The Klamath National Forest announced last week that its facilities will remain closed, most likely through June 1.

Several recreation areas in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest – including Mt. Shasta above 10,000 feet – reopened to the public last week, the U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday, although social distancing is still encouraged. The Klamath National Forest announced last week that its facilities will remain closed, most likely through June 1.

In the Mt. Shasta and McCloud areas, the following facilities and campgrounds have been reopened:

• Fowlers Campground

• Sims Flat Campground

• Cattle Camp Campground

• Day Use sites opening in Mt. Shasta/McCloud Area

• Bunny Flat and all Everitt Memorial Highway day use sites – the gate at Bunny Flat will be closed until at least July 1

• Castle Lake Day Use Area

• Sims Day Use Area

• Pollard Flat Day Use Area

• McCloud River Falls area (Lower/Upper/Middle Falls; Lakin Dam; Cattle Camp swimming hole)

• Pilgrim Creek Snowmobile Park

“We encourage visitors to check our website and social media pages for the most up-to-date information on what is open so that you can plan your visit,” the Forest Service said in the release. “You can also call your local ranger station during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.”

The Forest Service encourages people to “recreate locally” and to practice self sufficiency.

“Come prepared with all the essentials needed for your trip, including food, emergency supplies, and the ability to pack-out trash,” the release states.

Tips for safe recreation include:

• Maintaining at least six feet distancing from others

• Do not gather in groups other than those in your household and please follow the latest guidance from officials.

• Communicate with others as you pass. Alert trail users of your presence and step aside to let others pass.

• Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use.

• Some services may not be available, so please plan accordingly.

Other facilties and campgrounds that are opening include:

Shasta Lake area

Campgrounds opening in Shasta Lake Area

• Antlers Campground

• Bailey Cove Campground

• Chirpchatter Campground

• Deadlun Campground

• Ellery Creek Campground

• Lakeshore East Campground

• Lower Jones Valley Campground

• Madrone Campground

• McCloud Bridge Campground

• Upper Jones Valley Campground

Group Campgrounds opening Shasta Lake Area

• Dekkas Rock Group Campground

• Gregory Creek Group Campground

• Mariners Point Group Campground

• Moore Creek Campground

• Nelson Point Campground

• Pine Point Campground

Picnic Areas opening in Shasta Lake Area

• Bailey Cove Day Use Area

• Dekkas Rock Day Use Area

• Fishermans Point Day Use Area

• McCloud Bridge Day Use Area

Big Bar area

• Hayden Flat Campground

• Pigeon Point Campground

Group Campgrounds opening in Big Bar Area

• Pigeon Point Group Campground

Day Use Areas opening in Big Bar Area

• Cedar Flat Picnic Area

• Whites Bar Picnic Area

• Big Flat River Access

Trinity area

Campgrounds opening in Trinity Area

• Ackerman Campground

• Bridge Camp Campground

• Clark Springs Campground

• Cooper Gulch Campground

• Eagle Creek Campground

• Mary Smith Campground

• Minersville Campground

Trinity River Campground

Picnic Areas opening in Trinity Area

• Clark Springs Day Use Area and Beach

• Cooper Gulch Day Use Area

• Pine Cove Picnic Area

Hayfork area

Cabin rentals opening in Hayfork Area

• Forest Glen Guard Station

• Post Creek Lookout

Yolla Bolla area

• Tomhead Saddle Campground

In the Klamath National Forest, the closure order does not close trails, trailheads or general forest areas, the U.S. Forest Service specified. As conditions change, sites may begin to reopen prior to the June 1 date.

More information on what is open in the KNF and what’s not is available at

For more information about local facilities, visit the Shasta-Trinity National Forest website at