Snowfall prompts road closures


Last updated 11/8/2022 at Noon

The Deschutes National Forest closed two Forest Service roads in Sisters Country at the beginning of the week due to recent and forecasted snowfall.

The Sisters Ranger District closed Forest Service Road 16, which provides driving access to Three Creek Lake, at the Upper Three Creek SnoPark. The Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District will close Forest Service Road 4603, which provides driving access to Tumalo Falls.

The roads are closed to provide for public safety and minimize resource damage, as well as to preserve the snowpack as these routes transition to opportunities for winter recreation. Forest managers remind visitors that Forest Service roads across the Deschutes National Forest are not plowed or maintained for winter driving access.

For more information on current conditions, visit or follow the Forest on Twitter @DesNatlForest or on Facebook


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