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Contact: Fire Information, (541)560-3359
Contact: Marsha McCabe, (541)594-3091
CRATER LAKE, OREGON – Due to potentially hazardous conditions created by the Spruce Lake Fire, the following road and trails are closed to entry and use until further notice:
West Rim Drive from Rim Village to North Junction
Pacific Crest Trail, from the intersection of Dutton Creek Trail north to the North Entrance Road
Boundary Springs Trail
All of Bald Crater Loop Trail
Bert Creek Trail
Discovery Point Trail
Lightning Springs Trail
Rim Trail from Discovery Point to North Junction
This closure will remain in effect until further notice. This is adjustment from the previous closure notice issued on August 3, 2017 due to increased fire size and potential expansion. We will be monitoring this situation and will reopen these trails as soon as it is safe to do so.
Visitors are not at risk. The closure is due to fire activity from the Spruce Lake Fire which is burning on the west side of the park. The embers from the fire have spotted near West Rim Drive. All other roads in Crater Lake National Park remain open as well as all entrances to the park. Visitors can bypass the closure on West Rim Drive by taking East Rim Drive.
The Spruce Lake Fire ignited by lightning on July 24, 2017 and is being managed collectively with the Blanket Creek Fire. The fires are being managed with a full suppression strategy. The trail closure is being implemented to reduce threats to public safety associated with fire activity and fire suppression operations.
This closure is implemented pursuant to the authority described in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations 1.5(a)(1), 1.5(b) and 1.5(f). Please contact the Fire Information Office at (541)560-3359 with any questions or for additional information.