Fire Recovery Updates

Last updated: 11/03/2023

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

  • Forest Roads 46, 63, 70, 42, and most of their spurs are open. Additionally, virtually all forest roads outside of the Riverside, Lionshead, and Bull Complex fire perimeters are now open. Many of these roads still require high clearance vehicles. 
  • View the map showing road and recreation access.
  • No campgrounds are open past Promontory Park. Recreation staff are working diligently to reopen campgrounds, but many are heavily damaged. Dispersed camping beyond the Highway 224/Forest Road 46 boundary is allowed.
  • Roads that will remain closed to motor vehicles until danger trees are removed include:
    • Forest Road 4620 at Hwy 224 junction
    • Forest Road 4631 at Hwy 224 junction
    • Forest Road 4630 between Hwy 224 & Forest Road 4635
    • Forest Road 54 (Fish Creek Road) at Hwy 224 junction
    • Forest Road 57 between Hwy 224 and Lake Harriet
  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the Clackamas River Ranger District fire recovery for info about upcoming work, trails, and recreation sites.
  • In fall 2022 the Forest completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and signed a Decision Notice for danger tree removal along most roads and in recreation sites. This decision allows the Forest 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 that may give way and cause landslides. 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)

  • 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)

  • Construction of the Barlow Creek bridge was completed in September 2023, reopening the portion of the Barlow Road between OR Highway 35 and Forest Road 43. 
  • The White River Fire area has a few roads still requiring danger tree work before they can open. Read the text of the Forest Order here. Find the road closure map here (page 3).
  • Forest Road 48 and Forest Road 43 are open.

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

  • Some campgrounds at Olallie Lake, including Peninsula & Horseshoe Lake, suffered extensive damage and will continue to be closed The area around and south of Olallie has dead and weakened hazard trees. View photos of the Olallie Lake area after the Lionshead Fire.
  • The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is open, although the PCT trailhead near Olallie Lake remains closed.