Many camping spots still closed due to snow |

Many camping spots still closed due to snow

Several Tahoe National Forest campgrounds will be closed during Memorial Day weekend because of the snow lingering at high elevations.

The Pacific Crest Trail and other trails at higher elevation are still covered with snow, said Steve Eubanks, Tahoe National Forest Supervisor. Hikers, bikers, and horseback riders should be prepared for snowy conditions.

Rivers are running fast, cold and high. The rivers can be dangerous, especially for children and pets, he said.

Jackson Meadow Reservoir and the Grouse Lakes/Bowman Road is only open for six miles ” just past Fuller Lake ” due to snow. French Meadows and Big Trees Picnic Area north east of Foresthill will not be open. Some campgrounds in the Sierra Buttes area are open but with no services, water or fees. Some of the lakes are still covered with ice, Eubanks said.

Campgrounds that will be open include Bullards Bar Reservoir, along the North Yuba River, along the Little Truckee River, along Stampede, Boca and Prosser reservoirs, along Highway 89 north and south of Truckee, along Highway 20 east of Nevada City, some campgrounds along Interstate 80, campgrounds near Sugar Pine and Big Reservoirs northeast of Foresthill.

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