Current Conditions

Updated June 2018
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Most roads within the Refuge are open, however recent rainfall has prompted the temporary closure of Poker Jim Road.

 Warmer and drier conditions have returned quickly to the region. Visitors should expect high temperatures in the upper-70's and low temperatures above freezing. Current weather forecasts are available from the  National Weather Service

The Blue Sky Road is open and passable to most vehicles, but some rougher areas near Post Meadow and Blue Sky are better suited for high clearance vehicles. Secondary roads, excluding Barnhardy Road from Hot Springs Campground to Guano Creek are open until December 1. Barnhardy Road opens on August 1.

If you are traveling off the maintained gravel roads you should have at least one extra spare tire, extra food, at least one extra gallon of water, a shovel, and leave information with someone detailing where you are going and when you plan to return. You should not expect to encounter other vehicles or visitors on these roads.

Facts About Current Conditions

Hart Mountain-Frenchglen Road is OPEN

Hot Springs Campground Road is OPEN

Blue Sky Road is OPEN

Barnhardy Road is CLOSED UNTIL AUG. 1 

Secondary Roads south of Refuge Headquarters are OPEN UNTIL DEC. 1 

Secondary Roads north of Refuge Headquarters are OPEN

Poker Jim Road is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE