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Oregon / Washington

Prineville Alerts/Notices

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Fire Alerts and Closures

When wildfires impact recreation areas, roads, trails and other areas used by the public, a closure may be issued to restrict public access to the area. These closures keep the public safe and improve firefighter safety by limiting the number of vehicles on roads in the fire area. These closures are temporary, and will be lifted when the area is safe for the public to re-enter.

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Public Use Restrictions

When temperatures increase and we're experiencing problems with wildfires, travel and campfire use may be restricted. Watch here for temporary restrictions or for our annual restrictions along our rivers.

  • There are no public use restrictions in place at this time.
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Industrial Fire Precaution Level

Road or Recreation Site Closures

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Roads or recreation sites may be closed for construction, repair, or restoration. For road conditions throughout the state, you can also visit www.tripcheck.com.

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Wildlife or Plants

Sometimes human activities can harm our local wildlife and plants, and temporary or seasonal closures may be put in place. Look here for temporary or annual closures.

  • Lifted 8/31/2014 - Deep Canyon Wildlife Closure (Feb. 1 - Aug. 31)
  • Lifted 8/31/2014 - Dry River Canyon Wildlife Closure (Feb. 1 - Aug. 31)
  • Lifted 8/31/2014 - Fryrear Wildlife Closure (Feb. 1 - Aug. 31)
  • Lifted 8/31/2014 - Horny Hollow (part of Otter Bench Trail System) Wildlife Closure (Feb. 1 - Aug. 31)
  • Lifted 5/19/2014 - Maston/Jaguar Wildlife Closure (Feb. 1 - Aug. 31)
  • Lifted 5/19/2014 - Millican Plateau OHV Route #95 wildlife closure (Jan. 1 - Aug. 31)
  • Lifted 5/19/2014 - Trout Creek Climbing Area Wildlife Closure (Jan. 15 - Aug. 31)
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Other Closures

Other types of closures or alerts may include information about events, hazardous conditions such as high snags or blue-green algae, or any other critical information that needs to be singled out.

  • Fall Herbicide Application (PDF) - Several areas associated with the 2011 Hancock and Razorback wildfires will be temporarily closed for herbicide spraying beginning October 22, 2014.
To Report a Wildfire: Call 911 or 1-800-314-2560