WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Cascades campground re-opens after storm damage

Before and after the storm at Cascara Campground, SE of Eugune.

Most of the campsites in Cascara campground at Fall Creek State Recreation Site, 27 miles SE of Eugene, will reopen August 12 after downed trees forced its closure this past March.

A severe spring storm brought down some 1,500 trees in two separate areas of the park. State work crews have repaired much of the damage to the east loop, smoothed the roadways and campsites. Of the 47 primitive campsites in the park, 12 tent sites and all six walk-in sites were severely damaged and will remain closed for the rest of the 2011 camping season. The seasonal park will stay open through September 30, and is available first-come first-served. Visitors will have access to the reservoir for swimming, fishing and boating.

While the weather remains warm and dry, recovery work will continue in areas closed to public access. Work crews will return over the winter and spring to replant native vegetation and repair remaining damage to walk-in sites.

For updates, please call 1-800-551-6949 or go online to www.oregonstateparks.org.

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