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Some State Lands In Okanogan Closed Due To Flooding

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

Several roads and campgrounds on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wildlife areas in Okanogan County are closed due to flooding.

Areas closed to motor vehicles to protect public safety and prevent further damage are posted with signs and will remain closed until conditions improve, said Justin Haug, WDFW Sinlahekin Wildlife Area manager. More rain is expected in the area this week, he said, so the closures are in effect indefinitely.

FLOODING ON SINLAHEKIN CREEK. (WDFW)

Closed areas on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area are:

  • Sinlahekin Road from Reflection Pond to Blue Lake
  • Fish Lake West and Southwest Campground
  • Sinlahekin Creek Campground
  • Southeast Forde Lake Campground
  • Reflection Pond Campground
  • Conners Lake Campground

On the Methow Wildlife Area, access to Beaver Creek Campground and Campbell Lake is limited to the route via Lester Road. Brandon Troyer, WDFW Methow Wildlife Area manager, said recreationists should watch for posted signs about motor vehicle closures at:

  • Bear Creek #2 (also known as Lower Bear Creek) Campground
  • Cougar Lake Campground

ACCORDING TO WDFW, THIS AMOUNT OF WATERS HASN’T BEEN SEEN ON THIS PART OF THE SCOTCH CREEK WILDLIFE AREA SINCE THE 1990S. (WDFW)

Closed areas on the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area are:

  • Hess Lake Road
  • Parking lot for the Coulee Creek Trailhead