wright sections. The North Umpqua River remains closed to boating. The entire north bank is open to as is the south bank from Horseshoe Bend to Wright Creek Campground.

Forest Roads 3816, 3810, and 4713 in the Steamboat drainage are open for use. Also open is Forest Road 2715 which borders the North Umpqua, Tiller, and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts. Forest Road 28 (Copeland Creek Road) remains closed as does Forest Road 3702-500 on the Diamond Lake Ranger District.

Some smoke or burning roots may be visible until next spring. When traveling through recently burned areas, take great care to be aware of tree snags, stump holes, and possibly flash flooding during heavy rains.

The official closure order and map is located at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices

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Caption: Map depicting the closures with Order #06-15-00-17-384

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