The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said the wildfires continuing to burn across the state have so far burned about 900 acres of state park land. Most of that land is undeveloped forest.
Collier Memorial State Park in Chiloquin saw the most damage, losing roughly 400 acres of Ponderosa pines, the department said.
“Although 400 acres is a lot by any estimation, the careful fuel reduction and stand improvement slowed the fire spread enough to be contained before major damage occurred,” Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Forester Craig Leech said in a statement.
Detroit Lake State Recreation Area and the Mongold day-use area on Detroit Lake suffered only minor damage from the Beachie Creek Fire, the parks and recreation agency said.
North Santiam State Recreation Area, about 20 miles west of Detroit Lake, saw much more damage. The Beachie Creek Fire burned straight through that campground located on the North