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Wildfires close Army Corps' Lost Creek operations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed all recreational areas at Elk Creek and Lost Creek Lake to non-fire personnel until further notice due to wildfires. Several wildfires in the Upper Rogue River area spread overnight and have forced an active response by fire crews. The following locations are officially closed:

  • McGregor Park, visitor center, Bridge Hole and surrounding fishing areas
  • McGregor boat ramp and all fishing areas at the Cole M. Rivers Fish Hatchery
  • River’s Edge Park and picnic shelter
  • Rogue River Basin Project Office, the dam and surrounding fishing areas
  • Takelma Day Use and Boat Ramp areas
  • Four Corners campground
  • Fire Glen campground
  • Lost Creek trailhead and trail
  • Lewis Road trailhead and trail
  • Catfish Cove
  • Peyton Bridge trailhead and trail
  • Medco fishing access
  • Spillway fishing access
  • Big Butte Creek and Viewpoint Mike trailheads and trails
  • All of the Rogue River Trail surrounding Lost Creek Lake, including all sections of trail from the base of the dam to Highway 62
  • All of Elk Creek north of Highway 62

Fires in the Upper Rogue have resulted in the closure of Army Corps operations at Lost Creek Lake. File photo