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Daniel Boone National Forest recreation site reopening

The Daniel Boone National Forest will begin reopening recreation sites in June using a site-by-site approach, including assessment of facility cleanliness, maintenance status, and health and safety of recreation areas.

The following areas are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, June 3:

— Most day-use sites, such as picnic areas and shooting ranges

— Redbird Crest and White Sulphur off highway vehicle trails

— Red River Gorge (includes geological area, Clifty Wilderness and Indian Creek)

Most developed campgrounds are scheduled to reopen on Thursday, June 11.

Those with existing campground reservations through www.Recreation.gov will be notified via email and/or text message if there are any changes.

These projected opening dates may vary depending on circumstances, and it may be necessary to not open or to close areas again if conditions change.

Most boat launches, trails and the general forest area, have remained open to hiking, biking, boating, dispersed camping, hunting, fishing, etc.

Although not accepting in-person visits, offices remain open and operational. 

Visitors are encouraged to contact their local Forest Service office for general information or assistance in obtaining maps and passes.

Review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with local and state guidelines for social distancing and cloth face coverings.

For up-to-date information and the projected opening schedule on the Daniel Boone National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/dbnf/ or the forest Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/danielboonenf/ or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DanielBooneNF.