JOHN DAY - Several campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest will be closed to public use at various times until Friday, Oct. 8.

The closures were set so contractors could install upgrades and features that will allow all visitors full access to facilities.

The schedule includes:

? Dixie: Sept. 21-23.

? Wickiup: Sept. 22-23.

? Starr: Sept. 23-27.

? Big Creek: Sept. 27-29.

? North Fork: Sept. 28-30.

? Elk Creek: Sept. 29-30.

? Strawberry: Sept. 30-Oct. 4.

? Oregon Mine: Oct. 5-6.

The dates may change due to weather and construction delays. Those planning to visit any of the sites up to Oct. 8, are encouraged to contact the Prairie City District at 541-820-3800 and ask about closures.

Information regarding construction will also be available on the Malheur website.

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