PENDLETON, Ore. - An eight-mile stretch of Forest Road 5506 will not open for the memorial holiday weekend, as earlier reported,
due to weather related impacts in areas where road repair is currently
Forest Road 5506 is closed from its
intersection with forest road 55 at Texas Bar to the Oriental Creek Campground. Gold Dredge Campground is not accessible. Oriental Creek Campground is still
accessible via roads 5507 and 5506130, but is not recommended for most
Originally, the road was closed
during the week and open on weekends to allow for recreation access. The road
will now remain closed until the road repair and maintenance is complete.