Jones Fire forces Fall Creek Road closure
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Forest Road 18 (Fall Creek Road) is now closed due to fire activity from the Jones Fire.
The road is closed from the forest boundary on the west to the Middle Fork Ranger District boundary on the east.
The smoke has been visible at times from the Eugene/Springfield area.
The Jones Fire is approximately 1,700 acres and is located in the Little Fall Creek watershed outside of Lowell. This location is approx. 9 miles east of Fall Creek Reservoir and 1 mile north of Clark Butte.
The public is not permitted in this area.
Several campgrounds have also been closed due to the fire, including the following; Fall Creek National Recreation Trail, Dolly Varden, Broken Bowl, Big Pool, Clark Creek, Bedrock and Puma Creek.
Little Cowhorn Mountain Lookout is also closed.
The following trails are closed; Fall Creek, Johnny Creek and Tall Trees Old Growth Grove.