South Sherman Road washout forces detour to Barnaby Buttes

PUBLIC LANDS — The South Sherman Road (FSR 2020000) has suffered an impassible washout on the west or upper end of the road, the Colville National Forest reports today. 

The temporary closure will be from milepost 11.65 to milepost 11.85 (just off of U.S. Highway 20 near the top close to Sherman Pass between Kettle Falls and Republic).

Access to Barnaby Buttes Trailhead and the South Fork of Sherman Creek is still possible from the lower access point on Highway 20.  Forest crews are anticipating being able to repair the washout this summer. 

Info: Three Rivers Ranger District, (509) 738-7700.

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