▶️ Deschutes NF expands trailhead, day-use closures for Cedar Creek Fire

Cedar Creek Fire Sept. 8

The Deschutes National Forest announced it is expanding its emergency temporary closure areas due to the lightning-caused Cedar Creek Fire. It comes ahead of a Red Flag Warning expected to last much of the weekend.

These closures include a combined 32 trailheads, campgrounds and recreation areas that are already in a Level 3 “Go Now” evacuation area, but others are in areas that haven’t received mandatory evacuation orders.

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This closure also specifically closes the Pacific Crest Trail from Highway 58 north to the intersection with the Wickiup Plains Trail #12.2. Long distance hikers can rejoin the PCT at the Devils Lake/Wickiup Plains Trailhead.


  • Blue Lagoon Trailhead
  • Charlton Lake Trailhead
  • Corral Swamp Trailhead
  • Deer Lake Trailhead
  • Elk Lake Trailhead
  • Irish & Taylor Trailhead
  • Lemish Lake Trailhead
  • Lucky Lake Trailhead
  • Many Lakes Trailhead
  • Moore Creek Trailhead
  • Sisters-Mirror Lake Trailhead
  • Six Lakes Trailhead
  • Winopee Lake Trailhead

Campground and Recreation Sites

  • Big Cove Boat-In Campground
  • Browns Crossing Wildlife Viewing
  • Browns Mountain Boating
  • Cow Meadow Campground
  • Crane Prairie Campground & Day Use Area
  • Cultus Corral Horse Camp
  • Cultus Lake Campground & Day Use Area
  • Cultus Lake Picnic Area
  • Deschutes Bridge
  • Lava Lake Campground & Day Use Area
  • Little Cove Boat-In Campground
  • Little Cultus Campground & Boat Ramp
  • Little Lava Lake Campground & Day Use Area
  • Mile Camp Day Use
  • North Davis Creek Campground & Boat Ramp
  • Osprey Point Interpretive Trail
  • Quinn River Campground & Day Use
  • Rock Creek Campground & Day Use
  • West Cultus Boat-In Campground

The Cedar Creek Fire is now at 33,099 acres and is 12% contained. That’s down from 18% containment reported Thursday.

The closures are causing some confusion. Elk Lake Resort says it’s losing business. It blames signage that may make non-locals think the resort is closed.


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