Road between Abiqua and Butte Creek Falls closed

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Road between Abiqua and Butte Creek Falls closed

Post by adamschneider » September 24th, 2018, 9:16 pm

Apparently, you can no longer access Butte Creek Falls via Crooked Finger Road. You have to go 18 miles east and then south from Scotts Mills... which makes an Abiqua-Butte Creek combo trip much less feasible.
The gate was placed to protect Weyerhaeuser’s private timberland from a host of vandalism problems that include people dumping trash, setting illegal fires and timber damage and theft, officials said.

"There have been huge problems in that area for a long time, but it really escalated with the illegal fires that were being set," said Greg Miller, public affairs manager for Weyerhaeuser in Oregon. "A human-caused fire getting out of hand up there is a huge risk."
Thanks, jerks. :evil:

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Re: Road between Abiqua and Butte Creek Falls closed

Post by Webfoot » September 24th, 2018, 9:25 pm

Jerks ruin many things for many people. Is Abiqua Falls still accessible as before?

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Re: Road between Abiqua and Butte Creek Falls closed

Post by adamschneider » September 24th, 2018, 10:10 pm

Webfoot wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 9:25 pm
Jerks ruin many things for many people. Is Abiqua Falls still accessible as before?
Yes. The closure is about a third of a mile past the Abiqua turnoff.

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