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Redding, CA 96002

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Dodge Reservoir Campground Temporarily Closed

W-5 Cold Springs Wildfire
News – 8/22/2020

Dodge Reservoir campground temporarily closed due to Cold Springs Fire

SUSANVILLE, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed the Dodge Reservoir Campground in far northeast Lassen County to protect public safety as the W-5 Cold Springs Fire burns to the north.  The closure will remain in effect until the fire no longer poses a danger.  Details are available in the closure order: www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/ColdSpringFire_CampgroundClosure_22Aug20.pdf.

The campground is about 60 miles northeast of Susanville in a remote high desert area.  It is popular for fishing during spring and early summer months, and for remote camping getaways.

The fire is burning in heavy juniper, sagebrush, mountain mahogany and rangeland grasses along the Clark Valley Road about 11 miles east of Madeline.  The southeast fire edge is about a half-mile from the reservoir.  It has burned about 7,200 acres and is 20 percent contained.

Other BLM campgrounds in the region are open.  They include the Ramhorn Springs Campground, off U. S. Highway 395 south of Ravendale, the North Eagle Lake Campground near the junction of State Highway 139 and Lassen County Road A-1, and the Rocky Point shoreline primitive camping area at north Eagle Lake.

More information on these areas is available by visiting www.blm.gov/office/eagle-lake-field-office.

The BLM reminds public land visitors that campfire restrictions are now in place in northeast California.  All campfires are prohibited, including in developed campgrounds and recreation sites.  Portable stoves and lanterns using pressurized, liquid, or jellied fuel are allowed.  A valid California campfire permit is required, and can be obtained free at www.readyforwildfire.org.

Information on BLM public land fire restrictions is available at www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/california/fire-restrictions.

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