In this issue:
1. Cleveland National Forest Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 3rd 2008!
2. Check before you go! Cleveland National Forest Use Restriction Level: MODERATE
1. CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST FAMILY FUN DAY ON SATURDAY, MAY 3RD 2008!
Join the Cleveland National Forest (Trabuco Ranger District) and the Santa Ana National History Association for a Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 3rd.
Nature hikes and activities for all ages.
To be held at the Blue Jay Campgrounds. To get to the Blue Jay Campgrounds from Orange County take the 5 Freeway to the Ortega Highway exit and go east on Ortega Highway for 21.9 miles until you reach Long Canyon Road and turn left. There is a wooden sign where you turn that say’s “El Cariso Hot Shots Regional Center” and “Los Pinos Conservation Camp” along with and address of “39251 Ortega Hwy.” Go up this road until you come to a junction with a sign that reads “Long Canyon Road” and turn right to the upper campgrounds which will be on your left (about 2.5 miles from where you turned off Ortega Hwy). Drive into the campgrounds and follow the road all the way in to the lower campgrounds.
For more information contact Debra Clarke, Trabuco Ranger District Wilderness / Trails Manager at:
(951) 736-1811 Extension 3227.
Or go to:
2. CHECK BEFORE YOU GO! CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST USE RESTRICTION LEVEL: MODERATE
San Diego, CA –April 18, 2008…The current hot weather and dry vegetation conditions in the region has increased our fire danger level on the Forest, increasing the Forest Use Restriction level from LOW to MODERATE, effective Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 6:00am.“We appreciate the public’s cooperation. The forest use restriction level is subject to change with weather and fire activity on the forest, visitors should still use care and caution when visiting the Forest.” said Will Metz, Forest Supervisor for the Cleveland National Forest.
Some updates for forest visitors include: the Observatory Campground and San Luis Rey Picnic Area on the Palomar Ranger District are now open.
Boulder Oaks Campground is closed, and Santiago Fire burned areas in the Santa Ana Mountains have remained closed.
Forest visitors can check on road access, allowable recreational activities, and what restrictions are in place by going to the forest website, www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland and clicking on “current conditions” or by calling the nearest District Office. For a recorded message please call 619-593-2183. Please check with the other southern California National Forests to determine what current fire restrictions are in place.
Check before you go for updated information.
Forest offices are open Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For the Cleveland National Forest Supervisor’s Office dial (858) 673-6180.
For Alpine, Descanso, and Laguna Mountain Area contact the Descanso Ranger District at (619) 445-6235.
For Palomar Mountain, Henshaw, Ramona and Oak Grove areas contact the Palomar Ranger District at (760) 788-0250.
For the Ortega Hwy area, San Mateo and Corona area contact the Trabuco Ranger District at (951) 736-1811.
For a recorded message please call 619-593-2183 or for online information go to www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland.
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
United States Department of Agriculture
Forest Service- Cleveland National Forest
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