Recreation and travel limited due to fire

This map depicts the section of state Highway 410 that is closed to recreation and travel.

Washington State Department of Transportation
This map depicts the section of state Highway 410 that is closed to recreation and travel.

— Recreationists and travelers still are unable to access campgrounds and areas along state Highway 410.

Changing fire behavior and fire activity is keeping a 15-mile section of the highway east of Chinook Pass closed, Washington State Department of Transportation officials said.

It is unknown if the closed section will reopen in time for Labor Day weekend travel. Crews believe they will be able to make a more accurate reopening assessment by tomorrow morning.

If the highway does reopen, it will be used as a thru-route only and access to campsites and trailheads will remain closed due to fire hazards. Nightly openings will continue from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as conditions allow.

The closure points are just east of Chinook Pass summit (Milepost 69) to Hells Crossing (Milepost 84). A detour is available via US 12/White Pass and state Highway 123.

Currently, no one is allowed in the closure points for recreational purposes. The Pacific Crest Trail and the Naches Peak Loop trail are open and accessible from the west side.

For updated information on the Norse Peak Fire and other fires in the state including evacuations, visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/49/

For road status near Mount Rainier National Park,visit: https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/road-status.htm.


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