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Bear Camp Road Temporary Closure

Bear Camp Road ClosedSELMA, Ore. — A small section of Bear Camp Road (Forest Service Road 23) is scheduled to be closed temporarily starting Tuesday, August 26th. The closure will last approximately three weeks for culvert replacements.  As long as there are no complications or delays, the road will be re-opened on Friday, September 19th.

Gold Beach District Ranger, Tine Lanier, says,“We are very fortunate to receive the Legacy Road funding needed to make improvements on one of our primary routes for recreation access to the Rogue River and to the National Forest,” There will be an alternate route on FSR 2308 also known as “Burnt Ridge Road.”

This alternate route will provide a loop for all traffic to avoid the construction area. Users of this detour and route are encouraged to reduce speed to minimize impacts to the road surface. The new detour will add approximately 15 min of extra travel time. Please plan ahead if using this route.  The culvert replacement is vital for keeping Bear Camp Road open.

“We regret any negative impacts that this closure may have on outfitter guides and recreationists during the high use season and appreciate your patience during repairs,” added Lanier.