SMNRA RECREATION UPDATE AS OF 8/10/2018

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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 6pm)
Cathedral Rock Picnic Area ($12 single site/$24 double Mon-Thu, $18/$36 Fri-Sun and holidays. 10am to 6pm)
Old Mill Picnic Area ($12 Mon-Thu, $18 Fri-Sun and holidays, 10am to 6pm)
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)
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:
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in place.

The following acts are prohibited on the area, roads, and trails within the SMNRA until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stovefire.
  • Smoking outside an enclosed vehicle or building.
  • Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames.
  • Using, or causing to be used, any explosive.

The following is exempt from this order:

  • Portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel.
  • Persons using campfires within the APPROVED fire pits or grills provided in Developed Recreation Sites (Approved sites include: Fletcher View Campground, Kyle Picnic Area, Hilltop Campground, Mahogany Grove Group Site, McWilliams Campground, Foxtail Group Picnic Area. Unapproved sites include: Cathedral Rock Picnic Area, Old Mill Picnic Area, Sawmill Picnic Area).
  • Persons smoking while stopped is an area at leat three feet in diameter that is clear of flammable materials.

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable as a Class B Misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for an organization and/or imprisonment of not more than 6 months.

GO Mt. Charleston Programming:
8/11/18 – REI Map and Compass Course (10:30am-4pm @ Visitor Center Ed Building. Registration on REI.com)
8/11/18 - Jr. Ranger Program (11am @ SMVG Visitor Center. No registration needed)
8/11/18 – Guided Hike (1pm @ SMVG Visitor Center/Pack Rat Route. No registration needed)
8/12/18 – Walk With A Doc Guided Hike (10am @ Visitor Center/Ed Building. In lieu of Jr. Ranger)
8/12/18 – Guided Hike (1pm @ Visitor Center SMVG/Pack Rat Route. No registration needed)

*Program may be shortened or cancelled because of heavy rain and lightning during monsoon season due to 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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