SMNRA RECREATION UPDATE AS OF 10/11/2018

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

PICNIC AREAS
Open Sites:
Kyle Canyon Picnic Area ($12 Mon-Thu, $18 Fri-Sun and holidays, 10am to 5pm)
Cathedral Rock Picnic Area ($12 single site/$24 double Mon-Thu, $18/$36 Fri-Sun and holidays. 10am to 5pm)
Old Mill Picnic Area ($12 Mon-Thu, $18 Fri-Sun and holidays, 10am to 5pm)
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)
Foxtail Group Picnic Area ($100/day for reservation through Recreation.gov)
SMVG Group Picnic Area ($70 for reservation at Front Desk and fee tube at picnic site and Recreation.com for half-day rentals.)

*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
Open Sites:
Fletcher Campground ($33 single sites/$58 double sites, ALL sites are walk-in only. Campers may be asked to leave in the event of heavy rain due to the potential of flash flooding in the camp area)
McWillams Campground ($25 single sites/$50 double sites, sites 1-75 currently open, Even numbered sites are walk-in, odd numbered sites are reservation)
Hilltop Campground ($19 single sites/$38 double sites, $57 triple site. Even numbered sites are walk-in, odd numbered sites are reservation. Closes for the season on 10/16/18)
Mahogany Grove Group Campground ($130 per night, for reservation through Recreation.gov)
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)

*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)

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:
Southern Nevada Fire Restrictions Lifted September 12

Las Vegas - Wildland fire officials lifted seasonal fire restrictions on public lands in Southern Nevada managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on September 12, 2018.

“We would like to thank the public for their prevention efforts this fire season,” said Geoff Wallin, BLM Fire Management Officer.  “We ask that visitors continue to be safe with campfires and other sources of ignition because brush, grass and trees remain dry from the hot summer temperatures.”

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) fire officials have lifted summer fire restrictions, so the area has returned to year-round fire restrictions.

While the SMNRA is in year-round fire restrictions, no campfires are allowed within one mile of homes in Kyle Canyon, Lee Canyons, Cold Creek, Mountain Springs, Trout Canyon, Lovell Canyon, and Coal Springs. Signs are posted in these areas to remind the public of this restriction.

GO Mt. Charleston Programming:
10/13/18 - Jr. Ranger Program (1pm @ the Upper Bristlecone Trailhead. No registration needed)
10/13/18 - Fall Color Hike (3pm @ the Upper Bristlecone Trailhead. No registration needed)
10/14/18 - Jr. Ranger Program (1pm @ the Upper Bristlecone Trailhead. No registration needed)
10/14/18 - Fall Color Hike (3pm @ the Upper Bristlecone Trailhead. No registration needed)

*Program may be shortened or cancelled because of heavy rain, lightning, or snow for public safety.  Our Interpretive Staff will make that determination prior to the start of the program.

Upcoming Events:

*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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