Alerts & Notices

General Information ~ Current Alerts & Closures

General Information

Trail Closures

Click here to learn about any trail closures associated with the West Bend Project.

Pile burning will occur in areas around Phil’s Trailhead from December 6th through December20th. This fuel reduction work is part of the East Tumbull Project. There are no trail closures associated with this activity, however, visitors using trails and areas surrounding Phil’s Trailhead and The Lair may encounter smoke. The purpose is to reduce fuel loading, ladder fuels and flammability from brush, and to prepare the area for restoration using prescribed fire.  


Fire Alerts & Closures

Large column of smoke from a wildfireWhen wildfires impact recreation areas, roads, trails and other areas used by the public, the Forest Supervisor or BLM District Ranger can issue a closure restricting public access to the area. These closures not only keep the public safe, but also improve firefighter safety by limiting the number of vehicles on roads in the fire area. These closures are temporary, and will be lifted when the area is safe for the public to re-enter.

To learn more about fire in central Oregon, go to our Fire Information Portal.

Blue Green Algae

Blue Green Algae blooms can pose a health risk for you and your pets & livestock. Click here to learn more.

White-Nose Syndrome

Something is killing whole wintering populations of bats in eastern North America as they hibernate in caves and mines. Click here to learn more.

Recreation Closures

To protect sensitive cave resources, some caves have seasonal or year-round closures. Click here to learn more.

Public Use Restrictions

Sometimes we need to restrict your travel and campfire use. Click here to learn more.


  • Indian Ford Campground Bridge Closed to Equestrian Travel
  • Fire Alert
  • Stop the Spread of Invasive Species
  • Blue Green Algae
  • Help Protect Bats