SMNRA COVID-19 CLOSURE UPDATE AS OF 06/27/2020
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest asks the public not to travel to the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area due to overcrowding
LINK: INTER-AGENCY STATEWIDE FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
LINK: We encourage you to follow the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics recommendations for getting outside during COVID-19.
LINK: HTNF Opens California Campgrounds and Nevada Group Sites on June 12th
Please see below for the complete list of recreation closures due to COVID-19.
We are following the agency and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.
Parking on the mountain is limited and will be monitored. There are approximately 60 legal parking spaces open in Kyle Canyon and 40 in Lee Canyon. Visitors are encouraged to utilize the numerous undeveloped sites on lower SR 156, lower SR 157, and SR 158 if recreating on the mountain.
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway:
CLOSED until further notice
- Cathedral Rock
- Fletcher Canyon
- Mary Jane
- Trail Canyon
- Deer Creek
- Desert View Overlook
Kyle Canyon ($12 Mon-Thu, $18 Fri-Sun and holidays, 10am-6pm)
Cathedral Rock Single Sites (Group sites: Cliff - $85, Canyon - $120. Individual Sites: $12 Mon-Thu, $18 Fri-Sun and holidays. 10am – 6pm)
Old Mill ($12 Mon-Thu, $18 Fri-Sun. 10am - 6pm)
Foxtail Group Picnic Area (48 person sites: $100, 64 person sites: $175. Reservations required)
Deer Creek (Free, first come first serve, open dusk to dawn)
Sawmill (Free, first come first serve, open dusk to dawn)
SMVG Group Picnic Area
*All Federal Public Lands Pass (Access Pass, Military Pass, Senior Pass, Annual Parks Pass, and Every Kid in a Park Pass) holders are permitted free usage at single sites at all day use picnic areas except for SMVG, Foxtail, and Cathedral Group Picnic Areas. Pass must be present and its information must be filled out on a fee envelope and deposited in the fee tube at the Self-Service pay station.
McWilliams ($25 single sites. Even numbered sites are walk-in, odd numbered sites are reservation)
Fletcher View ($33 single sites. Even numbered sites are walk in, odd numbered sites are reservation)
Mahogany Grove Group Campground (McNutt site – $67, Rest of campground – $130. Reservation required)
Mack’s Canyon (Free, dispersed)
Champion Road (Free, dispersed)
Blue Tree Area (Free, dispersed group area)
Hilltop Campground (Closed for renovations)
*Access and Senior Federal Public Lands Pass holders are permitted 50% off at single sites. Pass must be present and its information must be filled out on a fee envelope and deposited in the fee tube at the Self-Service pay station.
According to Federal and State land management officials, this year Nevada is facing an elevated risk of a severe and potentially catastrophic wildfire season due to drought conditions, dense, dry vegetation and other factors. Given the critical threat of wildfires statewide, the Nevada Division of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will jointly implement updated 2020 Nevada-wide fire restrictions effective Saturday, May 30 until further notice. The fire restrictions will jointly mandated and enforced by each agency in coordination with city and county governments and wildfire agencies.
Examples of statewide fire restrictions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal BBQ or stove fire (except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel) outside an established fireplace in a picnic area, campground, improved camp site or places of habitation. The area must be clear 6 feet from burnable vegetation, attended at all times, and extinguished when not attended.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle.
3. Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.
4. Using, or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.
5. Discharge, use, or allowing the use of fireworks, tracer rounds, explosive targets, or any other incendiary device.
Please note that additional fire restrictions may apply. For more information or clarification on individual agency restrictions, visit www.nevadafireinfo.org/restrictions-and-closures. Possession of shovel, fire extinguisher and/or at least 5 gallons of water is recommended in the event of an unintentional fire start.
Violation of these prohibitions is punishable as a class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for an organization and/or imprisonment of not more than 6 months.
Lee Canyon Ski Resort is now closed for the 2019/2020 winter season.
Visit their website for details