Portions of Frenchman Lake Recreation Area will be closed temporarily to protect the public during active removal of hazardous trees and other woody fuels. All National Forest System roads and other highways at the perimeter of Frenchman Lake will remain open as will Lunker Point Boat Launch.
The 24-hour-a-day closure areas, including a 50-foot buffer zone around each area, include: Big Cove, Spring Creek, Frenchman and Cottonwood Spring campgrounds, Frenchman Campground Boat Launch and adjacent treatment areas. The closure is in effect until Jan. 31.
Some people are exempt from this closure including those with permits or contracts allowing them in the area, in addition to any federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duty.
Questions about nearby camping opportunities and the temporary closure may be directed to the Beckwourth Ranger District at 836-2575.
A copy of Forest Order No. 05-11-01-19-14 may be found under “Alerts and Notices” on the Forest webpage at: www.fs.usda.gov/plumas .
For other information about the Plumas National Forest, visit the Forest webpage and www.Facebook.com/usfsplumas .