Humboldt-Toiyabe NF News: Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area Closes Due to Lack of Snow

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Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area Closes Due to Lack of Snow

 

BRIDGEPORT, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 – Due to insifficient snow depth, the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area (BWRA) on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Bridgeport Ranger District will closed at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. This closure will remain in effect until snow depth exceeds the minimum requirement of 24 inches that is needed to open the area again to snowmobile use.

 

“Without the proper amount of snow resource damage can occur, which is a violation of federal regulations and could carry a fine up to $5,000 and/or six months in jail,” said Adrianne Thatcher, Recreation Staff Officer. “However, people are still allowed to use this area to enjoy other recreational activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.”

 

For BWRA weather, visit the National Weather Service at:

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.25&lon=-119.2166#.WoIhPWZvRaQ

 

Updates on the status of the BWRA, contact the Bridgeport Ranger District at (760) 932-7070 or visit the Bridgeport Avalanche Center’s website at:

 

http://bridgeportavalanchecenter.org/