Klamath National Forest Temporary Closures of Campgrounds and Trailheads, June 2011

From a Klamath National Forest press release. Note that these closures and actions apply to June 2011, and perhaps a bit beyond. There is substantial impact for people wanting to hike Klamath National Forest trails.

The Klamath National Forest will be temporarily closing the following campgrounds in the headwaters of the Salmon River to permit the safe removal of hazardous trees to better protect the public:

Trail Creek Campground: now through June 15th,

Carter Meadows Campground: now through June 29th and,

Hidden Horse Campground: June 15th through June 29th.

In addition, the Fish Lake, Long Gulch, and Trail Gulch Trailheads will be closed to allow for the removal of hazard trees from their parking areas.  Closure signs will be posted at the trailheads during operational periods, sometime during the first three weeks of June.

The following Forest Service roads will also have hazard trees removed: 39N08, 39N05, and County Road 1C02, Callahan to Cecilville Road (between Trail Creek and Carter Meadows).

Log truck traffic is expected to be light and travelers along the area should expect two or three log trucks per day from the Loop Roadside Hazard Timber Sale.  Minimal impacts are expected to the public at this time of year at the higher elevations due to the spring snow conditions on the trails and trailheads.

For more information, please contact Carmen Brownell, Timber Sale Administrator for the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District, at (530) 841-4522.