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Forest Service Launches Online Map for Designated Recreation Sites in California

California Campground - Near Lassen Volcanic National Park
Written by sierrarecmagazine

VALLEJO, Calif. June 12,2020 – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region today launched a Geographic Information System (GIS) map that provides the public with updated information on the status of campgrounds, day-use sites, picnic areas, and other designated recreation sites on national forests throughout California. View the GIS map at https://www.fs.fed.us/r5/webmaps/RecreationSiteStatus/.

For additional questions on parking, campsites amenities, and other concerns, please contact your local National Forest.

We continue to recommend that you not travel long distances to recreate and check with your local National Forest before visiting. If you or anyone in your household is feeling sick, please remain at home and plan your trip for another time.  All visitors should practice self-sufficiency during your visits to national forests. Recreating responsibly will help ensure that expanded access to recreational facilities, services, and opportunities continues. Responsible recreation practices should be maintained at all times, including:

* Maintaining at least six feet distancing from others

* Do not gather in groups and please follow the latest guidance from officials

* Communicate with others as you pass. Alert trail users of your presence and step aside to let others pass

* Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use

* All services may not be available, so please plan accordingly.

The Forest Service manages 18 National Forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, which encompasses over 20 million acres across California, and assists State and Private forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. National forests supply 50 percent of the water in California and form the watershed of most major aqueducts and more than 2,400 reservoirs throughout the state. For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/R5

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