Upper Kern River Closures: 9-25-21

The following is a forest order from the USDA Forest Service on 9-25-21

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FOREST ORDER NO. 0513-21-34
SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST
KERN RIVER RANGER DISTRICT

UPPER KERN RIVER RECREATION SITES AND TRAILS CLOSURE

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest. This Order is effective from September 25, 2021, through October 31, 2021.

1. Entering or using the developed recreation sites listed below, and shown on Exhibit A.

a. Johnsondale Bridge River Access
b. Brush Creek Campground
c. Limestone Campground
d. Roads End Day Use
e. Fairview Campground
f. Goldledge Campground
g. Corral Creek Day Use
h. Hospital Flat Campground
i. Thunderbird Group Campground
j. Camp 3 Campground
k. Halfway Group Campground
l. Headquarters Campground
m. Riverkern Day Use

36 C.F.R. § 261.58(b).
2. Camping within the dispersed recreation sites listed below, and shown on Exhibit A:

a. Calkins Dispersed
b. Chamise Dispersed
c. Ant Canyon Dispersed
d. Old Goldledge Dispersed
e. Spring Hill Dispersed
f. Corral Creek Dispersed
g. Chico Dispersed
36 C.F.R. § 261.58(e).
3. Being on any National Forest System trail listed below, and shown on Exhibit A.
a. Packsaddle Trail (Forest Trail No. 33E34)
b. Cannell Meadow National Recreation Trail (Forest Trail No. 33E32)
36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a).

Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

1. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire-fighting force in the performance of an official duty.

2. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this Order.

3. Owners or lessees of land, and residents of such private landholdings, to the extent necessary to access their land.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A. A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 U.S.C.§ 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581.

Executed in Porterville, California, this 24th day of September, 2021.

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