Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

UPDATE: Oregon Coast Evacuations Cancelled; Hwy 101 at Waldport Back Open

Published 07/02/23 at 6:21 p.m. - Updated 07/02/23 at 10:37 p.m.
y Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

(Waldport, Oregon) – UPDATES: HWY 101 BACK OPEN, ALL EVACUATION ORDERS RESCINDED. According to Lincoln County Oregon Emergency Management:

As of 6:20 pm

All Wildfire evacuations for South of Waldport have been cancelled by Public Safety Officials; All community members can return to their homes. 

Hwy 101 is back open. 

Check the Lincoln Alerts Member Portal for up to date notifications at

Central Oregon Coast Fire is reporting the blaze is under control.

According to ODOT, the road closure is still in effect but that may change any second. See below for alternate routes


Parts of Waldport on the central Oregon coast at this hour (6 p.m.) are being issued a Level 3 – Go Now evacuation notice as well as a Level 2 – Be Set to Evacuate notice, as a wildfire is raging in the area. Highway 101 just south of town has been closed: those traveling in the area or evacuating will need to take an alternate route, said Lincoln County Oregon Emergency Management (LCOEM).

“Evacuation route would be South on Hwy 101 from Wakonda Beach Road and/or North on South Crest Line Drive,” LCOEM said.

The Level 3 – Go Now evacuation notice is for just south of Waldport from White Cap road to SW Azalea Lane.

“There is extreme fire danger in your area – you and your family should evacuate now,” LOCOEM said in its notice. “If you are unable to evacuate yourself or family members, dial 911 to request assistance. Do not stop to gather your belongings or protect your home. Follow your emergency plan. “

The agency said to check for further information about road closures, but for up-to-the-minute evacuation or clear notices see

Also for this part of the central Oregon coast is a Wildfire Evacuation Notice Level 2 – BE SET to Evacuate.

The agency said Central Oregon Coast Fire (Waldport) is currently working the active fire at on those two streets, but the adjacent area is now under the Level 2 notice.

For locals living in the area, be set to evacuate at any minute. A Go Now notice may be issued at any time.

“Continue to monitor your telephones for updates from public safety officials,” LOCOEM said. “Now is the time to ready yourself and your family for evacuation – leave early if you have need extra time to evacuate family members, pets, livestock or recreational vehicles then.”

According to ODOT, the road closure is at MP 157. Visitors currently on the Oregon coast for the holiday weekend should avoid the area and let residents deal with evacuations.

Hotels in Newport - Where to eat - Newport Maps and Virtual Tours

Hotels in Waldport - Where to eat - Waldport, Seal Rock Maps and Virtual Tours


More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

Coastal Spotlight

Andre' GW Hagestedt is editor, owner and primary photographer / videographer of Oregon Coast Beach Connection, an online publication that sees over 1 million pageviews per month. He is also author of several books about the coast.

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Quiet Yet Hot Little U.S. Travel Destination: Rockaway Beach on N. Oregon Coast
Now, it's still seven miles of captivating beaches, often full of solitude

What Not to Do on Oregon Coast: Small Beaches During Big Tides, Video
Just about every year it happens somewhere along Oregon's coast. Weather, beach safety

Extremely Rare Fin Whale Strands on Oregon Coast: Attacked by Orcas, Stuck in...
Further updates on fin whale. Sciences

Ten Truly Fire Spring Break Stretches of Oregon Coast
Something different at Manzanita, Depoe Bay, Oceanside, Newport, Yachats, Florence, more

Romance of the South Oregon Coast: From Sand to Soaring Clifftops
The wooing and wowing at Bandon, Coos Bay, Gold Beach, Brookings, Reedsport. Travel tips

Oregon Coast Fin Whale Update: Sick, Weathered Orca Attack, Fishing Gear
A rare find, attacked by orcas, fishing gear, and very sick. Marine sciences

UPDATED: A Rare Stranding on Oregon Coast, Fin Whale Washes Up Near Seaside
About 40 feet, it washed up at Gearhart

April 2024 Partial Solar Eclipse Coming to Oregon Coast, Washington Coast
On April 8, between 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., in and around 23 percent. Sciences

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on Oregon Coast Beach Connection
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright Oregon Coast Beach Connection. Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted