SALEM, Ore. – With the approval of fire management officials, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday removed all evacuation areas in the Santiam Canyon.
Highway 22 is also now reopen in the area
Here’s more from the Sheriff’s Office:
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is removing all evacuation levels in Marion County following close consultation with fire management officials. There may be some roadways in the area that are closed for inspection and repairs. Up to date information on closures can be found by visiting tripcheck.com.
The Oregon Department of Transportation estimates that over 30,000 hazard trees have been removed along a 40-mile stretch of OR 22 that was heavily impacted by the winds and wildfires. Hazard trees are dead, dying or leaning trees that were damaged by the wildfires, and would likely come down on the highway posing a risk to travelers.
Travelers should be aware of the following:
Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones”
The Willamette National Forest remains closed in certain areas (refer to map for specific areas of closure). All recreation sites INSIDE OF THE CLOSURE AREA remain closed as of September 25th, 2020 include the following
Middle Fork Ranger District
• All campgrounds
• Fall Creek Road and all adjacent sites
McKenzie River Ranger District
• Road 19 between Hwy 126 and Road 1980
• Terwilliger Hot Springs
• French Pete Trailhead
• Echo Boat Launch
• Bruckart Boat Launch
• Saddle Dam Boat Launch
• O’Leary/Castle Rock Trailhead
• Kings Castle Trailhead
• Olallie North Trailhead
• Lower section of the McKenzie River Trail (where it crosses Rd 2654 – Deer Creek Road to the southern terminus) and associated trailheads
• Frissell Boat Launch
• Paradise Boat Launch
• Big Lake Road, Ray Benson Sno-Park, and portions of the Santiam Pass OHV Area
• Pacific Crest Trail – Santiam Pass Trailhead
• Pacific Crest Trail north of Highway 20
Sweet Home Ranger District
• Hackleman Old Growth Trailhead
• Santiam Wagon Road, from west from the junction with Rd 2672
• Iron Mountain – Deer Creek Trailhead (Iron Mountain – Civil Road TH remains open)
• House Rock Day Use Area
• Gordon Lakes Trailheads (all three)
Detroit Ranger District
• All recreation sites
• All wilderness areas (Opal Creek and Mt. Jefferson)
• All trails
* All Marion County parks in the fire zone remain closed while crews continue to work on cleanup efforts.
* Detroit Lake is open for recreation via Mongold State Park.
For more information on Willamette National Forest Closure Areas please visit: USDA Willamette ALERTS