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RV Park and Campground Closures

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Following are media reports on campground closures across North America.

MONTANA

From KPAX-TV, Missoula, Mont.

The Seeley Lake Campground will not be open for the upcoming holiday weekend as crews continue to work on improving the popular spot.

Forest officials say that while the project began in mid-May the paving part of the work have been delayed because of wet conditions.

When all is said and done, officials say the campground will feature reshaped and better leveled campground pads, paving of the campground road, construction and paving of accessible trails to water hydrants, vault toilets and comfort stations as well as improvements to the boat launch.

There other Seeley Lake area campgrounds that are open for the July 4th holiday including: Big Larch Campground, River Point Campground, Lake Inez Campground, Lakeside Campground, Rainy Lake Campground and Monture Creek Campground.

WYOMING

From the Jackson Hole News & Guide:

Snow and high water prompted National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service officials to close some roads and campgrounds in the region this past weekend.

On the Bridger-Teton National Forest, a temporary closure remains in effect for some forest roads in the Jackson area. Closed roads include Mosquito Creek, Dog Creek, Little Granite Creek, upper Sheep Creek road, Flat Creek and the upper portion of the Shadow Mountain road.

The Pacific Creek road is open for day use activities but closed to overnight camping. The South Fork of Spread Creek is closed due to road damage.

Delayed openings are expected for Hoback, Red Hills, Crystal Creek and Pacific Creek campgrounds due to high water.

In the Snake River Canyon, continuing work in the landslide area will create noise.

Campers are advised that fast-moving, cold water can be dangerous. People should keep children, pets and themselves away from streams and rivers. Dispersed campers are advised to not camp immediately adjacent to rivers.

In Yellowstone National Park, warmer temperatures and melting snow have allowed officials to open the park’s two northeast National Park Service-operated campgrounds, Pebble Creek and Slough Creek.

Pebble Creek will open 15 of its 28 campsites, with 13 remaining closed due to their proximity to the creek’s floodplain. No drinking water will be available, and no fees will be collected until water becomes available.

Slough Creek will open with several sites restricted to RVs only because of potential water levels at the tent pads. Drinking water is expected to be available, but no fees will be collected if water is unavailable.

Lewis Lake Campground in the southern section of the park will open Friday. All other campgrounds are currently open with no restrictions, though wet, muddy conditions may exist because of heavy late spring runoff.

Grand Teton National Park’s seven campgrounds are currently open.

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