Forest Service lists open Utah campgrounds, safety tips
Published: May 23, 2013 06:14PM
Updated: May 23, 2013 11:07PM

The U.S. Forest Service has issued the following advisory for campground status and safety tips for the Memorial Day weekend.

 Campgrounds • Most campgrounds are now open throughout the state, but higher-elevation campgrounds, roads and trails may still be snow covered or muddy.

Forest Service campgrounds open for the weekend include:

 Beaver • Little Cottonwood, Mahogany Cove, Kent’s Lake, Little Reservoir and City Creek (no water); and Ponderosa picnic area

 Cedar City • All campgrounds and picnic areas

 Escalante • All

 Fillmore • Maple Grove, Oak Creek, Adelaide and Maple Hollow

 Flaming Gorge • All except Spirit Lake, Greendale East Group, Jarvis Canyon, Dutch John Draw and Red Springs

 Logan • All except Tony Grove

 Moab • Warner Lake, Oowah Lake and Buckeye Reservoir

 Ogden • All except Monte Cristo

 Pleasant Grove • Hope, Mount Timpanogos, Timpooneke, Little Mill and Granite Flat. The Alpine Scenic Loop (USR 92) will be open for the Memorial Day weekend.

 Sanpete • Maple Canyon, Twin Reservoir and Chicken Creek

 Spanish Fork • Diamond, Maple Bench, Payson Lakes, Tinney Flat and Whiting; open but without water: Balsam, Bear Canyon, Blackhawk, Cherry, Maple Lake and Ponderosa

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 Safety • Rivers, streams and creeks are running very high and fast and are extremely dangerous. Keep a watchful eye on children and pets while recreating in these areas.

When hiking, always carry extra water and food and take along a coat and something to make a fire with. Always, let someone know where you are hiking and approximately what time you will return, and don’t hike alone.

Be careful with fire, clear flammable vegetation and debris 5 feet away from the fire ring and make sure your campfires are out before leaving the campsite.