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Most Areas Open For Camping In Apache Sitgreaves Forest Labor Day Weekend

Campground
(Courtesy of courtesy of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)
All but a few very small areas of the Apache Sitgreaves forest are open for camping in time for Labor Day weekend.

All but a few very small areas of the Apache Sitgreaves forest are open for camping in time for Labor Day weekend. An earlier report about campsite closures misled people to believe the closure area was much larger than it is.

"It was in regard to a temporary camping closure that we just put into place in the San Juan fire burned area," said Pamela Baltimore with the Forest Service. "And that area is south of Vernon, we are opened for visitors this Labor Day weekend. And the temperatures look to be favorable, upper 70s and the lows at night in the 50s."

She said that most areas affected by wildfires have been cleared of hazards and reopened, but that more details about closures can be found on the Apache Sitgreaves Forest website.

Kaitlin Stein is a KJZZ Production Assistant, and she can rarely be found sitting still. An avid runner, hiking enthusiast, and obstacle racer, she’s usually muddy or gallivanting in the desert. She is also a self-proclaimed geek who loves video games and Star Wars.