Meadow restoration closes some Blue Lakes camping sites

Record Courier Report
Hope Valley looking east.
Provided/Tim Berube via the RC

A few dispersed camping sites along Blue Lakes Road on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will be closed for a meadow restoration project.

American Rivers, in partnership with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District, will start in mid-August on the first phase of the Faith Valley Meadow Restoration Project in Alpine County, near Picketts Junction and adjacent to Blue Lakes Road.

During this work, some popular dispersed camping sites along Blue Lakes Road will be closed to be used as staging areas for storage and equipment.

Dispersed camping is still allowed along the Blue Lakes Road corridor, just not in the areas signed as closed, according to the Ranger District.

For public safety, Hansen reminds the public to avoid all work zones, keep an eye out for construction vehicles, and do not remove or vandalized current posted signage.

Learn more about the Faith Valley Meadow Restoration Project at

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