SMNRA RECREATION UPDATE AS OF 12/7/2017
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Kyle Picnic Area
Deer Creek Picnic Area
Sawmill Picnic Area
SMVG Group Picnic Area (for reservation through recreation.gov only)
Cathedral Rock Picnic Area
Foxtail Picnic Area
Old Mill Picnic Area
(*Some sites may open for snowplay as weather permits)
McWillams Campground (sites 1-14 currently open, reservation only)
Mack’s Canyon (dispersed, fire restrictions in effect)
Champion Road (dispersed, fire restrictions in effect)
Blue Tree Campground (dispersed group area, fire restrictions in effect)
McWilliams Campground (sites 15-75 are closed)
All trails open except:
Harris Trail to Griffith Peak (heavily damaged by Carpenter 1 Fire)
Cathedral Rock Trailhead (closed for winter season)
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, and Coal Springs.
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:
10am guided hike @ SMVG (no registration needed)
12pm Jr. Ranger Program at SMVG (no registration needed)
1pm-3:30pm Arts and Crafts, plus $1 hot cocoa and s’mores at SMVG (while supplies last)
TBD – Snow Host Volunteer Orientations/Trainings @ SMVG Ed Building
*For any programming inquiries pertaining to hike registration, field trips, educational outreach, etc., please email email@example.com.
*For any inquiries pertaining to setting up a volunteer event, volunteering opportunities, etc., please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(response to all inquiries is genernally from Thursday-Monday)