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Travel Alerts

Travel Oregon’s first priority is the safety of our residents and visitors. As we navigate life through a pandemic and historic wildfires, we always recommend consulting official resources prior to traveling to ensure access to your destination is safe.

Wildfire Conditions
Updated September 20, 2022

Like many states in the West, Oregon has seen an increase in the size of wildfires in recent years. While natural wildfires are a part of healthy forest ecosystems, uncontrolled wildfires caused by people can endanger lives, homes and vital natural resources.

Many wildfire-impacted areas remain closed, while others have reopened but still require caution when visiting. Here’s what you should know about visiting Oregon’s wildfire-impacted areas.

Before you head out, check road conditions at TripCheck and sign up for alerts and review emergency info, air quality data and latest fire updates at: Oregon Wildfire Response & Recovery.

Visitors and residents are also encouraged to sign up for emergency mobile alerts on oralert.gov.

Are there currently wildfires in Oregon?

Cedar Creek Fire

The fire remains active, mostly burning with low to moderate intensity on the perimeter. Although fire behavior has calmed considerably since last weekend, fuels are still dry and fire behavior could increase under the right conditions. Smoke will continue to linger through the week, impacting air quality.

A community meeting for the communities of Oakridge and Westfir is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Oakridge High School Auditorium. The meeting will also be streamed on Facebook Live.

  • Location: 15 miles east of Oakridge
  • Size: 113,637 acres, 11% contained
  • Start date: Aug. 1
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Closures and evacuations:
    • An updated map of the evacuation areas is available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/CedarCreek.
    • An area closure is in effect for parts of the Willamette National Forest and the Deschutes National Forest. A closure is in effect for both the Waldo Lake Wilderness and Three Sisters Wilderness. Waldo Lake and Cultus Lake are both closed to the public.
    • The Lane County and Deschutes County Sheriffs ask that all residents within the fire area remain on high alert for changes to evacuation statuses and road closures. It is imperative to respect closures and follow evacuation orders. Please follow Lane County and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Facebook pages for the latest updates. Visit Deschutes and Lane County websites for up-to-date information.
  • Additional information for the fire is available on the Cedar Creek Fire Facebook page.

Eagle Cap Wilderness Fires: Double Creek, Sturgill, Nebo and Goat Mountain 2

  • Public meeting scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Joseph Community Center and livestreamed on Facebook.
  • Updated fire evacuation orders for the Double Creek and Eagle Cap Wilderness Fires available here.

Double Creek Fire

    • Location: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, 10 miles SE of Imnaha, Grizzle Ridge
    • Size: 157,088 acres, 38% contained
    • Start date: Aug. 30
    • Cause: Lightning
    • Closures and evacuations:

Sturgill Creek Fire

    • Location: 15 miles SW of Enterprise, intersection of Minam and North Minam Rivers
    • Size: 20,129 acres
    • Start date: Aug. 22
    • Cause: Lightning
    • Closures and evacuations:
      • Level 3 “Go Now” is in effect for Fence Creek north to Dug Bar and Freezeout south to the 39 Road.
      • Level 2 “Get Set” is in effect for lands west of Imnaha River to Bear Gulch Road, south of Highway 350 to intersection of power lines and Harl Butte Road; Upper and Lower Imnaha Road from Fence Creek to Freezeout; and for Lostine River Road from Fir Road south to Two Pan (including all campgrounds and trailheads).
      • Level 1 “Be Ready” is in effect for lands west of Bear Gulch Road, south of Highway 350 to power lines and Harl Butte Road, and for Lostine River Road from Highway 82 to Fir Road.
      • The Wallowa Whitman National Forest issued Temporary Area Closures for the Double Creek FireNebo Fire, and Sturgill Fire (includes Goat Mountain 2 Fire) on Monday. Closure Orders and Maps are available on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest Fire Incident Updates page.

Rum Creek Fire

  • Location: Galice
  • Size: 21,347, 83% contained
  • Start date: Aug. 17
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Closures and evacuations:
    • Evacuation information by address can be found at JosephineCounty.gov/FireMap.
    • Recreation Area Closures:
      • Rainie Falls Trail is closed.
      • Rogue River Trail is closed from Grave Creek to Russian Creek.
      • Rogue River is closed from Ennis Riffle to Grave Creek boat ramp. Permitted boaters can still put in at Grave Creek.
      • On the closed section of Galice Road, Smullin Visitor Center, Argo Recreation Site and Boat Ramp, and Galice Boat Ramp are closed.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, read this guide to wildfire season in Oregon.

COVID-19 Travel Information

The U.S. border is reopened to vaccinated international travelers. Some countries may require negative PCR tests before re-entry. Please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s website for information about where to get tested.

Other Guidelines:

Masks are no longer required in indoor or outdoor spaces. Please continue to be patient, flexible and kind, especially if asked to mask up, or share your vaccination status. These measures are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Masks are still “strongly recommended” in the outdoors for people at higher risk from the disease, such as people who are elderly, immunocompromised, or those who haven’t been vaccinated.

For more traveler information and prevention tips, we encourage you to seek the most current information from the following sources:

Oregon Welcome Centers

Where can I find an Oregon Welcome Center?

All of Oregon Welcome Centers (PDX, Ashland, Brookings, Seaside, Ontario, Klamath Falls, Boardman and Oregon City) are open to assist visitors in person.

Visitors may call 1.800.547.7842 to request information, submit travel questions to Ask Oregon or visit to talk to a friendly staff member and pick up a few travel guides for the region you’re visiting.