Spring Mountains National Recreation Area to Remain Closed

August 26, 2023 -Due to the historic flash flooding event associated with Tropical Storm Hillary, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest issued an Emergency Closure Order for the entireSpring Mountains National Recreation Area until further notice. Public safety is the highest priority for the Forest Service.

The Emergency Closure Order is in place for public and employee safety. The Emergency Closure Order means thatall areas, roads, campgrounds, and trails are closed while damages are fully assessed.The Emergency Closure Order for the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area does not apply to private parcels, state highways, or any other non-Forest Service property within the boundaries.

To view the full closure order and see a map visithttps://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/htnf/alerts-notices/?aid=82605

As a reminder, State Route 157 in Kyle Canyon, State Route 156 in Lee Canyon and State Route 158, Deer Creek Road, are closed.

Forest Service engineers are currently working through damage assessments and building a list of repairs that will need to be completed before recreators can safely return. These repairs include removing hazardous trees from campgrounds, along trails, roads, parking lots and additional infrastructure. 

For additional information on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, please visithttps://fs.usda.gov/htnf or participate in the conversation athttps://twitter.com/HumboldtToiyabe andhttps://facebook.com/HumboldtToiyabeNF/.


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The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's spectacular 6.3 million acres make it the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. Located in Nevada and a small portion of eastern California, the Forest offers year-round recreation of all types.


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