News Release

For Release:  August 7, 2008             
Contact:  David Christy    Phone 916-985-4474     
CA-CC-08-83

BLM Campgrounds on Merced River Re-Open

The Merced River Trail and three popular campgrounds along the Merced River near Briceburg in Mariposa County have been re-opened effective today after hazard trees were removed from the area.

"The area was overrun by the Telegraph Fire and temporarily closed to protect public safety," said John Scull, recreation planner in the Bureau of Land Management's Folsom Field Office. 

In the last week, crews have removed snags from the slopes above the river that posed a threat to people using the area.

The campgrounds - McCabe Flat, Willow Placer, and Railroad Flat - largely are undamaged, but vegetation on the steep slopes above the Merced River burned.

For additional information contact BLM's Folsom Field Office at 916-985-4474.

-BLM-

Folsom Field Office – 63 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA   95630