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Bureau of Land Management Reopens Trails and Campground

W-5 Cold Springs Wildfire
News – 9/2/2020

Bureau of Land Management reopens trail, campground as fires subside

SUSANVILLE, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake Field Office has reopened the Dodge Reservoir Campground and the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail in Lassen County, as dangers from two wildfires has been reduced.

The BLM temporarily closed the sites in late August, when the W-5 Cold Springs wildfire moved within a mile of the campground, and there was potential for the Sheep Fire to spread into the trail corridor. While fire crews continue to work on both incidents, active fire is now far from each of the recreation sites.

Dodge Reservoir Campground is about 60 miles northeast of Susanville and offers a remote camping experience and fishing in good water years. Information and directions are available at www.blm.gov/visit/dodge-reservoir-campground.

The reopened section of the Bizz Johnson Trail extends from Susanville west for seven miles through the scenic Susan River Canyon to the Devil’s Corral Trailhead along California State Highway 36. One section of the Bizz Johnson Trail from the Devil’s Corral Trailhead west to the Goumaz Campground remains closed to protect public safety while damages from this summer’s Hog Fire are repaired. Trail information and directions are available at www.blm.gov/visit/bizz-johnson.

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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