Columbia Gorge Wildfire Updates 2017

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 has grown significantly causing evacuations along the Oregon and Washington sides of the western side of the Columbia River Gorge. Right now our thoughts are with the communities in The Gorge feeling the impact of this event and the brave men and women firefighters out there working hard to save our home, businesses, and precious landmarks. 


Below is a list of resources for visitors about the current Eagle Creek fire situation in the Columbia River Gorge. 


What Trails are still open?

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


Updates on Road Closures, Air Quality, Fire Updates:

FAQs about the Fire

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

See more information at http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/ for location-specific weather and air quality information.

Washington Department of Transportation Road Updates

Eagle Creek Fire Incident Report

US Forest Service Facebook Page updates on the fire


Ways to Help in the Recovery and Rehabilitation:

Show the Gorge Some Love: Visit the Gorge this October and help support businesses that were impacted by the fire. 

Cascade Locks Strong: Cascade Locks businesses were closed for almost 2 full weeks during one of their busiest seasons. Help bring in immediate cash flow by stocking up on gift certificates to businesses in town. They make great presents and good reasons to come back and visit the Gorge soon.

If you are interested in volunteering at a Friends of the Columbia Gorge stewardship work party after fire damage is assessed, please register here

Sign up for future trail work parties with Trailkeepers of Oregon



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