On Friday, the Deschutes National Forest reduced the size of the closure related to the Pole Creek Fire. The move will increase access to winter recreation, particularly in the Three Creeks area.
The Sisters Ranger District addressed erosion and safety concerns and modified the Pole Creek fire closure as follows:
• Portions of the Three Creek Lake Trail (Forest Service Road 1600700) will reopen for nordic skiing.
• The Jeff View Shelter area off of Forest Service Road 1600700 will reopen.
• Most of the Three Creeks Lake area will be reopened.
• Forest Service Road 1520 and portions of Forest Service Road 1018 will also reopen.
Contact: 541-549-7700, or www.fs.usda.gov/centraloregon.
— From staff reports