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NID recreational facilities to remain closed in the TNF, following USFS order

(August 31) – The United States Forest Service (USFS) has issued a new order, extending existing forest closures until Sept. 17.

Faucherie Lake 2021

As a result, all NID campgrounds and recreational facilities in the Tahoe National Forest (TNF) will be closed during this period.

Taking extra precautions against fire risks and drought, USFS announced a temporary closure of the TNF earlier in the month. The original order was from Aug. 22 – Sept. 6. After evaluating the dangerous conditions, the new order extends closures until Sept. 17. The forest may re-open on Sept. 18.

NID Recreation Manager Monica Reyes stressed the need to be extremely cautious in forests and wildland:  “Every day we see wildfires around and in our communities. This is an unprecedented fire season. The closure will help protect our dry forests from human-caused fires. It may be inconvenient for recreationalists, but it is absolutely necessary.”

NID’s closed recreational facilities include campgrounds at the following locations: 

·         East Meadows

·         Pass Creek

·         Pass Creek Overflow

·         Aspen Group

·         Findley

·         Fir Tip

·         Woodcamp

·         Silvertip

·         Faucherie

·         Bowman

·         Jackson Creek

·         Canyon Creek

·         Milton


Additional closures include:

·         All boat launches and day use areas in the TNF

·         All dispersed camp area throughout the Bowman Corridor


Note: Findley and Fir Top Campgrounds will remain closed for the remainder of the season

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