Access to North Twin Lake temporarily closed

The access road to North Twin Lake is scheduled for road maintenance including grading and gravelling. In order to perform this work in a safe and efficient manner, the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District will be closing access to the North Twin Lake day use area and campground during the maintenance project.

The road to North Twin Lake will close at 5 p.m. on May 4 and reopen at noon on May 13. During the closure, the North Twin Lake day-use area will not be accessible. North Twin Lake Campground will open for the season on May 13.

During the spring and early summer recreation season, the Forest Service reminds visitors that it is extremely important to “know before you go.” This means confirming that your destination is open for use, checking to see if travel routes are open, and reviewing the weather forecast. Forest service roads are not plowed or maintained during winter conditions.

You can visit the Deschutes National Forest website ( to check the operational status of our leisure sites. For the most up-to-date information on the opening dates of the Cascade Lakes Highway and Paulina Lake Road, visit the Deschutes County website (

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