Public Use Restrictions on campfires and camp stoves include building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire, including a charcoal fire EXCEPT at campfire rings established by the Forest Service at posted, developed and designated campgrounds shown in Exhibit A and, in wilderness areas or portions of these wilderness areas managed by the Willamette National Forest shown in Exhibit A.
Blue Top Fire Update: The McKenzie River Trail between Trail Bridge Campground and Carmen Reservoir is CLOSED and there is NO ACCESS to Blue Pool area. Please respect this official closure - the fire, smoke, falling trees and loosened rocks pose a high safety risk. Additional law enforcement officers are patrolling to ensure public and firefighter safety. Read the full update
Due to an active landslide, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be closing U.S. 20 at milepost 54.40 on the west side of the bridge (for eastbound traffic) and at milepost 56.95 on the east side of the bridge (for westbound traffic) for 6-8 weeks beginning Aug. 2, 2016. Alternate routes are U.S. 126 and OR 226 North/OR 22 East. Messages signs will be posted with information on road status and alternate routes. More information about the Highway 20 closure can be obtained from ODOT here.
Improvements will be underway this summer to the Aufderheide Scenic Byway (Forest Service Road 19) that connects the communities of Blue River on Highway 126 and Westfir on Highway 58.
Forest Road 19 (Aufderheide Scenic Drive) is open but expect delays of up to 30 minutes. NOTICE: August 23 and 24, 2016 Road 19 will be CLOSED from milepost 2.40 to milepost 2.65 to remove and replace two culverts. Detour is available from Office Covered Bridge in Westfir via Westfir-Oakridge Road, McFarland Road, High Prairie Road, and Road 1928 to Road 19. North and southbound traffic follow detour signs.. The signed detour along Forest Road 1928 is still in place if you're looking to avoid construction but be advised that a portion of the road is gravel and may be difficult for motorcycles, RV's and trucks with trailers.
Smith Reservoir Area, Lakes End Campground, Trail Bridge Campground
Date(s): Jun 21, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016
Joe Harwood, Eugene Water & Electric Board: 541-685-7471
In advance of major renovations to the hydroelectric facility, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) contractor, Knight Construction, will begin intermittently closing the road at the Carmen-Smith Powerhouse on Monday, July 25. The road (Forest Road 730) is the only public access to Trail Bridge Campground, Smith Reservoir and Lake’s End Campground. The secondary access route (Forest Road 655) to Trail Bridge Campground and Smith Reservoir has been closed for public safety reasons.
The sporadic road closures could occur between 6:30 a.m. and noon, and between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday from July 25 through September 23. With the exception of July 29, the road will be open without restriction on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. During the weekday closure periods, the road will always be open from noon to 1 p.m.
Areas and roads listed below are CLOSED for the protection of public safety: Beginning on the west side of Highway 126 near MP 7 at the junction of Forest Road 2600-740; West to the eastern edge McKenzie River Trail; Then south along the eastern edge of the McKenzie River Trail to the Tamolitch Pool Trailhead; Then southeastern to Highway 126 at the junction of 126 and Forest Road 735; Then north along the west side of Highway 126 to point of beginning.
ROADS CLOSED BY ORDER: Forest Service Road 2600-740; Forest Service Road 2600-743; Forest Service Road 2600-735; Forest Service Road 2600-738; Forest Service Road 2600-739
Know Before You Go: Current Conditions
We generally update the conditions report weekly during the seasons when the snow level is changing.
If you don't see an update for a particular week, it probably means that conditions haven't changed significantly.