BLM reopening recreation areas along Clear Creek and in Cloverdale area

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An image of the entrance to the Clear Creek Gorge. Photo by BLM.REDDING, Calif. – Recreation sites along Clear Creek and in the Cloverdale area south of Redding have been re-opened to the public, as dangers from the Carr Fire have passed.

The open areas are south of Placer Road and include the Clear Creek Gorge overlook and trails throughout the area.  Recreation areas north of Placer Road, including the Swasey Recreation Area, remain closed to protect public health and safety.

The Carr Fire continues to burn in areas near Redding and other public land areas remain closed, including the Chappie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, the Sacramento River Rail Trail and other parts of the recreational trail network.

Current Carr Fire information is available from CAL FIRE at

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