U.S. Forest Service

An Important Message from the U.S. Forest Service

Many campgrounds and roads are still inaccessible due to snowpack or because of ongoing work to remove beetle-killed hazard trees.  Please respect these closures and do not try to drive around snow banks or barriers.

Remember that weakened or dead trees can fall without warning, endangering people and blocking roads.  Recreationists need to watch out for falling or high-risk trees, especially in high winds.

Although conditions are much improved compared to last year and no fire restrictions are currently in effect, visitors are reminded to be careful with campfires and follow these basic fire safety rules:

  • Scrape back dead grass and forest materials from your campfire site.
  • Keep your campfire small and under control; make it only as big as you need it.
  • Keep a shovel and a water container nearby to douse escaped embers.
  • Put your campfire dead out before leaving your campsite or going to sleep.
  • Fireworks are not allowed on federal lands.