Public Are Encouraged to Travel Carefully
Southwest Oregon – Bear Camp Road will be open for public travel starting on May 28th for the recreation season. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will have completed removing what remained of the road’s winter snow drifts.
Not all BLM and National Forest 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 season before all road surfaces are thoroughly dry.
Good preparation and driving habits are important when traveling on backcountry roads, as weather and road conditions may change rapidly. Be prepared with extra blankets, food and water, clothing, and emergency equipment. When driving, keep lights on, drive slowly and be prepared to stop for oncoming traffic, particularly on blind corners.
U.S. Route 199 and U.S. Highway 101 are recommended for trailers, motor homes, and oversized vehicles year-round.
For additional information on the Bear Camp Road and current road status, contact the Gold Beach Ranger District (541-247-3600), Grants Pass Interagency Office (541-471-6500) or Wild Rivers Ranger District (541-592-4000).