Closures in Mt. Hood National Forest

News staff writer

August 16, 2006

The following closures are in place on the Mt. Hood National Forest until further notice:

Road closures:

* Highway 35 between White River Sno-Park and Parkdale

* Forest Highway 17 from junction with 660 spur (vicinity of Gibson Prairie) south to Forest Road 1720

* Forest Road 2730 at junction with Forest Highway 27 to Forest Highway 44

* Forest Highway 44 from junction with Forest Road 4430 west to State Highway 35

* Forest Highway 48 from junction with Forest Road 4860 west to State Highway 35, except travel will be permitted on Forest Highway 48 to Forest Highway 43 and then west to US 26

* Cloud Cap Road at Cooper Spur Ski Area to Cloud Cap and Tilly Jane

* Forest Highway 27 from Forest road 2730 to Forest Road 2710 near Bonney Crossing Campground

* Forest Road 3550

The need for the Highway 35 closure is reassessed daily. Heavy helicopters flying water buckets over the highway will likely continue for at least the next several days and require the highway to be closed for safety. Highway 35 remains open from Hood River to the Parkdale—Mt. Hood community.

Campground, Trail and Wilderness Closures:

* Badger Lake Campground

* Bonney Crossing Campground

* Bonney Meadow Campground

* Boulder Lake Campground

* Camp Windy Campground

* Cloud Cap Saddle Campground

* Fifteenmile Campground

* Gibson Prairie Campground

* Little Badger Campground

* Nottingham Campground

* Pebbleford Campground

* Sherwood Campground

* Tilly Jane Campground

* Routson County Campground

* Timberline Trail # 600 from McNeil Point to Timberline Lodge

* All trails between the Timberline Trail #600 and Highway 35 Vista Ridge (#626), McGee Creek (#6270, Pinnacle (#630), Mazama (#625), Elk Cove (#631), Tilly Jane (#600A)

* Badger Creek Wilderness

This list of closures will be updated daily. Current information on highway closures is available from ODOT on http://www.tripcheck.com

For additional fire information visit the website http://www.noworegonimt.com or the national incident information system at http://www.inciweb.org.

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