The USDA Forest Service ordered special area closures Saturday for the Chugach National Forest due to the Swan Lake Fire.

According to a press release, fire danger remains high in the forest on the Glacier and Seward Ranger districts and the closures were ordered because of concern for public health and safety. 

Area closures include:

  • All national forest system (NFS) lands west of Resurrection Pass Trail, from the Resurrection Creek gold panning area to Devils Pass trail
  • All NFS lands south of Devils Pass Trail west of Seward Highway and north of Sterling Highway


  • Gull Rock Trail
  • Resurrection Creek gold panning area
  • Porcupine campground

USDA says the closures are in effect until further notice. Forest updates and information can be found online.

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