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North Lake campground now closed

Postby rlown » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:38 pm

North Lake campground closed on Sept 18th. We only noticed the posting on the way out on the 19th. That means the gate 1/3 mile down the road to the parking lot is locked, so, just a heads up if anyone is heading that direction.



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Re: North Lake campground now closed

Postby Roscoe_1101 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:51 pm

Can you still park alongside the road near the gate?

Thanks for the heads up. Heading out of there on Sunday.
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Re: North Lake campground now closed

Postby rlown » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:36 am

the trailhead parking near the packer station is still open. just the campground approach road is closed. It was kind of a let-down on our way out to have to make that walk thrice to get to the car. The empty campground should have been a dead giveaway :retard:
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Re: North Lake campground now closed

Postby maverick » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:45 am

Nice to see that one can count on the NF site to be update, because according to
there site the campground is still open as of today. :rolleyes:
Why operate the site if you cannot update it accordingly. :\
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Re: North Lake campground now closed

Postby rlown » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:49 am

It was a cute little beige sign, handwritten and stuck on the far right side of the campground board. I should have read that board when I saw no people in the campground, but after 7+ miles that morning, I just wanted to get to the truck. I didn't check the bathrooms to see if they were locked..
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Re: North Lake campground now closed

Postby bheiser1 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:58 pm

maverick wrote:Nice to see that one can count on the NF site to be update, because according to
there site the campground is still open as of today. :rolleyes:
Why operate the site if you cannot update it accordingly. :\


Yeah... I ran into something similar recently while reading up on trails in the vicinity of Desolation Wilderness ... the USFS site indicated something like "closed due to snow" ... obviously a left-over from last winter/spring. Guess the USFS budgets must be really hurting :(.
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Re: North Lake campground now closed

Postby zorobabel » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:35 am

rlown wrote:It was a cute little beige sign, handwritten and stuck on the far right side of the campground board. I should have read that board when I saw no people in the campground, but after 7+ miles that morning, I just wanted to get to the truck. I didn't check the bathrooms to see if they were locked..

They were open 10/26 in the afternoon :).
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