SOUTHWEST, Ore. — Bear Camp Rd. is officially open and ready for public travel for the recreation season. In a typical year, the Bear Camp Road officially opens for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. However, due to minimal snow pack last winter on the south coastal mountain range, no snow removal was necessary, making it possible to open the road earlier. Road maintenance is nearing completion, however, there may be slight delays in areas where road work is continuing.
All seasonal gate closures, including gates off the Peavine-Serpentine and Galice Access Roads, have been lifted. Motorists are advised to use caution when driving through slide areas.
Not all Forest and BLM roads have been maintained or checked after the winter season. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and avoid using less traveled roads, particularly earlier in the field season before all road surfaces are thoroughly dry.