SMNRA RECREATION UPDATE AS OF 6/11/21

Weather
Weather patterns in the Spring Mountains can be drastically different than what the Las Vegas Valley experiences, and the Weather page offers multiple tools, tips and webcams to monitor conditions and forecasts. Hikers should be prepared for potential monsoon rain and lightning, and potential flash flooding. Remember to apply (and re-apply) sunscreen and dress in layers for hot sun and chilly shade.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT:
Stage 1 Fire restrictions in the Spring Mountains include*:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stovefire. The ONLY exceptions are stoves using portable fuel with an On/Off switch or knob, or campfires within the provided rings or grills at developed camp and picnic sites.
2. Smoking outside an enclosed vehicle or building.
3. Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame.
4. Using any type of explosive, including fireworks and explosive ammunition or targets.

TRAILHEADS open unless noted below:
Click here for ful trail descriptions

  • Bristlecone, Lower
  • Bristlecone, Upper
  • Cathedral Rock/South Loop/Griffith Peak
  • Cliffrose/Stepladder
  • Deer Creek
  • Desert View Overlook
  • Echo
  • Fletcher Canyon/Eagle's Nest/Acastus
  • Harris Spring to Griffith Peak
  • Juniper
  • Mahogany CCC
  • Mary Jane Falls
  • North Loop/Rain Tree
  • Pack Rat/Escarpment/Acastus (park at Cliffrose and walk to Gateway to access)
  • Robber's Roost
  • Trail Canyon

PICNIC AREAS:
Open Sites*:    
Kyle Canyon
Cathedral Rock Picnic Area

Deer Creek (Free, first come first serve, open dawn to dusk)
Foxtail Group Picnic Area (reservations required)
Old Mill
Sawmill (Free, first come first serve, open dawn to dusk)
Lee Meadows

Closed Sites:
SMVG Group Picnic Area (closed due to Covid-19)

*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 View
Hilltop Campground
Mahogany Grove Group Campground
McWilliams
Mack’s Canyon 
Blue Tree Area
Champion Road

Closed Sites:
Dispersed camping is prohibited currently in Mahagony Fire burn area

*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. 

Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway:
CLOSED until further notice
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.

Lee Canyon Ski Resort
The Lee Canyon Ski Resort will be open be open for scenic chair rides and food Friday/Saturday/Sunday through the summer
Visit their website for details

FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT:
Stage 1 Fire restrictions in the Spring Mountains include*:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stovefire. The ONLY exceptions are stoves using portable fuel with an On/Off switch or knob, or campfires within the provided rings or grills at developed camp and picnic sites.
2. Smoking outside an enclosed vehicle or building.
3. Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame.
4. Using any type of explosive, including fireworks and explosive ammunition or targets.

* Please note that additional fire restrictions may apply. For more information or clarification on individual agency restrictions, visit www.nevadafireinfo.org/restrictions-and-closures. Violation of these prohibitions is punishable as a class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for an organization and/or imprisonment of not more than 6 months.

Parking Restrictions:
Parking on the mountain is limited and will be monitored. Many areas are not paved and may be icy and muddy. When roadside parking, ALL tires must be over the white line. There are approximately 60 legal parking spaces open in Kyle Canyon and 40 in Lee Canyon. Visitors are encouraged to utilize the numerous undeveloped sites on lower SR 156, lower SR 157, and SR 158 if recreating on the mountain.

*** find updates throughout the day on our Facebook and Twitter accounts
*No programs are scheduled currently. For details, please email info@gomtcharleston.com
*For any inquiries pertaining to setting up a volunteer event, volunteering opportunities, etc., please email volunteer@gomtcharleston.com

If you head up, remember to dispose of your trash responsibly!

LINK: We encourage you to follow the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics recommendations for getting outside during COVID-19.

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