U.S. FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
215 Melody Lane
Wenatchee, WA 98801
For immediate release: September 13, 2012
Contacts: Elka Missal, Public Information (509) 784-4700
Fire Prompts Area Closure on Entiat Ranger District
Entiat— Wildfires in the Pyramid Mountain and Klone Peak areas have prompted Forest Service officials on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to close an portion of the Entiat Ranger District for public safety reasons. These are two of many lightning caused fires that are part of the Wenatchee Complex.
This closure includes National Forest lands, roads, and trails within the Entiat Ranger District boundaries beyond mile marker 33 on the Entiat River Road, or Forest Service Road 51. (Please see map for more details on area closed). The Pyramid and Klone Peak fires have the potential to cut off access on the Entiat River Road threatening public safety for those recreating in the area.
This area closure includes the access point on the Entiat Ranger District to a high buck season hunt starting September 15th in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area as well as the following campgrounds, trail systems and roads.
Cottonwood Three Creeks Spruce Grove
Forest Service Roads: 5100, 5606, 5900, 112, 125, and 5608
Entiat River 1400 Cool Creek 1431 Ice Creek 1405
45 Mile Sheep Drive 1432 Pomas Creek 1453 Emerald Park 1230
Pyramid Mtn. 1433 Duncan Ridge 1434 Anthem Creek 1435
Myrtle Lake 1404a Larch Lake Hiker 1430a Larch Lake 1430
Cow Creek Meadows 1404 Garland Peak 1408 Shetipo Creek 1429
Three Creeks 1428 North Fork Entiat River Pugh Ridge 1438
Pyramid Viewpoint 1441 South Pyramid Creek 1439 Butte Creek 1440
Fern Lake 1436
Law Enforcement officers and other Forest Service employees will be patrolling the area to inform public about the closure and fires in the area. Silver Falls National Recreation Trail as well as Fox Creek, Lake Creek and Silver Falls Campgrounds will remain open at this time. Be sure to check access restrictions on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest before heading out into the woods.
For more information please contact the Entiat Ranger District at 509-784-4700
Entiat and Chelan Ranger Districts