“We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer on the national forests,” GMUG Forest Supervisor Charlie Richmond said last week. “We have some of the most spectacular scenery and opportunities for recreation right here on our local national forest; we just ask that folks obey the rules while they are out there.”
Before heading out for your holiday weekend or any other time on the forest, citizens are reminded that:
• Fireworks are illegal on national forest lands;
• Even though it has been rainy, the potential for wildfires remains still high. Ensure campfires are attended and put out until completely (cool to the touch) before leaving camp;
• When driving/riding on forest roads and trails, stay on designated motorized roads and trails, and only ride those vehicles allowed on the route;
• Be safe. Drive carefully, defensively and remember that others are in the woods too;
• Be respectful of other recreationists you encounter;
• Pick up and pack out your trash;
• Island Lake Campground is closed this year for reconstruction;
• Granby reservoir access is closed to full-sized vehicle access. The road will be reconstructed this summer; and
• Most of all, enjoy your time on the national forests.
For more specific information or conditions, please reference the Forest’s website at: www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug or contact the local Ranger District Office near your destination.