With the Memorial Day Weekend here, travelers should make sure they plan ahead before leaving town. There have been some changes this year.
For one, only those with reservations will be allowed to camp at Bullfrog on Lake Powell. Everyone else will be turned away.Because of fire danger, much of the Kiabab Forest on the southern borders are under strict restrictions. Finding camping will be a problem. Also:
ROCKPORT - Due to construction and campground closures, only a limited number of campsites are available at Rockport State Park this weekend. Because of the limited availability, park management is requiring reservations.
To make camping reservations, call 322-3 770 from within the Salt Lake calling area or 1- 800-322-3770 outside the Salt Lake area. Reservations can be made from three to 120 days in advance. For more information, please call Rockport State Park at 336-2241.
CAMPING AT YUBA FULL - A day-use limit has been set at the park's main area on the west side of the lake and at Painted Rocks. Once capacity is reached, the gate will be closed. The parking lot will be checked every two hours.
NATIONAL FORESTS - It's time once again to get out the camping gear and cook some hot dogs at your favorite camping and picnic area. Memorial Day weekend is the kick off for the summer to come, and is traditionally a very busy weekend at the campgrounds and picnic areas throughout the state.
The high mountain areas are still wet and snowpacked. Most lower elevation developed campgrounds will be open, but most backcountry hiking and camping is very limited. Most campgrounds will be open and most of those open will have water. For more detailed information call direct to the specific forest.
Ashley National Forest 789-1181, Ashley National Forest 789-1181, Dixie National Forest 865-3700, Fishlake National Forest 896-9417, Manti-LaSal National Forest 637-2817, Uinta National Forest 342-5100, Wasatch-Cache Nati0nal Forest 524-5030.
Please keep campfires in the designated fire pits and make sure they are out cold before leaving them unattended.