Wildfire Updates and Resources

*UPDATED July 19, 2018* Substation Fire 

The Substation Fire started on July 17, 2018 just southeast of The Dalles. Evacuations in the burn area are still in effect including some road closures. Follow the links below for the most up-to-date information. Right now our thoughts are with the communities in Wasco and Sherman Counties feeling the impact of the Substation Fire and the brave men and women firefighters out there working hard to save our home, businesses, farms and precious landmarks. 

Updates on Road Closures, Air Quality, Fire Updates:

Substation Fire Information Page - Information about evacuations and fire developments

Oregon Department of Transportation Road Updates - Tripcheck.com - Latest information on road closures

AirNow - Air quality information in the state of Oregon

2017 Eagle Creek Fire

On the afternoon of September 2nd, 2017, a wildfire erupted along the very popular Eagle Creek trail near Cascade Locks, OR in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Due to heavy winds and warm weather, the fire grew significantly and impacted 50,000 acres of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area including many of our most beloved trails. 

Below is a list of resources for visitors about the Eagle Creek Fire impacts in the Columbia River Gorge. 

What Trails are still open?

List of Trails and Parks in and around the Gorge that are open

Ways to Learn About and Help in the Recovery and Rehabilitation:

Sign up for future trail work parties with Trailkeepers of Oregon

Eagle Creek Fire Response Information from the US Forest Service

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