PENDLETON, Ore. – Forest officials on the Pomeroy Ranger District will reopen motorized access on Forest Service Roads (FSR) 47, 4712 and a portion of FSR 4713 on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The Tucannon watershed experienced substantial road and trail damage from the February 2020 region-wide flooding across northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. Due to significant flood damage, long-term temporary closures along the Tucannon River were put in place until critical repairs could be completed.
Work has been ongoing this year to repair the Little Tucannon bridge, FSR 47, 4620, 4712, and 4713. Culvert replacement work on FSR 4713 is ongoing south of the Panjab Campground. The public will not be able to drive to Panjab or Meadowcreek trailhead until contractors finish final repair activities next week. Ladybug and Panjab campgrounds are open.
The public is reminded that several roads and trails are closed in other areas with the significant flood damage. Detailed closure maps and updates on flood repair activities are available on the Forest website and at any Forest office. Closure signs will also be posted on the ground.
Umatilla National Forest officials urge forest visitors to plan ahead and contact their local ranger district prior to starting their trip. Forest conditions are dynamic this time of year and likely to change throughout the day and week. The public is encouraged to monitor the Umatilla National Forest Facebook page and website for updates on forest conditions and flood repair activities.
Additional information about the Umatilla National Forest is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla.