Snowdrifts keeping Medicine Lake campgrounds closed through July 4

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Campgrounds at Medicine Lake on the Modoc National Forest will be closed through at least July 4 due to snowdrifts blocking access to the area.

As of June 28, access was blocked five miles or farther from the lake by large snowdrifts on the roads, according to a news release from the Modoc National Forest.

Future weather conditions will determine how long the snowdrifts persist and roads remain blocked. Once the lake is accessible and water in the campgrounds is potable, the Forest Service says it will release the opening date for the campgrounds.

Also, the water system at Willow Creek Day Use area is undergoing repairs and water is unavailable. The Day Use area, located about 15 miles south of Adin, along Highway 139, remains open to the public. The Forest Services advises visitors to bring their own water. An updated news release will be issued when repairs to the water system are complete.