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Road NF-1993 across Cougar Dam closed for construction

Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published June 5, 2023
Aerial view above Cougar Dam showing the closure of NF-1993 across the dam crest.

Road NF-1993 across Cougar Dam is closed for construction.

Travelers visiting the McKenzie River National Recreation Area may need to plan alternate travel routes to the area’s trails and campgrounds.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will close the portion of Road NF-1993 that runs along the crest of Cougar dam to traffic in both directions, from June 5 to Sept. 28. The road will reopen Sept. 29.

USACE is closing the road for construction work at the dam.

Visitors may need to plan alternate routes to access these trailheads: Lower Echo/East Fork, Upper East Fork, Upper Lowder Mountain, and Pat Saddle.

Recreation visitors should visit the U.S. Forest Service McKenzie River Ranger District’s web page at for more details on recreation facility availability.

Jeffrey Henon

Release no. 23-012

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