Mixed Bag For Utah Campground Reopenings

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March 25, 2014 by   - () Leave a Comment

Huntington Canyon recreation sites in Emery County, Utah, will be available on a limited basis this summer, the Emery County Progress reported.

Forest Supervisor Allen Rowley recently amended the Seeley Fire Order in anticipation of the upcoming summer recreation season. "The threat of continued flooding during the monsoon season poses a public safety risk." said Ferron/Price District Ranger Darren Olsen. "The (U.S.) Forest Service is responding to that risk."

"After evaluating the impacts of two seasons of flooding, we determined that day-use within the Forks of Huntington Campground and overnight camping below Forks of Huntington could be reopened," added Olsen. Under the 2014 closure order all overnight camping will continue to be closed from Forks of Huntington Campground to Electric Lake. Therefore, campgrounds at Big Rock, Old Folks Flat, Bridges, Chute, and South Hughes will remain closed to all use. The Left Fork of Huntington Campground will be open to walk-in day-use only.

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