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Redfish Lake Road Traffic Circulation Route Change

                                                    Sawtooth National Forest

                                                           370 American Ave

                                                            Jerome, ID 83338


Media Contact 208‐423-7559/731-8604

Julie Thomas

July 3, 2018



Redfish Lake Road Traffic Circulation Route Change


KETCHUM, ID - The Sawooth National Recreation Area is pleased to announce that construction of the new road at the Redfish Lake Recreation Area between the roundabout and Outlet Campground and Day Use Area will be complete on or around July 20th. The existing road bridge and roadway near Outlet Campground and Day Use Area will be closed to vehicle traffic.  This will mean that visitors desiring to access Outlet, Mt. Heyburn, and Sockeye Campgrounds, and the Sandy Beach Boat Launch/Day Use Area, will need to use the new road to access these facilities. Specific information will be posted on-site during this transition.


Construction of the new Outlet Day Use Area parking lot and trail, and the removal of the abandoned road segments should be completed by mid/late August.  Project area seeding will occur in mid-September, concluding the Redfish Phase 2 project work.


Please contact Matt Phillips, Sawtooth National Recreation Area Landscape Architect, with any questions (208)727-5025, mmphillips@fs.fed.us



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