Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Restricts Group Sizes in Nevada to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Please see below, and check our weekly update 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.

Winter visitors to the Spring Mountains have the opportunity for all kinds of  recreation, start here for a safe and enjoyable visit: 

Parking and Snow Play Areas:
- Foxtail Group Picnic Area (Closed)
- Old Mill Picnic Area (Closed)
- Kyle Canyon Picnic Area (Closed
- Sawmill Picnic Area (Closed)
- Deer Creek Picnic Area (Restrooms are closed)

See snow on the horizon? Winter storms can make travel very dangerous.
* Always check the WEATHER and the ROAD CONDITIONS (zoom in to the Las Vegas area and click the roads) before you head up!
Snow tire designation* Make sure your vehicle is able to handle icy roads and snow-filled parking lots by using chains or snow tires when required. $WD or AWD are recommended even in dry road conditions due to slushy parking areas. There is no gas on the mountain, so start with a full tank. Keep blankets and a bag of kitty litter in the trunk in case you get stuck.
* Plan ahead by downloading our Snow Map for the 2018-2019 winter season.

No parking sign at lee meadowsSnowplay is often best on weekdays and during the early morning on weekends. Traffic and parking congestion due to limited space is a frequent occurrence on weekends. Snowshoeing, sledding, building snowmen, making snow angels, and winter wildlife watching are just a few of the things you can do in the winter. We have many winter programs, and adventurous visitors can go tubing, ski, and snowboard at the Lee Canyon Ski & Snowboard Resort in Lee Canyon.

tips for safe snow play

dress in proper layers for cold weather


There are a few webcams you can watch to see weather and snow:
- Weatherbug/News 3 camera (click on" Webcam") on the Mt Charleston Lodge in Kyle Canyon
- The Mount Charleston Weather webcam facing towards Hwy 156/Lee Canyon Rd and helpful to see snowplay traffic
- The Lee Canyon resort's webcams have various angles of the slopes and lodge area

Thanks to all the fellow partner agencies in the Mt. Charleston Winter Alliance who work together each snow season to keep visitors to the Spring Mountains safe and informed!

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