The northwest Oregon district of the federal Bureau of Land Management has closed all recreation sites through Sept. 15. The closure includes all BLM developed campgrounds in northwestern Oregon, include Fisherman’s Bend campground, Wildwood recreation site, Alsea Falls recreation site, Shotgun Creek day use area and the Row River Trail.
The closure covers west of the Cascades, north from Cottage Grove to the Columbia River. Members of the public may not enter closed recreation areas, and camping outside of campgrounds is also prohibited on BLM lands.
Meantime, Oregon State Parks have closed several parks to all visitors until further notice.
- Silver Falls State Park near Silverton
- Detroit Lake campground and Mongold day-use area near Detroit
- North Santiam State Park near Mehama
- Collier Memorial State Park near Klamath Falls, closed the remainder of September, which is when its normal camping season ends
- All state parks and boat ramps on Fall Creek Reservoir — including Winberry day-use area, North Shore day-use area and Cascara campground — are closed until further notice
- Cape Lookout State Park near Tillamook will close through Sep. 10 due to power outages and limited water supply related to high winds
The state Parks and Recreation Department also instituted a statewide fire ban in Oregon.
Fire danger from a combination of low humidity and strong east winds prompted the closure. Several fires are burning on Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and private land in the area.