Superior National Forest Opens Additional Recreation SitesJun 30, 2020 11:58AM ● By Editor
Duluth MN – June 30, 2020 –– On Wednesday July 1, 2020, the Superior National Forest will open additional recreation sites including some rustic campgrounds. For a full list of open areas and other up-to-date information, visit the Superior National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/superior.
Following is a list of recreation sites and facilities on the Superior National Forest that will be opening July 1:
• Baker Lake Campground
• Kawishiwi Lake Campground
• Silver Island Lake Campground
• Harriet Lake Campground
• Fourmile Lake Campground
• Toohey Lake Campground
• Devils Track Campground
• Two Island
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• Baker Lake
• Brule Lake
• Homer Lake
• Isabella/ Powwow
• Hog Creek
• Sag Federal
• Seagull Lake
• Poplar Lake
• Gunflint Lake
• East Bearskin
All additional campgrounds not currently open will remain closed until further notice.
Following CDC guidelines, the Superior National Forest is cleaning open sites as often as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize risk to public health and safety. All open restroom facilities will be posted with signs indicating the date and time each facility was last cleaned.
The Superior continues to implement a phased planning approach to provide public access to recreation sites. Responsible recreation will help expand access to facilities, services and other opportunities. Visitors are asked to plan accordingly and to remain flexible.
“With the summer season in full swing, our staff is working hard to reopen as many recreation sites as possible while providing for public health and safety with specific maintenance and cleaning standards,” said Connie Cummins, Forest Supervisor, Superior National Forest. “We are pleased to be opening up some of the rustic campgrounds before the 4th of July weekend and appreciate the patience of forest visitors as we implement a phased approach to reopening sites.”
The Forest Order limiting the size of groups of 10 people or less per group remains in place until further notice. In alignment with this, recreation event special use permits, large gatherings will not be allowed.
Visitors are asked to stay as local as possible when choosing a site to visit. Visitors are also urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with local health and safety guidance. For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.
The Superior National Forest has moved to virtual services. Please visit us at www.fs.usda.gov/superior for updates. You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SuperiorNF or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuperiorNF/
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