Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Hunter information booths will be open across central Oregon in early October to provide the public with current fire restriction information on open fires, driving off road, chainsaw use, smoking in the forest, and more. Road closure information as well as map sales and coffee will also be available at most locations.
Early fall is the most dynamic time of year for wildfire danger. Hot afternoons continue to dry out vegetation and colder nights alone do not provide adequate moisture recovery. Central Oregon has experienced an active wildfire season this summer. The message to hunters and recreationists is: Call ahead for the area you are visiting to find out the current fire use restrictions. They can quickly change and vary from place to place. Some restrictions may be lifted due to rain received. But many areas may still prohibit open fires and driving off of improved roads.
Fire restriction/fire use information can be found at the following locations:
Memaloose Rest Area
Thursday, Oct. 2 – 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3 - 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
La Pine at “Rays”
Thursday, Oct. 2 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prineville at “Rays”
Wednesday, Oct. 1 – 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2 - 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3 - 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2 – 10 a.m. to dark
Friday, Oct. 3 – 9 a.m. to dark
The hunter booths are brought to you by the Central Oregon Fire Prevention Cooperative, the Klamath County Fire Prevention Cooperative and the Mid-Columbia Fire Prevention Cooperative.