BLM release – NORTH BEND, Ore. – With the reduced fire danger due to cooler and wetter weather, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coos Bay District will reopen its developed recreation sites east of Highway 101 at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. The developed recreation sites have been closed since Sept. 9, 2020 due to extreme fire danger. The recreation sites reopening include: Smith River Falls Campground; Vincent Creek Campground; Fawn Creek Campground; East Shore Campground; Park Creek Campground; Edson Creek Campground; Sixes River Campground; Doerner Fir Trail; Blue Ridge Trail System. Campfires and open source flames, such as charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, remain prohibited on all BLM Coos Bay District lands. The restrictions apply to all developed and dispersed recreation sites on the 310,000 acres of BLM-managed lands on the southern Oregon Coast. Visitors can use portable cooking stoves that use liquefied or bottled fuels. Fire danger remains high on the southern Oregon Coast, and active firefighting efforts are ongoing in western Oregon. Please observe public use restrictions and help us limit potential new starts during this time. A list of public use restrictions, as well as closure orders, are available at https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BLMOregon. Please call 911 to report any signs of new fires. As a reminder, most of the BLM-managed campgrounds on the Coos Bay District will close for the season, as they do annually, at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2020.