Dixie National Forest Campgrounds opening for season

Contact(s): Kevin S. Abel


This Memorial Day weekend promises to be one of many busy weekends in the Dixie National Forest with most campgrounds, picnic areas, roads and trails opening May 22, if the good weather continues. 

Please use caution when camping, unattended campfires frequently lead to wildfires.  For additional information regarding fire restrictions, please contact a local Forest Service at phone numbers listed below or on our website. - http://www/bit.ly/DixieNF

The following Guard Stations will have different opening times and rules for use;  Cowpuncher Guard Station, Jones Corral Guard Station, Pine Valley Guard Station, and Podunk Guard Station,  please check our website or reservation site Recreation.gov

Group campsites including Effie Beckstrom East Group Campground, King Creek Group Site, Thomas Forsyth Group Picnic Area will open after June 1, the announcement will be made on our website or Recreation.gov.

Visitors to our National Forests are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus. -  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.

Be prepared when hiking, always carry extra water, food, and outer wear. Let someone know where you are hiking, approximately what time you will return, and avoid hiking alone. Know Before you Go - http://bit.ly/DNF-KnowBeforeYouGo

Safety should always a concern while recreating in the forest.  Rivers, streams, and lakes are extremely cold and are extremely dangerous.  Keep a watchful eye on children and pets while recreating in these areas.

All motorized users should pick up a copy of the Dixie National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map that shows which roads and trails are open to motorized use. The map is free from the forest website National Forest offices and also available as an Avenza map that will show users in real time where they are in relation to the map. Free Maps - http://bit.ly/DNF-FreeMaps

For the most current information on road and trail conditions contact the local Forest Service office:

Cedar City Ranger District
Cedar City
(435) 865-3200

Public Lands Information Center
St. George

(435) 688-3246

Powell Ranger District
Panguitch
(435) 676-9300

Escalante Ranger District
Escalante
(435) 826-5400

 

Below is a list of Forest Service campgrounds that are planned to open for Memorial Day weekend. The gates to the campgrounds will open at 12 p.m. May 22. Group sites will be managed in accordance with agency, state, and local group size guidance.

Campground

Tentative Opening / Closing dates

Barker Recreation Area

May 22

Blue Spruce Campground

Open

Cedar Canyon Campground

May 22

Coyote Hollow Equestrian Campground

May 22

Crackfoot Campground

May 22

Dean Gardner Campground

May 22

Deer Haven Campground

May 22

Duck Creek Campground

May 22

Ebenezer Bryce Campground

May 22

Equestrian Campground

May 22

Honeycomb Rocks Campground

May 22

King Creek Campground

May 22

Mitt Moody Campground

May 22

Navajo Lake Campground

Closed until further notice

Panguitch Lake North Campground

May 22

Panguitch Lake South Campground

May 22

Red Canyon Campground

May 22

Spruces Campground

Closed until further notice

Te-Ah Campground

Closed until further notice

White Bridge Campground

May 22

Yankee Meadow Campground

Closed for reconstruction
Due to Brianhead Fire

Yellow Pine Loop

May 22

Stay connected, visit the Dixie National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/dixie, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/usfsdnf, and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usfsdnf for the latest information. 





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