Alerts & Notices


  • Campfires and use of Chainsaws Limited Beginning August 22 at 12:01am
  • Blue Pool and a Section of the Mckenzie River Trail Remain Closed
  • Hwy 20 and Forest Road 2043 Closed Beginning August 2, 2016
  • Expect Delays on Aufderheide Scenic Byway (Forest Service Road 19)
  • EWEB Project Will Bring Road Delays to Trail Br


Know Before You Go: Current Conditions

This current conditions page for the Willamette National Forest includes recreation updates, road conditions, links to fire information, weather, and other advisories.

Blue Green Algae Blooms

When the weather stays hot in the summer, Blue-green Algae sometimes blooms in lakes and reservoirs in Oregon. Find out more  about these blooms and what precautions to take.

Public Notices

Forest Order 06-18-00-16-09: Temporary Public Use Restrictions 8/24/2016

This Order places Public Use Restrictions on campfires, camp stoves, chainsaws, and other activities that present a significant fire hazard.

7/30/2016: Order 06-18-01-16-07 (Amended): Blue Top Fire Area Closure

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

Order 06-18-01-16-07 (Amended): Blue Top Fire Area Closure

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Notes About Updates

  • 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.