Segment of Bear Camp Road Closed Since July Will Re-Open September 8, 2017

Release Date: Sep 5, 2017  

Contact(s): Chamise Kramer, Acting RRSNF Public Affairs Officer, 541.618.2051

GOLD BEACH, OR – Due to the Industrial Fire Precaution Level increasing to Level 4 (a general shutdown) across the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest last week, the ongoing road construction on Bear Camp Road is discontinued until further notice.

The 7.5-mile segment of the Bear Camp Road (Forest Service Road # 23) that was temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to allow for road repairs will re-open to the public Friday, September 8, 2017, by 6:00 p.m. Road work will resume at a later date, and the road will again be closed at that time. The RRSNF will notify the public in advance of that closure.

The RRSNF is urging everyone to use extreme caution when driving on Bear Camp Road, as many sections of the road are very rough and dusty, as the scheduled work and clean-up has not been completed.

The Bear Camp Road is a single lane Forest Road between Grants Pass and Gold Beach that passes over the rugged Siskiyou Mountains of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. This narrow and winding mountain road is not maintained for winter travel from November 5 through May 31 and is not a recommended route for travelers who are unprepared for changes in weather, road conditions or vehicle issues.  U.S. Route 199 and U.S. Highway 101 are recommended for trailers, motor homes, and oversized vehicles year-round and for all vehicular travel during winter months.

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