Contact Us

Little Naches Area Closing

There are always anxious hunters this time of year, but this year the anxiety is over losing most of the season to smoke and fire.

Highway 410 is CLOSED.

Firefighters used strategic firing along the Highway 410 corridor to remove the fuels between the road and the fire, which prompted the closure of Highway 410 last night for the safety of the public and the firefighters working along the road, according to fire managers.

As the Norse Peak Fire continues to grow to the north and east into the Crow Creek drainage, fire managers are determining containment lines. For the protection of the public they have closed Forest Road 1900 (aka: “Road 19” and “Little Naches”).

Crow Creek Campground remains closed. The area to the south and west of Road 19 also remains closed.

The Little Naches Cabin Tract, as well as Kaner Flat and Little Naches campgrounds remain open, but are under a Level 1 evacuation notice. This area is under a Level 1 evacuation notice, which means “BE READY” for a potential evacuation. Be aware of the danger that exists in the area; monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. Those that are in a campground and are unable to connect to the Internet or media outlets should look at the bulletin boards for information about the wildfire. If conditions warrant an evacuation, campers will be notified. There is no dispersed camping allowed in the area.

Managers say the continued hot, dry conditions, significant fire spread potential, and lack of safe extraction routes for forest visitors is prompting the proposed closure.

Forest Service leaders and incident personnel will work to re-open this popular hunting and recreation area as soon as it is safe to do so.

Considering the off-road crowd that LOVES this area, this is going to be sad news for Labor Day weekend.

Several popular recreation spots had already been closed such as Crow Creek Campground.

Law enforcement will be enforcing closures, so keep an eye out for postings and follow the instructions.

Due to last night’s fire behavior, the highway will not be open until fire managers and Washington Department of Transportation officials continue to evaluate Highway 410 safety. Firefighters will continue to work along the west side of the highway during this time.

Best of KATS

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kat House quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kat House contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.