Road closed in Whychus Creek area
Last updated 8/2/2022 at Noon
Forest Road 1514, in the Whychus Creek area of the Sisters Ranger District is closed to allow the replacement of a road culvert.
The culvert replacement is an important step in providing improved fish and aquatic organism passage in the creek, the Forest Service reports.
The road is a popular route because it provides a loop connecting Forest Road 15 and Forest Road 16 in the area of Whychus Creek. The loop offers access to wilderness trails and dispersed camping sites as well as a scenic gravel riding opportunity. With the road closure, loop opportunities will not be available, the Forest Service notes. However, all recreational opportunities will remain available to visitors. People will need to plan ahead and take either Forest Road 15 or Forest Road 16 to access their recreation interests on either side of the road closure, which may be in place until November 30.