BLM lifts emergency closure at Knoxville Recreation Area


Bureau of Land Management, California

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Ukiah Field Office

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UKIAH, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management has lifted an emergency closure order at the Knoxville Management Area in Napa County.  The access restrictions were in place because of dangers posed by the Snell Fire.

Areas re-opened to public access include trails in the Knoxville Off-Highway-Vehicle Recreation Area, the Northside Staging Area and the Hunting Creek Campground.

The fire near Butts Canyon and Snell Valley roads is now 85 percent contained within fire lines. It has burned about 2,490 acres.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.