The Bizz Johnson Trail provides recreational opportunities for the entire family. Unfortunately, a portion of the trail has been closed due to safety concerns as a result of the Hog Fire. File photo

Safety concerns close portion of Bizz Johnson Trail

The Lassen National Forest closed the Bizz Johnson Trail from Devils Corral to Gomez Campground due to safety concerns.

According to a statement from the USFS, “As a result of the Hog Fire, there are many hazard trees along the trail and the fire burned down two bridges on the Forest Service section of the trail.”

“It is important to us that we alert the public about potential dangers to their well-being,” said Carol Thornton, district ranger, Eagle Lake Ranger District. “We are monitoring the impacts and forming plans to restore access to the trail.”

“As we continue to deal with the aftermath of the Hog Fire, we are conducting assessments to assure the public’s safety,” said Deb Bumpus, forest supervisor, LNF. “We want the public to be aware of these conditions and exercise caution when it comes to this impacted area.”

The LNF implemented Forest Order 06-20-09 (Hog Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety. This Order is active from July 21, 2020, through October 31, 2020. The Hog Fire Closure Area boundary begins at the intersection of County Road A21 and Highway 36, then continues north along Road A21 to its intersection with the 101 Road, then continues northeast along the 101 Road to its intersection with Highway 44, then continues southeast along Highway 44 to its intersection with Highway 36, then continues west along Highway 36.

For more information about the closure or nearby camping opportunities, contact the Eagle Lake Ranger District at 257-4188 or visit fs.usda.gov/lassen.

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