SMNRA RECREATION UPDATE AS OF 12/06/2019

*Weather conditions can change rapidly in the Spring Mountains. Always check www.NVroads.com for current road conditions and restrictions*

For important messages during busy days, weather events, and hazardous conditions please follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Hours:
Open every day 9am - 4pm
Winter program information
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

PICNIC AREAS:
- Kyle Canyon Picnic Area ($12 Mon-Thu, $18 Fri-Sun and holidays)
- Deer Creek Picnic Area (Free, first come first serve, open from dusk to dawn)
- SMVG Group Picnic Area ($70 for reservation at Front Desk via Fee Tube at Picnic Site and Recreation.gov)
- Sawmill Picnic Area (Free, first come first serve)
- Lee Meadows is closed to overnight use from sunset to sunrise, daily, year round. No fires permitted in the meadows, however stoves with an On/Off knob or switch are permitted.
- Cathedral Rock Picnic Area (Closed for the winter season)

Picnic Areas Under Lee Canyon Ski Resort Operations for Winter:
For details visit www.leecanyonlv.com
- Foxtail (Currently Closed)
- Old Mill Picnic Area (Currently open on weekends)

*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.

CAMPGROUNDS:
- Fletcher Campground ($33 single sites/$58 double sites. Odd numbered sites are available for reservation on recreation.gov. Campers may be asked to leave in the event of heavy rain due to the potential of flashflooding in the camp area)
- Hilltop Campground (Closed for renovation)

Campgrounds Under Lee Canyon Ski Resort Operations for Winter:
For details visit www.leecanyonlv.com
- McWillams Campground (Sites 1-14 open for winter camping. 4x4 is required)

*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.

TRAILS:
* All trails open except Harris Trail to Griffith Peak (Heavily damaged by Carpenter 1 Fire)

Mary Jane Falls and Trail Canyon Trailhead closed for winter due to icy/snowy conditions. Mary Jane Falls Trail and Trail Canyon trail remain accessible from parking at Echo Trailhead*.

Cathedral Rock Trailhead closed for winter due to icy/snow conditions. Cathedral Rock Trail and South Loop Trail are still open but hikers are encouraged to park elsewhere (Echo Trailhead*).

*Echo Trailhead is small and extremely icy, please use caution and ensure your vehicle can handle the unplowed lot conditions. 

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) is currently under fire restrictions.

Lee Canyon Ski resort will reopen on Saturday December 14th. 
Visit their website for details

*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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