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  1. Whitewater Trail #3429 reopens for first time since July 2017

    Detroit, Oregon, July 31, 2019 – The Willamette National Forest will be reopening the Whitewater trail #3429 for the first time since the fire in July 2017. The Whitewater Trail is located around 70 miles southeast of Salem and is one of the most popular routes to Jefferson Park. In 2017, the Whitewater Fire grew to over 14,000 acres leading to evacuations and the closure of several trails in the area.

    “This closure was slated to run through the end of August, so we are grateful for all the work to open it earlier,” said Detroit District Ranger Dave Halemeier. “Crews have worked hard to reduce hazards within the area, but we remind visitors that hazards still exist, including along the margin of the road.”

    Visitors may want to come during nonpeak days for a more enjoyable experience and
    are reminded to practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as staying on trail. Parking is limited at the trailhead. Fire impacted areas are more fragile which makes the ground more susceptible to erosion. Additionally, visitors should check local fire restrictions as we get into the drier and hotter parts of the summer. Make sure all campfires are out and cold before leaving.

    Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/willamette/ for current trails conditions. Visit https://go.usa.gov/xQ9H8 to view the burn severity map of the Whitewater trail.

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