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Several recreation sites opening on the Plumas National Forest, but exercise caution

Several recreation sites on the Plumas National Forest are opening this weekend, with additional sites opening in the coming weeks as the summer recreation season starts.

Opening tomorrow, Friday, May 20, are numerous sites in the Feather River Canyon, Lake Davis Recreation Area, Frenchman Lake, Antelope Lake Recreation Area, Bucks Lake Recreation Area, and isolated sites on the Beckwourth and Mount Hough Ranger District operated by Outdoors in Plumas as a concessionaire under permit with the Plumas National Forest.

Recreation sites in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area operated by Outdoors in Plumas are scheduled to open May 27.

Feather Falls, Little North Fork and Rogers Cow Campgrounds in the Feather River Canyon, also operated by Outdoors in Plumas, remain closed for the 2022 season due to wildfire damage.

More information on sites managed by Outdoors in Plumas is available at www.outdoorsinplumas.com.

Forest recreation specialists are opening Wyandotte Campground at Little Grass Valley Recreation Area, as well as sites in Sly Creek and Strawberry Campgrounds in the Sly Creek Recreation Area on May 22.

Reservations for Wyandotte Campground are available at Recreation.gov.  Campsites in the Sly Creek Recreation Area are first come, first served.

There are several other campgrounds and day use areas managed by the Plumas National Forest available now, including Red Bridge Campground and Brady’s Camp on the Mount Hough Ranger District, and Milsap Bar Campground and American House and Poker Flat OHV Camps on the Feather River Ranger District.  These sites generally have minimal amenities and don’t have fees.

“We are working closely with our partners at Outdoors in Plumas to reopen recreation facilities for the 2022 season as the weather continues to improve,” said Plumas National Forest Supervisor Chris Carlton.  “We appreciate everyone’s patience and look forward to seeing you out there recreating on the Plumas National Forest!”

Many locations on the forest have been affected by wildfire over the past few years and may affect the recreation experience. Spring weather conditions are also highly variable and can change rapidly, from warm and dry to cold and wet with little notice.  Visitors should be prepared for changing conditions.

Despite recent storms, fuel conditions remain extremely dry in the forest.  Area residents and visitors are asked to use caution with anything that could spark a wildfire and to ensure campfires are dead out and cold to the touch before leaving.

For more information on the Plumas National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/plumas, follow the forest on Twitter @USFSPlumas or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas.

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