Heavier than normal snowpack means some national forest areas will not be open in time for Memorial Day, and that could include Sunset and Bountiful Peak campgrounds in Davis County. The Forest Service has released the status of campground use for the Memorial Day weekend, the first of the busy summer weekends in the six national forests in Utah. While access to lower elevation roads, trails and campgrounds may be limited due to recent wet weather, high mountain areas remain muddy and snow packed and access is very limited, said Forest Service spokesperson Kathy Jo Pollock.
She said that natural resources are very fragile when wet. consequently, she urged campers to drive and camp only on dry, solid surfaces.
Off-highway vehicle users are responsible for knowing which roads and trails are open to motorized use. Pollock said that maps, showing which roads and trails are open are available at area Forest Services offices.
A complete listing of Forest Service campgrounds that may be open for the Memorial Day weekend can be found at www.fs.fed.us.