Popular day use areas to reopen

By Mike Morris, The Union Democrat

The U.S. Forest Service continues to work toward reopening popular campsites and picnic areas within the Stanislaus National Forest's Rim Fire closure area before the busy summer season arrives.

Service officials hope to have three day-use areas - Rainbow Pool, Middle Fork and Carlon - and three campgrounds - Diamond O, Sweetwater and Lost Claim - open by next month, said acting Groveland Ranger Mitchel White.

The six were damaged in the 257,000-acre fire that burned huge swaths of the forest and parts of neighboring Yosemite National Park.

Workers have removed trees deemed hazardous due to fire damage and replaced damaged signs.

Volunteers also recently cleaned up Rainbow Pool, a popular swimming hole.

For the complete story, see the April 11, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.

11916762
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Sunday February 19, 2017

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Lode gets ‘Vaxxed’

02/14/2017

A black tour bus promoting the 2016 documentary “Vaxxed: from Cover-up to ... more

Tuolumne County residents plan McClintock protest

02/16/2017

People on both sides of the polarized political spectrum in Tuolumne County ... more

Jury acquits Barrett on two charges

02/17/2017

A Calaveras County Superior Court jury found Jeremiah Barrett not guilty Friday ... more

Authorities ID driver in fatal J59 wreck

02/17/2017

A Sonora doctor has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as ... more

Dam concerns reverberate in the Mother Lode

02/13/2017

The state Department of Water Resources lists 35 dams in Calaveras County ... more