SMNRA RECREATION UPDATE AS OF 4/13/2018

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Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway Holiday Hours:
Open 7 days/week from 9am - 4pm

PICNIC AREAS
Open Sites:
Kyle Canyon Picnic Area ($12 Mon-Thu, $18 Fri-Sun, 10am to 4pm)
Deer Creek Picnic Area (Free, first come/first serve, open sunrise to sunset)
Sawmill Picnic Area (Free, first come/first serve, open sunrise to sunset)
SMVG Group Picnic Area (for reservation only at Front Desk and fee tube at picnic site)

Closed Sites:
Cathedral Rock Picnic Area
Foxtail Picnic Area
Old Mill Picnic Area

CAMPGROUNDS
Open Sites:
Fletcher Campground ($33 single sites/$58 double sites, Even numbered sites are walk-in, odd numbered sites are reservation)
McWillams Campground ($25 single sites/$50 double sites, sites 1-14 currently open, Even numbered sites are walk-in, odd numbered sites are reservation)
Mack’s Canyon (Free, dispersed, fire restrictions in effect)
Champion Road (Free, dispersed, fire restrictions in effect)
Blue Tree Campground (Free, dispersed group area, fire restrictions in effect)

Closed Sites:
Hilltop Campground
McWilliams Campground (sites 15-75 are closed)

TRAILS:
All trails open except:
Harris Trail to Griffith Peak (Heavily damaged by Carpenter 1 Fire)
Cathedral Rock/South Loop Parking Lot(Closed for winter season. Trail still accessible. Temporary parking @ Echo Trailhead)

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:
Year round fire restrictions in place. Open fires (wood, charcoal, etc.) are allowed in developed recreation sites in provided fire rings. No campfires are allowed within 1 mile of homes in Kyle Canyon, Lee Canyon, Cold Creek, Mountain Springs, Trout Canyon, Lovell Canyon.

FIRE INFORMATION:
Prescribed Burns: SMNRA will be conducting prescribed fire pile burns consisting of multiple days of ignitions and patrol on hotspots From 11/15/17 – 4/15/2018. Ignitions of approximately 40 acres are planned.  The general locations of these perscribed burns will take place at Kyle Canyon Old Helispot, Kyle Fire Station, Kyle Canyon Picnic Area, Cathedral Rock Picnic Area, Old Mill Picnic Area, Camp Lee, and Lee Canyon Borrow Pit.  Prescribed fires reduce the existing fire hazard, enhance wildlife habitat, improve recreation areas, and reintroduce fire into a fire-dependent ecossystem.

GO Mt. Charleston Programming:
11am Jr. Ranger Program @ SMVG (Saturday and Sunday, no registration needed)
1pm guided hike @ SMVG (Saturday and Sunday if trail is safe to hike due to ice, no registration needed)

Upcoming Events:
* Spring – Trail Host Volunteer Orientations/Trainings @ SMVG Ed Building

*For any programming inquiries pertaining to hike registration, field trips, educational outreach, etc., please email programs@gomtcharleston.com.
*For any inquiries pertaining to setting up a volunteer event, volunteering opportunities, etc., please email volunteer@gomtcharleston.com.
(response to all inquiries is generally from Thursday-Monday)

 

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