Camping restrictions issued for Jennie Lakes Wilderness

Contact(s): Alicia Embrey


PORTERVILLE, Calif., July 28, 2017 - The summer recreation season is in full swing with Jennie Lakes Wilderness, on the Hume Lake Ranger District, experiencing exceptionally high use.

To protect the ecosystems’ of this popular destination site, Sequoia National Forest officials are prohibiting camping within 100 feet of the shorelines of Jennie Lake and Weaver Lake in the Jennie Lakes Wilderness, effective Friday, July 28, 2017, to Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 

According to Forest Supervisor Kevin Elliott, the elevated use has negative impacts to the lakes resources and wilderness character, deviating from the untrammeled and natural characteristics of wilderness. “This activity may lead to water contamination, increasing risks to ecosystems and human health and safety,” explained Supervisor Elliott. 

Forest Orders available for viewing at www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sequoia/notices/?cid=FSEPRD539396 .

“We appreciate your respect for the land and other guests by Treading Lightly while visiting your favorite recreation site and remember if you pack it in, pack it out,” said Supervisor Elliott.

Forest visitors are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” and call ahead to the local ranger station for local conditions, regulations, and bans. For more information contact your local ranger station or visit the Sequoia National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia or call 559-784-1500.

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