Due to warm weather and abnormally high snowpack, GMUG forest officials are warning that due to this year's abnormally high snowpack and late spring thaws, many forest roads and campgrounds remain inaccessible due to flooding, mud or snow. Travel on wet, muddy, or snow-covered forest roads can cause serious, long-term resource damage, such as rutting, and presents serious safety concerns especially if visitors are unprepared. Motorized and mechanized vehicle users are responsible for knowing when and where they can drive or ride.
The public is asked to respect gates and closed areas and find alternate locations to recreate while muddy roads and trails dry out. Before traveling on public lands, contact ranger districts for current conditions and camp area closures, and find alternate locations to recreate.
"Currently we have over 67 percent of our campgrounds open and are working diligently to open more," said GMUG forest services staff officer Cory Wong. "We encourage visitors to be prepared prior to their visit to the GMUG and realize they may not be able to camp at their favorite spot this year due to the conditions."