Fire Recovery Updates

Last update: 9/27/2022

Riverside Fire on the Clackamas River Ranger District (2020 fire)

  • Forest Road (FR) 46, FR 63, FR 70, FR 42, and many of their spurs are some of the popular routes that are now open.  Additionally, virtually all forest roads outside of the Riverside, Lionshead, and Bull Complex fire perimeters are now open.  Many of these roads do require high clearance vehicles. 
  • View the visitor map showing road and recreation access.
  • Open recreation sites: Moore Creek, Hole in the Wall, Big Eddy, and Carter Falls Overlook. There are currently no open campgrounds past Promontory Park.
  • Roads that will remain closed to motor vehicles until danger trees are removed include:
    • FR 4220 between FR 46 and Olallie Lake
    • FR 45 (Hillockburn Rd.) at forest boundary
    • FR 4620 at Hwy 224 junction
    • FR 4631 at Hwy 224 junction
    • FR 4630 between Hwy 224 & Lake Harriet
    • FR 54 (Fish Creek Rd.) at Hwy 224 junction
    • FR 57 between Hwy 224 and Lake Harriet
    • FR 46 is CLOSED to motor vehicles at the Willamette National Forest boundary.
  • Read the 2022 Frequently Asked Questions about the Clackamas River Ranger District fire recovery for info about upcoming work, trails, and recreation sites.
  • The Forest has recently completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed danger tree removal along most roads and in recreation sites. This decision allows the forest to begin to clear fire-killed danger trees that will likely fall on roads or infrastructure.   
  • Many areas of high fire intensity are full of hazard trees and hillsides likely to give way and cause landslides. The Forest has received dedicated funding for this required work. Read more about hazard & danger tree work on the Forest!
  • Inventory of fire-related damage to recreation sites from the Riverside Fire.

 

 

Bull Complex on the Clackamas River Ranger District (2021 fire)

  • After snow melts in late spring 2022, the Forest will resume fire suppression repair work on access roads and constructed fire lines.
  • Policy requires that designated Wilderness recovers naturally, meaning that downed or fire-killed trees in Wilderness will be left to decompose or fall on their own. Any trail repair or maintenance work has to be completed using non-motorized equipment, such as crosscut saws, by crews on foot.

White River Fire on the Barlow Ranger District (2020 fire)

Lionshead Fire on the Clackamas River RD & the Willamette National Forest (2020 fire)

  • Olallie Lake Resort and its adjacent campgrounds are open for the 2022 season. 
  • Some campgrounds at Olallie Lake, including Peninsula & Horseshoe Lake, suffered extensive damage and will continue to be closed in 2022. The area around and south of Olallie is filled with dead and weakened hazard trees and is closed pending roadside danger tree work. View photos of the Olallie Lake area after the Lionshead Fire.
  • View the Mt. Hood closure map that includes the Olallie area.
  • The PCT reopened on Willamette National Forest on August 15, and on August 19 the PCT reopened on Mt. Hood National Forest. More info about hiking the PCT is found on the PCTA website