Campground Closed in ‘Sting’ Operation
The Jumbo Rocks campground in the Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California was temporarily closed this week due to increased bee activity, according to the Twentynine Palms (Calif.) Desert Trail.
During the closure trash bins will be replaced and bee activity will be monitored.
Jumbo Rocks campground is scheduled to reopen at noon July 31, unless the bees continue to pose a threat to public safety.
Other park campgrounds remain open, including Cottonwood, Black Rock, Indian Cove, Belle and Hidden Valley.
Visitors in campgrounds and picnic areas can reduce the threat of bee stings by not leaving soda cans and water bottles out to attract foraging bees.