Camping closure issued

No camping along North Platte River in Mullen Fire scar


Courtesy United States Forest Service

This map, courtesy of the United States Forest Service, shows the length of North Platte River in which camping is not allowed until further notice.

As spring run-off begins and the snow turns to rain, potential hazards from the Mullen Fire are beginning to impact potential early season recreationists.

On May 12, the United States Forest Service announced that post-wildfire hazards along the North Platte River had prompted a temporary camping prohibition. Effective as of the issuance of the announcement, overnight camping on National Forest lands within 1,000 feet of the centerline of the North Platte River was prohibited. 

The portion of the North Platte River impacted by the closure extends from where the river flows across the Routt...

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