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Forest Service lists open Utah campgrounds, safety tips

Published May 23, 2013 6:14 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The U.S. Forest Service has issued the following advisory for campground status and safety tips for the Memorial Day weekend.

Campgrounds • Most campgrounds are now open throughout the state, but higher-elevation campgrounds, roads and trails may still be snow covered or muddy.

Forest Service campgrounds open for the weekend include:

Beaver • Little Cottonwood, Mahogany Cove, Kent's Lake, Little Reservoir and City Creek (no water); and Ponderosa picnic area

Cedar City • All campgrounds and picnic areas

Escalante • All

Fillmore • Maple Grove, Oak Creek, Adelaide and Maple Hollow

Flaming Gorge • All except Spirit Lake, Greendale East Group, Jarvis Canyon, Dutch John Draw and Red Springs

Logan • All except Tony Grove

Moab • Warner Lake, Oowah Lake and Buckeye Reservoir

Ogden • All except Monte Cristo

Pleasant Grove • Hope, Mount Timpanogos, Timpooneke, Little Mill and Granite Flat. The Alpine Scenic Loop (USR 92) will be open for the Memorial Day weekend.

Sanpete • Maple Canyon, Twin Reservoir and Chicken Creek

Spanish Fork • Diamond, Maple Bench, Payson Lakes, Tinney Flat and Whiting; open but without water: Balsam, Bear Canyon, Blackhawk, Cherry, Maple Lake and Ponderosa

For a more complete listing, go to 1.usa.gov/1acYRr9.

Safety • Rivers, streams and creeks are running very high and fast and are extremely dangerous. Keep a watchful eye on children and pets while recreating in these areas.

When hiking, always carry extra water and food and take along a coat and something to make a fire with. Always, let someone know where you are hiking and approximately what time you will return, and don't hike alone.

Be careful with fire, clear flammable vegetation and debris 5 feet away from the fire ring and make sure your campfires are out before leaving the campsite.