The walk bridge at Smith Rock State Park will close for improvements in mid-to-late summer. Learn more here. Original article by Oregon State Parks There will be no pedestrian bridge for about four weeks in mid to late summer.
Smith Rock State Park is slated to get a new, wider pedestrian bridge this summer, which means there will be no bridge access for about four weeks during construction in mid to late summer. The exact dates depend on nesting season and streamflow.
The bridge spans the Crooked River in Central Oregon near Bend and connects the front of the park with many but not all of its hiking trails and climbing destinations. There will be no temporary bridge, and…
The Cedar Creek Fire will create lots of smoke for Central Oregon. Learn more here.
The Cedar Creek Fire burning on the Willamette National Forest grew to 18,143 acres Tuesday and a Red Flag Warning could cause it to grow.
People in Central Oregon should expect a lot more smoke in the next couple of days. It could reach “unhealthy for sensitive groups” level.
“The elderly or pretty much just anyone who has trouble breathing, even younger folks. Those are the people we include in the ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups,’” said Dan Byrd, an air resource adviser working on the Cedar Creek Fire.
Central Oregon Fire Info says a Red Flag Warning has been issued for hot, dry…