Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Closes Buckeye Hot Springs and Surrounding Disperse Recreation Area to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Contact(s): Erica Hupp 775-771-4777

Sparks, NV., – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest has closed Buckeye Hot Springs and dispersed camping and day-use area along Buckeye Road on the Bridgeport Ranger District in California. These actions have been enacted based on state and federal guidance to limit the transmission of COVID-19 to protect public health and safety.

This decision was based on the best available medical advice to limit gatherings of large numbers of people, to promote social distancing, and be in support of Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home Order ( This temporary closure is effective to June 30, 2020 and may be rescinded earlier if the COVID-19 pandemic recedes. Violation of this closure may result in a fine or imprisonment.

The Forest asks the public to please recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. High-risk activities such as rock climbing, etc. or backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided. We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests. For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, visit