Camping guidelines set

| June 24, 2020 1:00 AM

Colville National Forest staff are continuing to prepare campgrounds for forest visitors in alignment with state and federal phased reopening plans.

Many recreation areas and campgrounds continue to serve the public. Others will be available as conditions allow. Recent high winds and heavy rains have impacted roads, trails, and other areas. Be prepared to encounter high water, washouts, downed trees, and other hazards during your visit to the Colville National Forest. Visitors are encouraged to report such hazards to any Colville National Forest office.

“During these unprecedented times, the Colville National Forest has seen firsthand the resiliency of our community. We all live, work, and play in these forest areas and due to the continued support we are able to meet our desire of caring for the land and serving our communities. The way our visitors have practiced the leave no trace principles and recreate safe guidelines are a testament to the great community in which we live,” Forest Supervisor Rodney Smoldon said. “We continue to encourage forest visitors to follow local, state, and federal guidelines on staying safe.”

Due to limited services at some of our areas, please continue to come prepared to be self-reliant and practice Leave No Trace etiquette.

The Colville National Forest will continue to monitor and adjust recreation access and services based on observed conditions and local, state, and federal guidelines.