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Travel Alerts

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

Wildfire Conditions
Updated September 19, 2023

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, and visiting during wildfire season in Oregon.

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 Department of Forestry.

Stop into an Oregon Welcome Center to pick up a free, limited-edition Keep Oregon Green Field Notes memo book while supplies last. These pocket-sized notebooks feature vintage illustrations and simple tips to help curb wildfires caused by debris burning, campfires and vehicles.

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

We’re currently tracking the following wildfires:

Bedrock Fire

  • Location: 27 miles southeast of Eugene
  • Size: 31,590 acres
  • Containment: 98%
  • Start date: July 22
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Closures and evacuations: There are no evacuations for the Bedrock Fire. In consultation with several cooperating agencies, the decision was made to reduce the evacuation level in several areas. An up-to-date and searchable evacuation map is available through the county’s website.
  • Emergency closure orders remain in place for the Willamette National Forest. More information about closures can be found on the Willamette National Forest website and their Facebook page.
  • Visit https://tinyurl.com/386j3axt to learn more about evacuation levels and sign up for emergency alerts.

Camp Creek Fire

  • Location: 10 miles northeast of Sandy
  • Size: 2,055 acres
  • Containment: 54%
  • Start date: Aug. 25
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Closures and evacuations: Barlow Wayside Park and the Sandy Ridge Recreation Site are temporarily closed due to fire activity. Clackamas County residents can sign up to receive critical emergency messaging via email, phone call, and text.
  • Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): There is a TFR over the fire area and drone use is illegal.
  • Check air quality here.
  • Information regarding the fire’s effect on the Bull Run Watershed is available here.

Chilcoot Fire

  • Location: 20 miles east of Glide
  • Size: 1,769 acres
  • Containment: 60%
  • Start date: Aug. 24
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Closures: Safety and Closures: There is a forest closure for portions of the Umpqua National Forest in response to fire activity in the area to protect public and wildland firefighter safety. A Closure Order for the Canton Creek area has been issued by Bureau of Land Management (BLM): Chilcoot Ridge Fire Emergency Closure Order BLM Roseburg District. There is Temporary Flight Restriction over these fires.

Flat Fire

  • Location: 2 miles southeast of Agness
  • Size: 34, 242 acres
  • Containment: 75%
  • Start date: July 15
  • Evacuations:  Level 1 “Get Ready” evacuation status is in place for areas near the Flat Fire. Level 2 “Get Set“ evacuation status is in place along the Elk River from about milepost four to the USFS Butler Bar Campground near the Anvil Fire. Sign up for notifications here.
  • Closures: The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (RRSNF) has issued an updated closure order for the Anvil Fire. Closure information is available here. U.S. Highway 199 still has a pilot car system operating. Expect 20-40 minute delays. Local law enforcement cautions against any non-essential traffic along this route. Navigation apps and mapping programs have been routing travelers into active fire areas. Check www.tripcheck.com in Oregon and www.quickmap.dot.ca.go in California for current closures and detours. Do not use forest roads for alternate routes.

Lookout Fire

  • Location: 4 miles northeast of McKenzie Bridge
  • Size: 24,596 acres
  • Containment: 50%
  • Start date: Aug. 5
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Closures: Highway 242, McKenzie Highway, is closed between milepost 61-76, 14 miles west of Sisters, Oregon to just east of the junction with Highway 126. Highway 126 is currently open. Please monitor Trip Check for updates. The Willamette National Forest has issued a closure order for areas surrounding the Lookout Fire. The order can be found here.
  • Evacuations: The Lane County Sheriff has announced changes to some of the evacuation notices related to the Lookout Fire. In consultation with several cooperating agencies, the decision was made to reduce the evacuation level in several areas.
  • For Lane County evacuation updates visit: https://www.lanecountyor.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=19729054
  • For current information please see Lane County’s website.

Petes Lake Fire 

  • Location: Within the Three Sisters Wilderness, approximately 25 miles west of Bend
  • Size: 355 acres
  • Containment: 0%
  • Start date: Aug. 25
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Evacuations: The Deschutes County Sheriff lifted the Level 1 Evacuation Notice for the areas east of the Cascade Lakes
    Highway around Elk and Lava Lakes. The Level 3 (Go Now) Evacuation Notice is still in place for all areas west of the
    Cascade Lakes Highway from the Lucky Lake Trailhead north to the Mirror Lake Trail. This includes the areas around
    Lucky Lake, Leech Lake, Doris Lake, Blow Lake and Mirror Lakes. Evacuation notices and updates can be found at:
  • Closures: The closure order on the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests for the Petes Lake Fire remains in place
    and information can be found here. Resorts along the Cascade Lakes Highway remain open for business, though visitors may encounter delays with road flaggers and pilot cars. Wanoga and Kapka SnoParks are being used by firefighting resources and closed to the public.

Tyee Ridge Complex Fire

  • Location: West of Sutherlin
  • Size: 7,946 acres
  • Containment: 90%
  • Start date: Aug. 30
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Evacuations: All evacuation notices issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office remain unchanged. The Red Cross shelter for evacuees at the Oakland Elementary School will be relocating today and the new location will be posted to the Tyee Ridge Complex and Douglas County Sheriff Facebook pages as soon as it is available. To shelter livestock, contact Douglas County Fairgrounds at 541-957-7010. Companion pets can be sheltered at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center in Roseburg. View the current evacuation information map.

Oregon Welcome Centers
Updated July 11, 2023

Where can I find an Oregon Welcome Center?

Oregon’s Welcome Centers (Portland International Airport, Ashland, Brookings, Seaside, Ontario, Klamath Falls, Boardman and Oregon City) are available to assist visitors in person but please check hours before visiting, as some temporarily close during winter months.

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.

While supplies last, you can pick up a free, limited-edition Keep Oregon Green Field Notes memo book at Oregon Welcome Centers, and learn how to help curb wildfires caused by debris burning, campfires and vehicles.

illustration of a beaver with responsible recreation message.