Wanoga and Edison Sno-parks as well as Besson Day Use Area remain closed
BEND– The Deschutes National Forest reminds the public that an area closure remains in effect for the Sheridan Fire near Sunriver, Oregon.
Forest Road 45 (River Summit Road) between Cascade Lakes Highway and the junction of Forest Road 40 and 41 is within the closure as is Forest Road 40 from the junction of Forest Road 45 and 41 and Forest Road 4040. To access the Cascade Lakes area from Sunriver the public is encouraged to use Forest Road 42 (Fall River Road).
Besson Day Use Area has been closed to all traffic at this time. Boaters wishing to use Besson as a take-out point could use the Sunriver Resort Marina as an alternative for a $5 fee. Wanoga and Edison Sno-parks remain closed as well.
All roads shown in green (see attached map) remain open to the public.
Forest Road 41 (Conklin Road) remains open, but the public is asked to use extra caution on this road as firefighting traffic will be present. Please reduce speed and do not attempt to pass vehicles while on this road.
Forest officials will work with the incident management team fighting the Sheridan Fire to reassess the area and road closures early next week. As the area surrounding the fire becomes safe for public use, closures will be lifted.
The Sheridan Fire started on August 17, 2016 about 2 miles west of Sunriver, OR and swiftly grew to 191 acres in the first 24 hours. Aggressive firefighting efforts have kept the fire within planned containment lines. The cause of the fire is under investigation.