Consolidated Map of Closured Roads, Trails and Areas on Umpqua National Forest -- People Encouraged to Recreate in the Little River Corridor and Cottage Grove Ranger District as Firefighters Work with Remaining Fires in Closed Areas

Release Date: Aug 23, 2017   Roseburg, Oregon

Contact: Cheryl Caplan, (541) 957-3270

Umpqua National Forest officials issued a single map showing the areas, roads and trails currently closed by firefighting efforts on the Umpqua National Forest, effective August 23.

The map for Forest Order 376 is posted on the Umpqua National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd556339.pdf

In the Highway 138 corridor, closed areas include sections north and south of the North Umpqua River from milepost 30 (east of Susan Creek Campground) to milepost 51 (just west of Eagle Rock Campground). An area south of Highway 138 between Watson Falls and Garwood Butte is also closed as are several trails around Mt. Bailey and portions of the North Umpqua Trail east of Toketee. A number of roads on the west of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness and trails within the Wilderness are closed.

Sites Open for Recreating:

People searching for a camping, hiking or hunting trip on the forest before Labor Day weekend can pick from several options.

East of Cottage Grove: There are no wildfires burning on the Cottage Grove Ranger District which makes for great camping along Brice Creek at Rujada, Cedar Creek, Lund Park, and Hobo Camp campgrounds. Seven waterfall trails between 0.3 and 2.6 miles in length are an extra treat found in the area. Locations on the Umpqua National Forest’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua.

Little River Corridor: Drive Forest Road 27 to reach Wolf Creek, Coolwater, White Creek, Lake in the Woods, Hemlock Meadows, and Hemlock Lake campgrounds. Nearby hikes include Shadow Falls, Yakso Falls, Hemlock Falls, and Clover Falls.

North of Tiller: Drive north on Forest Road 28 (South Umpqua Road) to grab a campsite at 3 C Rock, Dumont Creek, Boulder Creek, Ash Flat, South Umpqua Falls, or Camp Comfort campgrounds. South Umpqua Falls day-use area remains open for water play and picnicking.

Along Highway 138: The north bank of the North Umpqua River near Steamboat Inn is open to public access. Please stop at the Steamboat Inn at milepost 38 for information about the river access. The North Umpqua River is closed from Boulder Flat Raft Launch to the Susan Creek Campground. Toketee Lake, Whitehorse and Clearwater campgrounds are open as are trails to Toketee Falls, Watson Falls, Whitehorse Falls, and Clearwater Falls.

Lemolo Lake and Diamond Lake: All Forest Service campgrounds near Lemolo Lake and Diamond Lake are open. The Diamond Lake and Lemolo resorts and the Diamond Lake RV Park are also open. Since Highway 138 remains closed between mileposts 43 and 54, use Highway 230 to connect with Highway 138.

North Umpqua Trail: Three segments are open to hiking, bicycling and horseback riding: Swiftwater, Lemolo and Maidu. Swiftwater segment is 7.8-mile section from Swiftwater trailhead to Tioga bridge. Lemolo (6.3 miles) and Maidu (9 miles) segments are the two easternmost sections of the 79-mile trail with access at White Mule trailhead and Kelsay Valley trailhead.

For information about the Umpqua North Complex fires: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5505.

Information about Falcon Complex fires: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5484.