Cascade Lakes Highway and Paulina Lake Road will close November 21st, Central Oregon’s surest sign that winter is, indeed, coming.
Cascade Lakes Highway will close west of Mount Bachelor between the snow gates at Dutchman Flat and Deschutes Bridge at the intersection with Forest Service Road 4270. Paulina Lake Road will be closed where the 10-mile snow park gate is located, which will restrict access to Paulina and East Lake.
During the warmer months, both roads offer access to many of the region’s most popular recreational areas, including Elk Lake Resort and Paulina Lake Resort. But each year as winter approaches, crews have to close to the roads leaving access to those areas to those with snowmobiles or cross country skiis.
Both roads are usually reopened by Memorial Day, depending on the weather.
For additional information, please call the Deschutes County Road Department at 541-388-6581.