Upper War Creek Road was temporarily closed for repairs beginning Monday (Aug. 26), the U.S. Forest Service announced. The road, west of Twisp, was damaged during the spring rains in 2011. War Creek Road, 4430-100, will be closed from its intersection with Forest Road 4430 to the War Creek Trailhead, the Forest Service said in a press release.

“There are several trailheads up the Twisp River Drainage,” said Laurie Dowie, wilderness specialist for the Methow Valley Ranger District.

“War Creek connects the Twisp River to Stehekin on Lake Chelan. The trail from War Creek crosses portions of the Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness and the North Cascades National Park. We will work with the contractor to get the road repair finished as quickly as possible, but people planning trips in that area between mid-August and late September should plan alternate routes.”

The funding for these road repair comes from the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program which provides assistance to federal land management agencies for the repair of facilities damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic failures.

Forest road information is updated regularly and is available online at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/okawen/conditions or by calling the Methow Valley Ranger District at 996-4000.