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Additional Recreation Sites Open on the Lassen National Forest

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Lassen National Forest is opening additional developed facilities and sites to increase recreational opportunities for the public.

The LNF is implementing a Forest Order to provide for the health and safety of the public and employees by keeping developed recreation sites, except those listed below, which are closed through November 11th, 2020. This closure may be terminated or extended as conditions warrant.

Developed recreation sites (campgrounds, picnic areas, day-use sites, etc.), many of which draw large numbers of people and require significant management oversight during high-use conditions, will remain closed in an effort to protect the public and employees from the potential risk of coronavirus exposure.

“We continue to evaluate and prepare to open additional developed sites for the season while ensuring the safety and well-being of the public, employees, partners, and volunteers,” said LNF Forest Supervisor Deb Bumpus.

“We suggest that visitors follow CDC guidance on masks and social distancing. Avoid crowded areas and try to stick to the more out of the way spots instead of popular areas.”

The LNF encourages visitors to recreate locally whenever possible. Forest visitors should practice self-sufficiency when visiting all 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 by.

Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use.

Bring hand sanitizer or handwashing supplies.

Some services may not be available, so please plan accordingly.

Sites open in the Almanor Ranger District Area include; Almanor Boat Launch, Canyon Dam Boat Launch, Potato Patch Campground, Almanor Dump Station, Canyon Dam Boat Launch (Day Use Site), Silver Beach Picnic Site, Almanor North Campground, Cherry Hill Campground, Silver Bowl Campground, Almanor Picnic Site, Domingo Springs Campground, Silver Bowl Picnic, Battle Creek Campground, Dyer View Trailhead/Day Use, Silver Lake Boat Launch (Boating Site), Black Rock Campground, Echo Lake Campground, Butte Meadows Campground and Legacy Campground.

All other Almanor sites will remain closed for the season.

Sites open in the Eagle Lake Ranger District Area include; Aspen Grove Campground, Crater Lake Campground, Merrill Amphitheater Interpretive Site & Day Use Site, Aspen Grove Boat Launch (Boating Site), Crater Lake Picnic and Boat Launch, Merrill Campground, Bogard Campground, Eagle Campground, Merrill RV Dump Station, Butte Creek Campground, Gallatin Marina (Boating Site), Roxie Peconom Campground, Christie Campground, Gallatin Marina Jetty (Fishing Site), Christie Day Use & Picnic Site and Goumaz Campground.

Sites open in the Hat Creek Ranger District Area include; Big Pine Campground, Heart Lake Recreation Trail, Spattercone Nature Trail, Bridge Picnic Area, Old Station Day Use Picnic, Subway Cave
Cave Campground, Old Station RV Dump, Dusty Campground, Pacific Crest Trail, Hat Creek Campground and Panoramic Point.

The Old Station Visitor Information Center will remain closed until further notice.

Hat Creek Rim Overlook and Mud Lake TH (same parking lot) will reopen on July 18th.

The following Developed Campgrounds will remain closed for 2020; Bridge Campground, Hat Creek Group Camp, Honn Campground and Rocky Campground.

Visitors needing additional information can call one of the Forest Service offices during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. at the following numbers.

LNF Supervisor’s Office (530) 257-2151
Almanor Ranger District (530) 258-2141
Eagle Lake Ranger District (530) 257-4188
Hat Creek Ranger District (530) 336-5521

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