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Temporary Closures and Restrictions Announced for Umpqua National Forest

1:44 AM ยท Aug 29, 2023

Effective today, August 28, 2023, through December 1, 2023, the U.S. Forest Service has imposed a series of restrictions on roads, trails, and areas within the Umpqua National Forest for public safety reasons. The affected area starts at the junction of Forest Service Road 38 and State Highway 138, extends northeast and loops back to the point of origin. A detailed map of the closure area is said to be available as Exhibit A. Prohibitions Access to certain closed roads is restricted. Entry into specific areas closed for public safety is not allowed. Being on certain trails is also prohibited. Open Areas Despite these restrictions, some roads, trails, and campgrounds will remain open. These include: North Umpqua Trail between FSR 34 and Marsters Bridge on Highway 138 Canton Creek Campground Steamboat Ballfield Gravel Bin Boat Ramp Island Campground Apple Creek Campground Horseshoe Bend Campground Eagle Rock Campground Boulder Flat Campground and Boat Ramp Toketee Lake Campground Forest Service Trail #1495, Toketee Falls trail and trailhead Exemptions Certain groups are exempt from these prohibitions: Those with a specific Forest Service Permit (No. FS-7700-48). Federal, State, or local officers and members of any organized rescue or firefighting force performing official duties. Violating these restrictions may result in a fine of up to $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for up to six months. For more details, you can consult the official Forest Service documentation. The measures are temporary but are essential for ensuring public health and safety.

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