Marine Board Issues Temporary Rule to Close Portion of North Umpqua River

North Umpqua River - Roseburg, OR (Douglas County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Oregon State Marine Board

by Oregon State Marine Board
(503) 378-8587

At the request of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon State Marine Board issued a temporary closure on a portion of the North Umpqua River to recreational boating to aid in fire suppression efforts in the area. 

The closure is from the Boulder Flat boat launch at River Mile 68 downstream to the Alder Creek confluence (River Mile 51.3). This restriction is effective immediately through July 18, 2020, or until this temporary rule is lifted, whichever comes first.

The U.S. Forest Service is currently leading efforts to suppress fires in the area affected by this temporary rule. The fire suppression crews are accessing the river for water and operations pose a significant danger to any boaters on the river.

Douglas County has issued a Level 3 evacuation for residents due to the Jack Creek Fire. The order applies to all recreation areas, homes, and businesses between milepost 43 of Highway 138E east to the Eagle Rock Campground.

The Oregon Department of Transportation closed the highway between Steamboat and Slide Creek.

More information on the Jack Creek fire can be found at The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office also has an interactive map showing evacuation zones.

View the temporary rule notice (250-020-0102).