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Campground hosts needed for 2017 season -Little Grass Valley Reservoir

Plumas National Forest Seeks Campground hosts – Little Grass Valley Reservoir OROVILLE, Calif – May 17, 2017 – The Plumas National Forest is seeking campground hosts for Running Deer & Red Feather Campgrounds located at Little Grass Valley Reservoir near LaPorte, California. The volunteer positions will likely begin in late May and last into September, depending on the weather.  Enthusiastic campers who enjoy working outdoors and with the public are welcome to apply. Host duties may include welcoming visitors, sharing news and information about recreational opportunities in the area, and light campground maintenance. Hosts will receive a free campsite,...

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Arnold Trail Association Releases Dates for 2017 Guided Cougar Rock Hikes

Guided Sunset Hikes to Cougar Rock, scheduled near or on the date of full moon: May 10, June 9, July 8, Aug 5, Sept 5, Oct 5 Watch the sunset from the top of Cougar Rock on this moderate hike led by members of the Arnold Rim Trail Association. Distance is about 4 miles total, with 900 feet of elevation gain. If you haven’t done one of these hikes, you owe it to yourself to join the fun. They are scheduled to be near the day of the full moon each month, and they are special! No sign-up needed, hike proceeds even...

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Updates on Road and Campground Openings in Inyo National Forest, Mammoth and Whitney portal areas.

New Campground Openings in Inyo for the weekend. Sierra Rec Magazine ~ National Forest Access Updates – May 18, 2017 – The sun is out and the weekend ahead looks great in the Sierra, so here are the important facts on current openings for camping or exploring in the Inyo National Forest region.  Updates include Lundy Canyon, Mammoth Lakes, Whitney and more. The two newest openings to the list:  McGee Creek Campground and Big Meadow Campground are open. Mono Lake Ranger District   Roads open:  Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Bodie (Hwy 270), Lundy Canyon (to the resort), Panum Crater, Hwy...

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Stanislaus National Forest Suffers Extensive Storm Damage, Some Roads Closed Until 2018

Stanislaus National Forest Suffered Extensive Damage Closing Four Popular National Forest Access Roads SONORA, California – Roads on Stanislaus National Forest suffered extensive damage from winter storms and many will remain closed until at least 2018, including four popular roads. Forest officials warn all the damage has yet to be assessed. Cottonwood Road (1N04) on Groveland and Mi-Wok districts, Beardsley Day Use Road (4N29) and Hell’s Hollow (5N95) on Summit District and Spicer Road (7N01) on Calaveras District sustained extensive damage. “The record winter storms caused landslides and road failures on many Forest roads,” said Scott Tangenberg, Stanislaus National...

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Lunker Point Boat Ramp Re-Opens at Frenchman Lake

Rising Lake Levels Have Given Greater Access To Frenchman Lake QUINCY, CA – The Lunker Point boat ramp on the west shore of Frenchman Lake in eastern Plumas National Forest is now open. The facility has been closed for the past three years due to drought related, low water levels. Water levels are expected to remain high for the rest of the boating season due to abundant winter and spring moisture filling the lake to capacity (and beyond). Frenchman Lake is a popular destination for a wide variety of water recreation activities including boating, fishing, skiing, jet skiing, kayaking,...

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Update on Forest Service Campground Opening Dates at Lake Tahoe 2017

Fallen Leaf Lake Campground to Open May 12th with Limited Access Lake Tahoe, May 3, 2017 – Forest Service campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe Basin are scheduled to open May 12, 2017. However, campgrounds on the West Shore still have a large amount of snow at lake level, which will delay their opening. Meeks Bay Campground will open on May 19, 2017 Kaspian and William Kent campgrounds will open on June 2, 2017. In addition, Fallen Leaf Campground will open May 12, but some sites will be closed due to wet conditions. For the latest opening dates, http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/recareas. The...

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The Sierra Spring Demands Water Flows Be Take Seriously And Caution Be Deployed

Historic Snowpack Means Higher and Colder Water Flows, Warns PG&E and Division of Boating and Waterways SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warn water enthusiasts of colder and higher river stream flows this spring and summer. Higher flows from record rainfall in many parts of the state and continuing snowmelt this spring are expected to last longer and be higher than in several years. Swift water can create treacherous conditions for all recreationists – waders, swimmers, paddlers, boaters, anglers and hikers cooling off at the water’s...

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On The Eve Of “FISHMAS” In The Sierra, An Update From INYO National Forest On Access

Access to Favorite Fishing Locations Could Be Challenging For Opener Saturday Sierra Rec Magazine, April 28, 2017 – There are a lot of efforts to get areas open for Fishing Opener this weekend by Inyo County, Mono County, and US Forest Service staff. In an effort to get you the most recent estimates and updates Inyo National Forest released the following information today. These should be considered estimates in many cases. This weekend we will find a wide variety of conditions depending on where you choose to fish. Plan for crowds and limited shoreline in many areas. Fast moving...

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