Portions of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest have re-opened to the public, including the Shasta and Trinity Lake areas, which are planning to resume normal fall operations.
Dispersed camping and overnight use will be prohibited in portions of the Shasta McCloud Management Unit surrounding the towns of McCloud, Mt. Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir and Castella until Oct. 31. Other areas of the forest are currently closed for public safety near the August Complex – North Zone, the Red Salmon Complex and the Fox fire. The Six Rivers National Forest will remain closed until Sept. 24.
The ban on campfires and all ignition sources remains in place. The use of any ignition source on National Forest System lands is strictly prohibited, including campfires, gas stoves, smoking and outdoor barbecue grills on houseboats. Continuing dry conditions and very limited firefighting resources require visitors to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate if a fire starts nearby. Although there has been some relief from the extreme fire behavior seen over the past several weeks, the forest remains in extreme drought conditions, and a single spark could potentially result in a large fire.
Visit the Shasta-Trinity National Forest website, Facebook and Twitter pages for further information.