Some Closures Lifted /
Barton Flats * Heartbar * Jenks Lake Picnic Areas *
Forest Service PIO John Miller shows a reporter
the Lake Fire aerial map at San Bernardino Airport Press Conference.
Thursday July 16, U.S. Forest Service
Public Information Officer John Miller announced that Forest Service Officials
re-opened portions of the area that was closed during the Lake Fire. The areas
closed on June 17th, as a result of the 31,359 acre LAKE FIRE.
The areas reopened on Thursday include all campgrounds in the
Barton Flats and Heartbar areas, including Jenks Lake picnic area.
Included in the re-opening were hiking trails outside of the burned area.
“Forsee Creek, San Bernardino Peak, Momyer, and Vivian Creek trailheads
offer a great opportunity to create through hikes that include the popular San
Bernardino and San Gorgonio peaks,” said Deputy Forest Supervisor John D.
Exline. “Visitors can call our Mill Creek Visitor Center and our staff
will help plan any enjoyable trip to the forest.”
The Pacific Crest Trail will remain closed from National Forest
boundary south of Mission Springs to Onyx Summit, south of Big Bear Valley,
along with the portion of the Santa Ana River Trail south of State Route
For more information:
Mill Creek Visitor Center (909)
382-2882 or http://www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf
Information on the LAKE FIRE is available at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4302/
LAKE FIRE Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4346/