Bureau of Land Management Amends Emergency Closure to Open Scaredman Campground


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Roseburg District Office

Media Contact:

Cheyne Rossbach

Roseburg, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roseburg District has issued an amended emergency closure on BLM administered-public lands near the Rough Patch Complex Fire. The reduction in the closure area to the Francis Creek road restores access to the Scaredman Recreation Area and Campground. The Scaredman campground will open on Monday, August 23, 2021, for reservations through Recreation.gov.

Affected Area: BLM road 24-1-26 (Francis Creek) from the junction with BLM road 25-1E-31 (Canton Creek Road) North to the Roseburg District Boundary in Township 24 South Range 1 West Section 1 will remain as closed.

The closure notice and map are available online at the following link: https://www.blm.gov/orwafire.

Prohibitions: The public must not enter the closure area. All uses within the closure area are prohibited. You must not enter by any means of motorized or non-motorized transportation, to include foot traffic. Exceptions to these prohibitions are noted below under Supplemental Information.

Dates: This closure is effective at 12:01 a.m. on August 23, 2021 and will remain in effect until such time as conditions allow for safe use of the affected public lands.

Supplemental Information: Pursuant to Title 43 CFR 9212.3, the following persons are exempt from the provisions of this Order:

1. Any Federal, State, or Local Officer, or member of an organized medical, rescue or firefighting force engaged in fire, emergency, or law enforcement activities, or public utility employees engaged in emergency repairs.

2. BLM employees, contractors, agents or other individuals engaged in official duties.

3. Individuals operating within the scope of their official and legitimate governmental duties.

4. Individuals with valid existing rights for access (e.g. Reciprocal and Unilateral Right of Way agreement holders or internal landowners).

5. Parties who carry written approval signed by the BLM Authorized Officer allowing access to the described public lands.

For additional information on the BLM, Roseburg District, please visit the web at: https://www.blm.gov/office/roseburg-district-office.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.