Forest Service announces reopening of many Shasta-Trinity National Forest locations
Submitted by USDA Forest Service
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is increasing access to the public by providing additional developed recreational opportunities. We encourage visitors to check our website and social media pages for the most up-to-date information on what is open so that you can plan your visit. You can also call your local ranger station during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES:
The McCloud Bridge Campground on the McCloud River Arm of Shasta Lake is among many other Shasta-Trinity National Forest recreational areas that were reopened May 16. USDA Forest Service photo
Whenever possible, please recreate locally. Visitors should practice self-sufficiency when visiting national forests and come prepared with all the essentials needed for your trip, including food, emergency supplies, and the ability to pack-out trash. Remember to recreate responsibly by keeping the following in mind:
• Maintaining at least six feet distancing from others
• Do not gather in groups other than those in your household and please follow the latest guidance from officials.
• Communicate with others as you pass. Alert trail users of your presence and step aside to let others pass
• Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use.
LEADING THE STATE HEADLINES:
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest has made the decision to open the following developed recreation sites and areas by May 16, 2020:
Shasta Lake Area
Campgrounds opening in Shasta Lake Area
- Antlers Campground
- Bailey Cove Campground
- Chirpchatter Campground
- Deadlun Campground
- Ellery Creek Campground
- Lakeshore East Campground
- Lower Jones Valley Campground
- Madrone Campground
- McCloud Bridge Campground
- Upper Jones Valley Campground
Group Campgrounds opening Shasta Lake Area
- Dekkas Rock Group Campground
- Gregory Creek Group Campground
- Mariners Point Group Campground
- Moore Creek Campground
- Nelson Point Campground
- Pine Point Campground
Picnic Areas opening in Shasta Lake Area
- Bailey Cove Day Use Area
- Dekkas Rock Day Use Area
- Fishermans Point Day Use Area
- McCloud Bridge Day Use Area
Big Bar Area
Campgrounds opening in Big Bar Area
- Hayden Flat Campground
- Pigeon Point Campground
Group Campgrounds opening in Big Bar Area
- Pigeon Point Group Campground
Day Use Areas opening in Big Bar Area
- Cedar Flat Picnic Area
- Whites Bar Picnic Area
- Big Flat River Access
Campgrounds opening in Trinity Area
- Ackerman Campground
- Bridge Camp Campground
- Clark Springs Campground
- Cooper Gulch Campground
- Eagle Creek Campground
- Mary Smith Campground
- Minersville Campground
- Trinity River Campground
Picnic Areas opening in Trinity Area
- Clark Springs Day Use Area and Beach
- Cooper Gulch Day Use Area
- Pine Cove Picnic Area
Cabin rentals opening in Hayfork Area
- Forest Glen Guard Station
- Post Creek Lookout
Yolla Bolla Area
Campgrounds opening in Yolla Bolla area
- Tomhead Saddle Campground
Mt. Shasta/McCloud Area
Mt. Shasta area above 10,000 feet is opening
Campgrounds opening in Mt. Shasta/McCloud Area
- Fowlers Campground
- Sims Flat Campground
- Cattle Camp Campground
Day Use sites opening in Mt. Shasta/McCloud Area
- Bunny Flat and all Everitt Memorial Highway day use sites – the gate at Bunny Flat will be closed until at least July 1
- Castle Lake Day Use Area
- Sims Day Use Area
- Pollard Flat Day Use Area
- McCloud River Falls area (Lower/Upper/Middle Falls; Lakin Dam; Cattle Camp swimming hole)
- Pilgrim Creek Snowmobile Park
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