Current Conditions



Updated April 17, 2015  

Spring Trail Summary:

  • Weather forecast calling for mild to warm temps, mostly sunny into next week.
  • Summer trails below 5,000'-5,400' generally snow free/accessible.  Avoid using muddy trails.
  • Foot bridge on Tumalo Ck Tr next to Skyliner Lodge is closed due to damage.  Follow detour.
  • Tumalo Falls Road is closed to all traffic until further notice.  Use trails to access Tumalo Falls.
  • Dutchman Sno-Park is currently the oly snow park with snow access.  Snow access for snowmobiling inadequate, park at gate.
  • Seasonal closure of Hwy 46 (Elk Lake to Dutchman), Hwy 242, Road 21, 370 Road and Road 16 to Three Creek Lakes in effect until further notice.
  • Watch weather forecasts closely.

Have a safe week!



Seasonal Road Closures/Openings:  

  • Hwy 46 - CLOSED from Mt. Bachelor/Dutchman Flat to Elk Lake until further notice.  Hwy access open from the south to the north end of Elk Lake.

  • Road 370 - CLOSED from Hwy 46 to Road 16 near Three Creeks Lake for the winter season.

  • Road 21 into Newberry Caldera– CLOSED until further notice. 
  • Road to Paulina Peak CLOSED until further notice. 
  • Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls TH  CLOSED to all traffic until further notice.  Water pipeline construction is under way and road is now closed to non-motorized and motorized use.  
  • Hwy 242 - CLOSED until further notice.
  • Road 16 CLOSED until further notice from Upper Three Creeks Sno-Park to Three Creeks Lake.   
  • Road 60 (around Crescent Lk) now OPEN. 


  • Weather - Our Weather page is filled with useful links from local forecasts to recent trends.

  • Hoodoo Recreation Campgrounds - Many of the campgrounds on the Deschutes National Forest are managed by concessionaire, Hoodoo Recreation. Current conditions for these concessionaire-managed campgrounds can be found on their website.

  • OHV Newsletter and Conditions - This is a PDF report of OHV conditions in the central Oregon area

  • Alerts & Notices - This is the page where we post current Public Use Restrictions (Can I have a campfire?), Fire Closures (closures caused by active fires), Recreation Closures, Blue Green Algae warnings, Industrial Fire Precaution Levels, and so forth.

  • News & Events - Recent public notices are at the top of the page and a list of upcoming events is at the bottom.

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