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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

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.


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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.

  • Temporary Closure of South Fork John Day Road April 16-17, 2014: The Prineville District BLM will be closing the South Fork John Day Road on April 16-17, 2014 to replace the bridge on Wind Creek Road. The closure is necessary as trucks and other construction equipment will be staged along the South Fork Road. For more information, contact the Prineville BLM at 541-416-6700.
  • South Junction Campground Railroad Crossing (PDF)
  • BLM Maupin Visitor Center closed for the season.
  • Updated Information! Grant County Road Construction (PDF)
Wildlife, photo credit George Gentry

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.

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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.

  • There are no closures in place at this time.
To Report a Wildfire: Call 911 or 1-800-314-2560