BEND, OR -- This is the last weekend to visit two popular scenic areas by car - at least until spring. Access to Cascade Lakes Highway and Paulina Lake Road will close for the winter next Wednesday.
Deschutes County road crews will close Cascade Lakes Highway west of Mt. Bachelor, between the Dutchman Flat and Deschutes Bridge snow gates. Paulina Lake Road will close at the 10-mile snow park gate, restricting access to Paulina Lake and East Lake.
Both roads typically reopen by Memorial Day, weather permitting.