Changes Proposed for Lassen N.F. Sites
A campground and a picnic area in Deer Creek Canyon are among six sites in the Lassen National Forest being considered for closure, or reductions in facilities, according to the Mercury-Register, Oroville, Calif.
Public input is sought on the proposal to convert the Alder Creek Campground to day-use only, and to remove the parking lot and one restroom from the Elam Picnic Area.
Also recommended for decommissioning are Bogard and Rocky Knoll campgrounds east of Lassen Volcanic National Park, Benner Creek Campground north of Chester and the Mud Lake trailhead campground east of Burney.
The forest service says unlike Alder and Elam, those four sites get little use. "Elam Picnic Area is currently a well used rest stop for travelers on Highway 32, and Alder Campground is also popular," said Elizabeth Norton, forest service public services officer. "We want to hear what the public thinks about these proposals."
All recreation sites in national forests nationwide are being re-evaluated