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Contact: Fire Information Office, (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 trails are closed to entry and use until further notice:
Pacific Crest Trail, from the intersection of Lightning Springs Trail north to Red Cone Camp
Bald Crater Loop Trail, from intersection of Pacific Crest Trail to Bert Creek Trail
Bert Creek Trail
This closure will remain in effect until further notice.We will be monitoring this situation and will reopen these trails as soon as it is safe to do so.
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.