Lassen National Forest extends closure of most of its developed recreation sites through June 25 with additional sites opening

The Lassen National Forest is implementing Forest Order No. 06-20-07 to provide for public and employee health and safety by keeping developed recreation sites closed on the LNF through June 25. This order follows Forest Order No. 06-20-03, first issued March 20 and expiring on June 11.

This order excludes these sites on the Eagle Lake Ranger District from closure: Bogard Campground, Butte Creek Campground, Crater Lake Campground, Crater Lake Picnic and Boat Launch, Echo Lake Campground, Gallatin Marina Jetty, Goumaz Campground, Merrill RV Dump Station, Roxie Peconom Campground, Silver Beach Picnic Site, Silver Bowl Campground, Silver Bowl Picnic Site and Silver Lake Boat Launch.

This order does not close trails, trailheads, general forest areas and specific picnic areas and staging areas that function as trailheads for dispersed recreation; these areas remain accessible for public use. Dispersed camping is welcome as it meets the intent of social distancing. This forest order was made in consultation with local county officials and congressional offices. This closure may be terminated or extended as conditions warrant.

In addition, these sites on the Eagle Lake Ranger District are available for use by the public: Aspen Grove Campground, Aspen Grove Boat Launch, Christie Campground, Christie Day Use Picnic Site, Eagle Campground, Gallatin Marina, Merrill Campground and Merrill Amphitheater.

The Almanor Ranger District has the following sites open for public use: Canyon Dam Boat Launch, Canyon Dam Boat Launch, Lake Almanor Trail Dyer View Trailhead and Black Rock Campground.

The developed recreation sites will remain closed while the Forest implements procedures for the safety of visitors and employees and prepare the sites for occupation. Our priority is to help mitigate risks to the Forest employees, concessionaires, and the visiting public,” said Deb Bumpus, forest supervisor, LNF. “These procedures include more frequent restroom and campsite surface cleaning, posting of social distancing notices, communications about smaller group size, etc., all of which are geared toward curbing the spread of the virus.”

According to a statement from the Forest, “We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our national forests safe and healthy for everyone’s use”

For additional information on closed areas, customers needing information can call the Supervisor’s Office at 257-2151, the Almanor Ranger District at 258-2141, the Eagle Lake Ranger District at 257-4188 or the Hat Creek Ranger District at 336-5521 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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