Skyline Forest open for play, but new restrictions put in place

Central Oregon Daily highlights recreation restrictions in Skyline Forest.
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Motorized vehicles will be restricted to only main roads on the Bull Springs Skyline Forest tree farm, west of Bend, beginning next week.

The restrictions are in response to a spike in public use and an effort to prevent forest fires.

Public use of the Bull Springs Skyline forest west of Bend has skyrocketed over the past few weeks, from a handful of cars per day to about 50 per day. That’s not counting bicyclists, joggers, hikers and horseback riders who enter the property under their own power...