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UPDATED King Fire Road and Trail Closures Eldorado NF September 27

Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/27/2014

King Fire Road and Trail Closures

Eldorado National Forest

September 27, 2014

Placerville, CA – Due to the King Fire and related fire suppression and rehabilitation activities, some popular recreation areas have been closed since September 17, 2014, announced Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree.

“With hunting season starting today, we want to remind visitors that the Eldorado National Forest closure is still in effect,” said Crabtree. “Although we are gaining ground, the King Fire is still active, and there are a lot of firefighting resources still in the area. I intend to open more of the Forest as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Popular recreation areas have been closed since September 17, 2014, pursuant to Forest Order 03-14-110 until the King Fire is declared out.

The closure includes, but is not limited to, the following:

The Pacific Ranger District including:

· the west side of Desolation Wilderness

· Icehouse Road and Loon Lake Road, Crystal Basin area

· Wrights Lake Road

· Wentworth Springs

· Rubicon Jeep Trail

The Georgetown Ranger District including:

· Wentworth Springs Road, Stumpy Meadows

· Eleven Pines Road

· Darling Ridge

· Ralston Ridge Road

· Nevada Point Ridge

· Sand Mountain Road

· Hell Hole Reservoir area

· Dru Barner campground

Recreation sites on the Amador Ranger District are not affected by the closure. Fire restrictions are still in effect. Open fires or stoves are prohibited unless in developed campgrounds. Forest Service staff will be patrolling to ensure compliance.

The closure order and map are posted on the Eldorado National Forest website:

Additional Information about the King Fire can be found at:

Unit Information

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Eldorado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667
Placerville, CA 95667

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