The Lassen National Forest is closing the Bizz Johnson Trail from Devils Corral to Gomez Campground due to safety concerns. As a result of the Hog Fire, there are many hazard trees along the trail and the fire burned down two bridges on the Forest Service section of the trail.
“It is important to us that we alert the public about potential dangers to their well-being,” said Carol Thornton, District Ranger, Eagle Lake Ranger District. “We are monitoring the impacts and forming plans to restore access to the trail.”
The LNF implemented Forest Order 06-20-09 (Hog Fire Closure Order) to protect public health and safety. This Order is active from July 21, 2020, through October 31, 2020. The Hog Fire Closure Area boundary begins at the intersection of County Highway A21 and Highway 36, then continues north along Highway A21 to its intersection with the 101 Road, then continues northeast along the 101 Road to its intersection with Highway 44, then continues southeast along Highway 44 to its intersection with Highway 36, then continues west along Highway 36.
“As we continue to deal with the aftermath of the Hog Fire, we are conducting assessments to assure the public’s safety,” said Deb Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, LNF. “We want the public to be aware of these conditions and exercise caution when it comes to this impacted area.”
If there any questions about the closure or nearby camping opportunities, please contact the Eagle Lake Ranger District at (530) 257-4188 or go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/lassen.
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