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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-28-2020, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Oregon closures as well

from the Prineville BLM:


"Links & Information Related to Current Restrictions and Closures In & Adjacent to the Lower Deschutes W&SR:

BLM (Lower Deschutes & Other Areas within the Prineville District): The health and safety of our visitors and staff remains the number one priority of the Bureau of Land Management. Consistent with the closures already put forward by our partners, as well as with the guidance provided by the CDC and Governor Brown’s Stay at Home Executive Order No. 20-12, the Prineville District is temporarily closing access and use of many of its developed recreation facilities to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

These closures include boating on the Lower Deschutes and John Day Wild and Scenic Rivers. Given the Oregon State Marine Board has put in place temporary boating restrictions and a number of boat ramps are already closed by other agencies, local communities, and partners, the Prineville District is no longer selling new boater permits for the period from March 28th – April 30, 2020. All existing reservations for April 1st- April 30th will been cancelled and refunds will be issued. Boaters currently on the water will be able to complete their trips. Overnight use at all campgrounds along these rivers will be closed beginning 12:01 AM on April 1, 2020. The river closures will also include bathrooms at developed recreation areas as well as boat launches. Access to day-use sites, trails, and all roads remains open.

In addition, outside of the Lower Deschutes and John Day Rivers, restroom facilities at all developed recreation sites will be closed, and all developed campgrounds will be temporarily closed to overnight camping as of 12:01 AM on April 1, 2020. Trash pickup and sanitation services on most of these recreation facilities will also be temporarily suspended. Access to day-use sites including trailheads is still available. Visitors currently in campgrounds will have until 12:01 a.m. April 1, 2020 to leave. Sites remaining open for day-use (hiking, mountain biking, etc.) will be posted with measures for safe recreation. Please see attached alerts for both the Prineville District and OR/WA BLM."
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2020, 12:41 AM
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FYI- The Umpqua National Forest is closed at all improved recreational areas, including campgrounds, trailheads, etc. until Sept. 30th. Who knows if that timeframe will stand but that means all of the fly water area campgrounds, Mott Trail, etc. are closed.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2020, 10:24 AM
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This is getting bleak! I’d say it looks likely that they will be keeping an eye on the amount of dispersed campers in the area come summer too. If those get jam packed, they will probably close those areas off too. Effectively making it a day trip option only. I was really hoping by mid summer things would be stabilized enough that we could take a few 3 day trips “back home”. Really hope that timeframe does change...regardless, it’s an eye opener.
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