Umpqua National Forest

Many campgrounds in the Umpqua National Forest will reopen this week just in time for the Fouth of July holiday weekend, the agency announced on Wednesday.

Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, the Umpqua National Forest said Wednesday it was reopening 22 campgrounds.

Other campgrounds are also expected to reopen later this summer.

“We are thankful to our hard working staff to be able to open these campgrounds in advance of the Fourth of July,” Umpqua National Forest Supervisor Alice Carlton said. “They have worked extremely hard to open these and will continue to prepare others for future openings.”

Bathrooms, showers and water systems will be open for the public at many facilities. Although the bathrooms are being cleaned on a schedule, there is no guarantee that facilities will be COVID-19 free.

Carlton said the top priority for forest personnel working on opening additional campsites will be to remove trees weakened and killed by storms and insects.

The Umpqua Hot Springs and its access trail, along with all group campsites, cabin rentals and fire lookouts will remain closed.

Diamond Lake North Campground opened last week.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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