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Forest Service temporarily suspends logging near Grand Lake, Winter Park

The Sulphur Ranger Distrist is currently working hard to remove hazardous trees in campgrounds and other developed areas. Also, because of the late melt-off and the high run-off this year, some campgrounds are still snowed in and others are flooded.

These three situations combined are causing some campgrounds and other sites such as Point Park, Arapaho Bay, St. Louis Creek and Denver Creek to open late. Call the Visitor Information Center at (970) 887-4100 for the latest updated information.

Slash burning completed for spring 2008

The Sulphur Ranger District has finished burning slash piles for the summer. Pile burning will resume this fall when conditions permit. Pile burning only takes place when weather, snow cover and smoke dispersal conditions are favorable and consistent with our prescribed fire plan. We conduct all pile burns within the requirements of smoke permits issued by the State of Colorado.

Projects in the Grand Lake area

All logging has been temporarily suspended on both the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) Vegetation Management Project and the Green Ridge Good Neighbor Project.

The roads in the Stillwater Pass area remain open to over-the-snow travel only.

Projects in the Fraser and Winter Park area

All logging has been temporarily suspended on the Tabernash, Upper Fraser 1 and Upper Fraser 2 projects.

The trail system is again open, however, users need to be cautious for potential buried debris.

Many of the roads in this area remain open only to over-the-snow travel.

And please remember: The public is urged to stay more than 100 yards away from any remaining logging equipment. Also, visitors to all logging areas need to be cautious of hazards including stumps, limbs, and downed logs that are not all marked and could be covered by snow.

If you would like help finding places to recreate, call the Sulphur Ranger District Visitor Center at (970) 887-4100.


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