BLM closes Salt Creek trails area indefinitely

BLM closes Salt Creek
Kyle Stark, Three Rivers resident deputy, monitors the Skyline trailhead after BLM chained off the parking area on Saturday, April 4.
EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, APRIL 4, the Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area (includes all Salt Creek trails and Skyline trailhead parking) has a CLOSURE ORDER IN EFFECT.
 
The Bureau of Land Management, in coordination with state and local officials, has temporarily closed the Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area to address public health. This is the BLM’s second attempt in as many weeks to close the area off to the public.
The closure is due to the crowds that have impacted the area since California’s stay-at-home order went into effect. It became a public health concern as too many people were in close proximity to each other and vehicles were blocking the narrow roadway.
The BLM continues to collaborate with state and local governments to plan and implement the closure and to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. This closure is consistent with the State of California’s shelter in place order and Tulare County’s shelter in place guidance.
BLM closes Salt Creek
Deputy Sheriff Kyle Stark (left) and BLM Ranger Charles Sutton assist an outgoing vehicle from the Skyline trailhead at Three Rivers.

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