BLM (Feds) Close Most Developed Campgrounds in WA-OR
Due to wildfires and danger, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are closing most federally managed lands in WA and OR, as of Wednesday August 9. A statement from BLM about closures read in part:
"Across the BLM’s Northwest Oregon District, all developed campgrounds are closed to the public, and dispersed camping is prohibited.
The Coos Bay District is closing developed recreation sites east of Highway 101, with the exception of the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. Impacted areas will be closed for seven days beginning September 9.
In southwestern and central Oregon, campfires and open flames are prohibited on BLM-administered lands across the Coos Bay, Medford, and Prineville Districts. Under these restrictions, campfires or any other type of open fire, including the use of charcoal briquettes, is prohibited on BLM-administered lands. Visitors can use portable cooking stoves that use liquefied or bottled fuels.
In eastern Washington, the Border Field Office is restricting camping, day use, and access on BLM-administered lands. This temporary closure includes popular spots such as the Twin Lakes, Coffeepot Lake, Lakeview Ranch, and Pacific Lake Recreation Areas."
For additional information and closures, click on the button below. It is not yet specifically known when these will be lifted.