Bear Camp Road Temporary Closure

SELMA, 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 … Continue reading »

Bear Camp Road Open for Travel

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 … Continue reading »

Bear Camp Road to Reopen

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Officials with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest have announced that the Bear Camp and Burnt Ridge Roads are now open for public use, due to milder weather conditions and lessened fire danger. If weather and fire conditions should change considerably, there is a possibility the closures could be reinstated. “We … Continue reading »

Bear Camp Road Closure Extended

MERLIN, Ore. — Seasonal businesses say they cannot make up the profit lost this summer from the wildfires. Anyone driving in Merlin toward rafting companies will see a sign saying Bear Camp Road is closed. Forest officials tell the public to expect that road to be closed for another month. For Rogue Wilderness Adventures, Bear … Continue reading »

Community Reacts to Big Windy Tragedy

MERLIN, Ore. – Many firefighters are still learning the details around Jesse Trader’s death. But officials say within 24-hours every firefighter nationwide will be informed. Meanwhile, community members are still reeling from what they say is like losing a brother. “We’re family. We’re not blood but we’re family,” said Leighanna Peacock, owner of Baldini’s Family … Continue reading »

Bear Camp Road Advisory Lifted

BEAR CAMP ROAD, Ore. — A weather advisory previously issued for Bear Camp Road has now been lifted. Road engineers are confirming that the Bear Camp Road received only 1-2″ of snow at the highest elevations, which is considerably less than predicted. Due to the good condition of the road, officials with the forest service … Continue reading »

Bear Camp Road Open for Travel

NEAR GALICE, Ore. — A private contractor wanting to move machinery from the Rogue valley to Gold Beach has helped open Bear Camp Road slightly sooner than expected. The U.S. Forest Service was waiting on the sun to help melt more snow before finishing plowing parts of that rural road. Wednesday, they announced that because … Continue reading »

Waiting for Bear Camp

GALICE, Ore. — Memorial Day Weekend is less than two weeks away, and many people who enjoy floating the lower Rogue River are gearing up for the beginning of float season. Things were quiet at Grave Creek boat ramp on Monday morning, but operators of Galice Resort say the past couple weekends have been busy … Continue reading »