Monday, June 14, 2010
Update on High Waters in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests
SALT LAKE CITY, June 11, 2010 – Areas on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest still affected by high water include Little Cottonwood Canyon, American Fork Canyon, North Slope of the High Uintas, Mirror Lake Highway, Stansbury Mountain Range and the Weber River area near Kamas.
Forest visitors need adhere to road closure signage or blockades. Travelers should not attempt to cross roads where water is flowing across. Visitors should use extreme caution when recreating around fast moving streams or rivers. Also, parents should keep children and pets close-by and insure they understand the dangers of fast moving water.
There are a limited number of campgrounds, picnic areas trails and roads that are under emergency closures to protect public health and safety due to the high water and run-off.
Salt Lake Ranger District:
Little Cottonwood Creek Trail – Closed
Upper Narrows and Lower Narrows Loop Campgrounds, South Willow Canyon, Stansbury Mountains – Closed
South Willow Canyon Road from Boy Scout Campground to Loop Campground - Closed
Pleasant Grove Ranger District:
Sawmill Picnic Area, American Fork Canyon – Closed
Mineral Basin Road closed just above Baker Fork in American Fork Canyon – Closed
Portions of the trail around Tibble Fork Reservoir are still impassable due to water.
Heber-Kamas Ranger District:
Ledgefork Campground, Weber River Area near Kamas – Closed
Lower Provo River Campground, Mirror Lake Highway – Closed
Soapstone Campground, Mirror Lake Highway – the lower loop is Closed
Evanston/Mt. View Ranger District:
Bear River Campground, North Slope of Uintas – Closed
West Fork of the Bear, North Slope of the Uintas -Closed
East Fork of the Blacks Fork going to Hewinta - Closed
East Fork of the Blacks Fork, south of Uinta Junction, North Slope of the Uintas – Closed to Sedans
Bridger Lake Campground, North Slope of Uintas – Closed
West Marsh Lake Campground, North Slope of Uintas - Closed
Hoop Lake Campground, North Slope of Uintas - Closed
Access road to Hoop Lake Campground, North Slope of the Uintas - Closed
The Middle Beaver Creek Road to West Beaver Creek on the North Slope of the Uintas - Closed
Information on emergency closures will be updated as information becomes available. Forinformation on the North Slope road closures, contact the Evanston-Mt. View Ranger District at307-789-3194 or 307-782-6555.
Please note: The US Forest Service is responsible for managing National Forest System (NFS) roads. Closures on state or county roads crossing NFS lands are managed by their respective jurisdictions.
For information on specific campground closures, contact campground concessionaire American Land & Leisure at (801) 226-3564.