SMNRA RECREATION UPDATE AS OF 2/15/2018

During any possibility of snow precipitation, please visit our Snow Season page for important tips, and always check NVRoads.com to see if chains will be required. 

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

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)
Old Mill Picnic Area ($10 per car)
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 (Will be open only on weekends this winter for picnicking. Open for snowplay only when 12” of snow present)

(*Some sites may open for snowplay as weather permits)

CAMPGROUNDS
Open Sites:
Fletcher Campground ($33 single sites/$58 double sites)
McWillams Campground ($25 single sites/$50 double sites, sites 1-14 currently open, reservation only)
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)
Mary Jane Falls Parking Lot (Closed for winter season. Trail still accessible. Temporary parking @ Echo Trailhead)
Trail Canyon 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, and Coal Springs.

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:
Special long weekend schedule!
11am Jr. Ranger Program @ SMVG (Thursday-Monday, no registration needed)
*10am Jr. Ranger Program @ Old Mill Picnic Area (Sunday only, no registration needed)
Noon-3:30pm Arts& crafts plus $1 s’mores/hot cocoa @ SMVG (Thursday-Moday, while supplies last)
1pm guided hike @ SMVG (Thursday-Monday, no registration needed)
*12pm guided hike @Old Mill Picnic Area (Sunday only, no registration needed)

Upcoming Events:
* Snow programs at Old Mill ($10 parking): Join us on  2/18 for Junior Snow Ranger at 10am and Nature Walks at the Old Mill PIcnic Area. Details on the Calendar.
* All Winter – Snow 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 genernally from Thursday-Monday)

 

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