Public Use Restrictions due to Fire Danger

Release Date: Sep 17, 2012   Springfield, OR

Contact(s): Willamette National Forest 541.225.6300


Due to increased fire danger levels, the Willamette National Forest will initiate the following public use restrictions effective 12:01 am on Wednesday, September 19th,

  1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, or campfire, including a charcoal fire, except in campfire rings at posted, developed and designated recreation areas and in Wilderness areas. The list of permissible campgrounds will be posted on the Willamette NF website and will generally include developed campgrounds. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuel are permissible.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is cleared of all flammable material.

“We understand this is an inconvenience for our visitors but fire danger levels, as well as the large number of unattended campfires we have been finding, prompts us to issue these restrictions” said Sean Stafford, Fire Staff for the Willamette National Forest. “Smoke from the Pole Creek Fire in Sisters will be present in the valley for a bit longer, as winds from the east bring the smoke our way through at least Tuesday, September 18.”

DESCRIPTION OF RESTRICTED AREAS: The Willamette National Forest excluding Wilderness Areas and fire rings in developed campgrounds: 

Detroit Ranger District
Big Meadows Campground
Breitenbush Campground
Cleator Bend Campground
Cove Creek Campground
Detroit Lake State Park
Fox Creek Group Site (Parking Area)
Hoover Campground
Humbug Campground
Marion Forks Campground
Mongold State Park
Riverside Campground
Santiam Flats Campground
Shady Cove Campground
South Shore Campground
Whispering Falls Campground

Sweet Home Ranger District
Fernview Campground
House Rock Campground
Long Bow Group Campground
Lost Prairie Campground
Trout Creek Campground
Yukwah Campground

McKenzie River Ranger District
Alder Springs Campground
Big Lake Campground
Big Lake West Campground
Box Canyon Guard Station
Box Canyon Horse Camp
Cold Water Cove Campground
Cougar Crossing Campground
Delta Campground
Echo Picnic Area
French Pete Campground
Frissell Crossing
Hard Rock Campground
Homestead Campground
Horse Creek Campground
Ice Cap Campground
Limberlost Campground
Lookout Campground
McKenzie Bridge Campground
Lost Lake Campground
Scott Lake Campground
Mona Campground
Olallie Campground
Paradise Campground
Homestead Campground
Red Diamond Campground
Roaring River Campground
Slide Creek Campground
Sunnyside Campground
Trailbridge Campground

Middle Fork Ranger District
Bedrock Campground
Big Pool Campground
Black Canyon Campground
Blair Lake Campground
Blue Pool Campground
Broken Bowl Campground
Camper’s Flat Campground
Clark Creek Organizational Camp
Dolly Varden Campground
Gold Lake Campground
Hampton Campground
Harralson Horse Campground
Indigo Springs Campground
Islet Campground
Kiahanie Campground
North Waldo Campground
Packard Creek Campground
Puma Campground
Salmon Creek Campground
Sand Prairie Campground
Sacandaga Campground
Secret Campground
Shadow Bay Campground
Skookum Creek Campground
Timpanogas Campground
Winberry Campground
Young’s Flat Campground