(FIRE UPDATE) Launch Fire: Fourmile Lake Campground Reopens

Contact(s): Erica Hupp 541-883-6715; Lisa Swinney 541-947-6261


Klamath Falls, Oregon – The Fremont-Winema National Forest’s Fourmile Lake Campground, boat launch and road (Forest Service Road 3661) reopened today after the Launch Fire closed it on July 28. The human-caused fire was located on the northern side of Fourmile Lake in the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area and burned 42 acres.

Forest Service Trails 933 (Twin Ponds Trail), 3759 (Badger Lake Trail) and 3712 (Lost Lake Trail) also reopened. The Great Meadows Sno-Park, along Highway 140 near Lake of the Woods, is no longer being used as a helipad and available for public use.

“Despite the area receiving some rain, the area remains dry,” said Ruth D’Amico, Acting District Ranger for the Klamath Ranger District. “Fire restrictions are still in place, and include no campfires in the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lakes Wilderness.”

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has also prohibited campfires on their portion of the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area. Portable cooking stoves and heaters using liquefied or bottled gas are still allowed by both forests. 

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) that runs through the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area is currently open, but there are numerous fires reported in this wilderness. It is recommended that hikers stay on the trail and check for updates before heading into this area. To get PCT closure information call 1-888-PC-TRAIL or visit the Web at: 

http://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/trail-conditions-and-closures/

Information on current public use restrictions may be obtained by calling 541-947-6259 or visiting at:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/frewin/PUR2014

http://www.scofmp.org/lifc.shtml.

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