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  • 2010 July 4th National Forest Service Campground Update
    by Kathy Jo Pollock, Contributor
    Published - 06/26/10 - 12:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    Dixie National Forest
    (Salt Lake City, UT) - Campgrounds on the five Utah national forests are expected to be busy over the 4th of July. You can make reservations for a USDA Forest Service campground by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777. Most campgrounds have first-come-first serve area available, but they fill up quickly on holidays Recreation users who plan to take their All Terrain-Vehicles (ATV’s) should contact local Ranger District

    offices for current information on open roads and trails. Riders should be properly trained and remember to protect the fragile surroundings. Always keep your ATV on designated roads and trails.

    If you are planning to use livestock (horses, mules etc.) on National Forest System lands, remember that you are permitted to use only certified weed free straw, hay or pellets. Each bale and container must be tagged or marked as Weed Free, or the individual must have original and current evidence of Weed Free certification present. In addition, all markings must meet State and/or County standards for certification as Weed Free.

    Higher elevation trails and roads are still wet, muddy and snow covered above 9,500 feet. For current road, trail and campground conditions please call the USDA Forest Service Office that manages the area you are planning to visit.

    Please keep campfires in the designated fire pits and make sure they are out cold before leaving them unattended.

    ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS ON PUBLIC LANDS.

    When hiking, always carry extra water, food; take along a coat and matches in case the weather turns bad.

    Always let someone know where you are hiking and approximately when you will return and never hike alone.

    Have a great holiday on your National Forest and please be safe. The following is a listing of USDA Forest Service campgrounds that will be open for the Fourth of July holiday:

    ASHLEY NATIONAL FOREST (435) 789-1181 or Duchesne Ranger District (435) 738-2482: All campgrounds are open with water and fees.

    Flaming Gorge Ranger District (435) 784-3445: All campgrounds are open with water and fees. If staying in a developed campground in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, you are not required to pay the use fee. Day passes are $5.00, 7 day passes are $15.00 and annual passes are $35.00. Passes are available in Manila Utah and in Evanston, Rock Springs and Green River Wyoming and local businesses in and around the Flaming Gorge area.

    Roosevelt Ranger District (435) 722-5018: All campgrounds are open with water and fees.

    Vernal Ranger District (435) 789-1181: All campgrounds are open with water and fees. Lodgepole Campground will be open with fees, but with no water or electricity, self contained recreational outfits only.

    DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST (435) 865-3700 or Cedar City Ranger District (435) 865-3200: All campgrounds are open with water and fees, except Yankee Meadows campground which is open with fees, but no water. Cascade Falls is closed due to construction, but may be open by the end of July.

    Escalante Ranger District (435) 826-5400: All campgrounds are open with water and fees.

    Pine Valley Ranger District (435) 652-3100: All campgrounds are open with water and fees, except Oak Grove campground which will be open with fees but no water all season.

    PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL CAMPFIRES ARE OUT AND COLD TO THE TOUCH.

    ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS ON PUBLIC LANDS.

    Powell Ranger District (435) 676-9300: All campgrounds are open with water and fees.

    FISHLAKE NATIONAL FOREST (435) 896-9233 or Beaver Ranger District (435) 438-2436: All campgrounds are open with water and fees, except, LeBaron Lake which is open, but does not have water. Big John Flat will not be open.

    Fillmore Ranger District (435) 743-4113: All campgrounds are open with water and fees, except Oak Creek which will be open with fees and no water.

    Fremont Ranger District (435) 836-2811: All campgrounds are open with water and fees.

    Richfield Ranger District (435) 896-9233: All campgrounds are open with water and fees.

    MANTI-LASAL NATIONAL FOREST (435) 637-2817 or Heber-Kamas Ranger District(435) 654-0470 or (435) 783-4338: All campgrounds located on the Mirror Lake Highway will be open with water and fees, except Trial Lake, Lily Lake, Lost Lake, Mirror Lake, Moosehorn, and Butterfly Lake campgrounds, which are closed due to snow and Lower Provo and Taylors Fork which will remain closed due to flooding. The lower loop in Mill Hollow campground is open with water and fees, Wolf Creek campground located along Wolf Creek Pass may not be open in time for the 4th of July weekend. Smith and Morehouse campground is open with water and fees, Ledgefork campground will be closed due to flood damage and may not be open for the 4th of July weekend.

    Evanston/Mt. View Ranger District (307) 789-3194 or (307) 782-6555: All campgrounds are open with water and fees. The Lilly Lake Dump Station will be CLOSED for the July 4th weekend. Whitney Reservoir is accessible, but

    the public needs to use caution, roads and trails are still wet and muddy. The Bear River Ranger Station located on the Mirror Lake Highway is open 7 days a week, Sunday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours on Friday and Saturdays are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (435) 642-6662.

    Visitors parked or camping along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway must display a fee pass. 3 Day passes are $6.00, 7-day passes are $12.00 and annual passes are $45.00. Passes can be purchased at USDA Forest Service Offices in Kamas Utah, Evanston Wyoming and local business in Kamas and Evanston. These passes are also valid in the American Fork Canyon area.

    Pleasant Grove Ranger District (801) 785-3563: All campgrounds are open with water and fees. The Silver Lake Flat Road is closed at the Silver Lake trailhead due to flood damage. A recreation pass is required for the American Fork Canyon-Alpine Scenic Loop area and is available at local Forest Service offices or at the entrance stations to the

    Scenic Loop. The special use fee is $6.00 for a three-day pass per vehicle, $12.00 for a 7 day pass and $45.00 for the annual pass. These passes are also valid in the Mirror Lake Area.

    Spanish Fork Ranger District (801) 798-3571: All campgrounds are open with water and fees.

    Ogden Ranger District (801) 625-5306: All campgrounds are open with water and fees.

    Logan Ranger District (435) 755-3620: All campgrounds are open with fees and some with water. Tony Grove campground is now open with fees, but no water and some units still have snow.

    Salt Lake Ranger District (801) 466-6411: All campgrounds and picnic areas located in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons are open with fees and most with water, except Albion Basin campground and the road leading into Albion

    Basin, will remain closed during the 4th of July weekend due to snow. Remember Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons are Salt Lake City Municipal Watersheds and dogs are not allowed in these canyons.

    Sunset and Bountiful Peak campgrounds are now open with water and fees. The Skyline Drive in Davis County between Ward Canyon and Farmington Canyon still has snow drifts, which continues to restrict travel. The South

    Willow Canyon Road located on the Stansbury Mountain Range in Tooele County will remain closed just above the Boy Scout campground due to flood damage until possibly mid to late July. Lower Narrows, Upper Narrows and Loop campgrounds will also remain closed until South Willow Canyon Road has been repaired. Cottonwood, Intake and Boy Scout campgrounds located along the lower portion of the South Willow Canyon Road are open with fees and no water.
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