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.

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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.

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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

Trinity Area

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

Hayfork 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

For more information, visit Shasta-Trinity National Forest online, on Facebook, or on Twitter.


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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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