Hebo, OR – Forest Service Road 1790 will close temporarily from June 17th through August 31st, while an undersized culvert is replaced with a structure that fish are able to pass through. The road, 10.3 miles southeast of Lincoln City off Forest Service Road 17, provides access to Drift Creek Organizational Camp, which will be closed during this time.
During this road closure, visitors will not be able to access a portions of Drift Creek and North Creek limiting fishing access. Visitors wanting to fish in these creeks can gain access along the Siletz Highway, at the confluence of Drift Creek and the Siletz River.
The installation of the new fish passage is the culmination of years of collaboration with Friends of Drift Creek, MidCoast Watersheds Council, Native Fish Society and several other project funders. The project aims to address fish passage and improve access to spawning and rearing habitat for salmonids, as well as improve nutrient and sediment transport. To learn more about the project, visit https://nativefishsociety.org/campaigns/north-creek-campaign
For more information about the road closure, contact the Hebo Ranger District at 503-391-5100 or check the web for current conditions at https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/siuslaw/recreation. For alerts and notices, follow us @SiuslawNF or visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw.