Going camping? Try Bullards Bar
Special to The Union
All recreation sites in the Tahoe National Forest will be available this Labor Day weekend.
No fire restrictions are in effect. However anyone with a campfire outside a designated campground needs a fire permit. These are free and available at any Ranger Station.
• Bullards Bar: The campgrounds at the reservoir are open. Recreation and reservation information can be found at the Emerald Cove Marina at http://www.bullardsbar.com or (530) 692-3200.
Containment is expected soon on the Bullards Fire; however, fire equipment and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. trucks are still on the roadways. Recreationists are advised to drive slowly. Some smokes may be seen; however, the air is mostly clear.
• North Yuba River: All sites are open. There are some first-come-first-serve sites, but they fill up quickly. Those sites farther east on Highway 49 are often more available on a holiday weekend. The sites near Sierra Buttes fill up fast as well. For more information, contact the Yuba River Ranger Station (530) 288-3231.
• East of Nevada City: Several campgrounds are expected to have sites available.
• Truckee and Sierraville: Campgrounds and day use sites are expected to be full. The most popular sites are those connected with the reservoirs. Some sites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. As campgrounds fill near Truckee, others farther to the north are often available. For additional information contact the Truckee Ranger Station (530) 587-3558.
• East of Foresthill: Sugar Pine campgrounds are expected to be very busy. People without reservations are advised to arrive by Thursday or Friday at the latest. French Meadows Reservoir usually has more first-come-first-serve sites available. The OHV area is dusty and folks are advised to bring dust masks and lots of drinking water.
A reminder that the Heritage Festival is celebrated on Saturday and Sunday in Foresthill. Traffic may be congested; please drive slowly through town. For additional information, contact the American River Ranger Station (530) 367-2224.
• Fire prevention and restrictions: Please be fire safe. The forest is becoming quite dry and fire danger is high. Be sure to fully put out your campfires!
Additional information can be found at http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/tahoe or contact the Forest Headquarters, (530) 265-4531.
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