Fire Closures

Current Fire Closures

Due to the Sourdough Fire the following closures are in place:


  • Diablo Dam Access Road - Access across Diablo Dam is limited to Seattle City Light employees, Ross Lake Resort reservation holders, and Environmental Learning Center staff
  • road into the town of Diablo


  • North Cascades Environmental Learning Center


  • Ross to overnight use - Ross Lake is open for day-use only

Frontcountry Campgrounds

  • Gorge Lake
  • Colonial Creek North and and most of South - Colonial Creek South walk-in sites (sites 64-73) are open on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Trails on the west side of Ross Lake including Diablo Lake, Stetattle Creek, Big Beaver, Sourdough Mountain, and Little Beaver trail - Ross Dam Trail is open to Ross Lake Resort only.

Backcountry Camps

  • Sourdough
  • Pierce Mountain
  • Big/Little Beaver Camps
    • Big Beaver Stock
    • Pumpkin Mountain
    • 39 Mile
    • Luna
    • Beaver Pass
    • Stillwell
    • Twin Rocks
    • Perry Creek
  • Diablo Lake Boat-in Camps
    • Buster Brown
  • Ross Lake Boat-in Camps
    • Green Point
    • Cougar Island
    • Roland Point
    • McMillan
    • Spencer's
    • Big Beaver
    • May Creek
    • Rainbow Point
    • Devils' Junction
    • Ten Mile Island
    • Dry Creek
    • Ponderosa
    • Lodgepole
    • Lightning Creek
    • Cat Island
    • Little Beaver
    • Boundary Bay
    • Silver Creek

Cross-country Zones

  • Sourdough
  • Davis Peak
  • Terror Basin
  • Elephant Butte
  • Luna
  • Challenger
  • Prophet
  • Tapto Lakes
  • Middle Lakes
  • Bear Mountain
  • Depot
  • Spickard

For more information visit the News Release page or visit inciweb.

See below for long term area, trail, and camp closures due to hazards in a burned landscape. Trail closures are listed on the Trail Conditions page in each specific area drop down menu.

A person walking through a burned area.
Brush Creek Trail post fire conditions 2022

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Long-term Fire Closures

A burned landscape presents a number of safety hazards that either did not exist prior to the fire or are increased by the effects of the fire. In some cases these hazardous conditions may continue for several years after a fire. Be very aware of your surroundings, follow warning signs, and pay particular attention to potential safety hazards such as unstable terrain, falling or rolling debris, displaced wildlife, burned stump holes and root chambers, hazard trees, and debris flows.

The following closures will remain in effect until further notice due to hazards from falling dead trees and other ground hazards resulting from wildfires.

Area Closures, including Climbing Approaches (map link):

  • Chilliwack Trail between the Chilliwack River cable car and its northern terminus (the Copper Loop)
  • Copper Ridge Trail between Copper Lake and Indian Creek camps (the Copper Loop)
  • Brush Creek Trail between the junction with the Chilliwack Trail and Whatcom Pass
  • Cross Country Zone access from closed trails

Camp closures (map link):

Chilliwack, Brush Creek, Whatcom Pass
Indian Creek Camp
U.S. Cabin Stock Camp
Graybeal and Graybeal Stock camps
Whatcom Camp
Tapto Lakes and Middle Lakes cross country zones

Trail closures are listed on the Trail Conditions page in each specific area drop down menu.

Last updated: September 25, 2023

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