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More Emergency Trail Closures at Crater Lake National Park

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Date: August 5, 2017
Contact: Fire Information Office, (541)560-3359
Contact: Marsha McCabe, (541)594-3091

CRATER LAKE, OREGON – Due to potentially hazardous conditions created by the Blanket Creek Fire, the following road and trails in are closed to entry and use until further notice:

  • Pacific Crest Trail, from the park boundary to Highway 62

  • Union Peak Trail

  • Stuart Falls Trail

  • Pumice Flat Trail

The following road and trail closures due to the Spruce Lake Fire continue to be in effect until further notice:

  • West Rim Drive from Munson Valley Road to North Junction

  • Pacific Crest Trail, from the intersection of Dutton Creek Trail north to the North Entrance Road

  • Boundary Springs Trail

  • All of Bald Crater Loop Trail

  • Bert Creek Trail

  • Discovery Point Trail

  • Lightning Springs Trail

  • Rim Trail from Discovery Point to North Junction

These closures will remain in effect until further notice.This is adjustment from the previous closure notice issued on August 4, 2017 due to increased fire size and potential for continued expansion. We will be monitoring this situation and will reopen these trails as soon as it is safe to do so.
Visitors are not at risk.The closures are due to fire activity from the Spruce Lake Fire on the west side of the park and the Blanket Creek Fire in the southwest corner of the park.All other roads and trails in Crater Lake National Park remain open as well as all park entrances, facilities and services.While the park remains open, smoky conditions persist throughout the area.Visitors can bypass the closure on West Rim Drive by taking East Rim Drive.
The Spruce Lake Fire ignited by lightning on July 24, 2017 and is being managed collectively with the Blanket Creek Fire. The fires are being managed with a full suppression strategy.The road and trail closures are being implemented to reduce threats to public safety associated with fire activity and fire suppression operations.
This closure is implemented pursuant to the authority described in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations 1.5(a)(1), 1.5(b) and 1.5(f). Please contact the Fire Information Office at (541)560-3359 with any questions or for additional information.


Last updated: August 5, 2017

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