Bridgeport Ranger Station Announces Fall Office Hours & Campground Closures

Release Date: Sep 9, 2011  

Contact(s): Mike Bangle (760) 932-7070

BRIDGEPORT, California…Beginning on Saturday, September 17, 2011, the Bridgeport Ranger Station on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will be returning to the fall-and-winter office schedule; the office will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends and holidays.

Current recreation information will be available at the outdoor kiosk at the Bridgeport Ranger Station after hours and weekends.  Wilderness permits are required for all overnight travel into the Hoover Wilderness. September 15, 2011, is the last day of the wilderness quota period. As of September 16, 2011, Wilderness permits may be obtained in the Bridgeport Ranger Station during business hours, by self-issue after hours at the outdoor kiosk outside the Ranger Station, and at Leavitt Meadow trailhead

Restroom services at Virginia Lake and Leavitt Meadows trailheads may be reduced or closed without notice subject to weather and/or availability of Forest Service maintenance personnel after October 1, 2011.   

Note that campground closure dates are subject to change without notice due to inclement weather conditions.

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON:  Green Creek, Upper Honeymoon Flat, Bootleg and Crags (Matterhorn loop)



September 25, 2011:  Paha, Obsidian, Sonora Bridge, and reduced service to restroom at Sonora Bridge Picnic Area

October 2, 2011:  Trumbell and Leavitt Meadow

October 10, 2011:  Buckeye, Chris Flat, Lower Twin Lakes, and Robinson Creek (south loop)

October 17, 2011:  Honeymoon Flat (lower), and Robinson Creek (north loop)

October 30, 2011:  Crags (Sawtooth loop)

For information, please call the Bridgeport Ranger Station at 760-932-7070, or visit our website at