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MOST CAMPSITES IN NATIONAL FORESTS OPEN FOR HUNT

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Here is a report on U.S. Forest Service campgrounds for the 1989 deer hunt.

Ashley National Forest - On the Duchesne District, all campgrounds will be open except Yellow Pine. The Flaming Gorge District will have all campgrounds closed except Browne Lake, Cedar Springs, Carmel, Deep Creek, Dripping Springs, Firehole, Greendale East and West, and Spirit Lake. The following boat camps on the Gorge will be open - Gooseneck, Hideout Canyon, Jarvie Canyon and Kingfisher Island. The Roosevelt District will have all campgrounds open and the Vernal District will have all campgrounds open except Lodgepole.Dixie National Forest - The Cedar City, Escalante, Pine Valley and Teasdale Districts will have all campgrounds open. Both campgrounds in the Powell District will be closed.

Fishlake National Forest - The Beaver District will have all campgrounds open. On the Fillmore District all campgrounds will be open except Oak Creek. All campgrounds on the Loa District will be closed except Bowery. And on the Richfield District all campgrounds will be open.

Manti-LaSal National Forest - The Ferron, Monticello, Price and Sanpete Districts will have all campgrounds open. The Moab District will have only the Warner campground open.

Wasatch-Cache National Forest - On the Evanston and Mt. View Districts, all campground will be open. The Kamas District will have the Beaver Creek, Lodgefork, Lower Prove, Shady Dell, Soapstone, Taylors Fork and Yellow Pine campgrounds open. Also on the Kamas District, Lost Creek will have 10 units, Mirror Lake 22 units and Trial Lake 11 units open. The Logan District will have all campgrounds open except Bridger. The Ogden Ranger District will have Botts, Hobble, Magpie, Monte Cristo and South Fork campgrounds open. The Salt Lake District will have Albion Basin and Redman campgrounds open; the lower loops of Spruces and Tanners Flat campgrounds will also be open.

All of the above campgrounds that are open will not have water systems on or garbage pickup available, so there will be no fee charged. The U.S. Forest Service requests that hunters take care to leave a clean camp.

Uinta National Forest - In the Heber, Pleasant Grove and Spanish Fork Districts all campgrounds will be open. All campgrounds will have water systems on so there will be a fee charged.

Five of the six national forests in Utah have lifted fire restrictions. The exception is the Uinta National Forest from the Point of the Mountain in Utah County to the town of Nephi.

These restrictions prohibit: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire except in a developed recreation site where grills or fireplaces are provided; no smoking is allowed except within an enclosed vehicle or building or in a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

Even though fire restrictions have been lifted, hunters are asked to be extremely careful with all campfires this year.

The Forest Service also urges all individuals who plan to use a three-wheeler or quad-runner to contact one of their offices to obtain information on where these vehicles are allowed to be ridden.