WINCHESTER, Ky, (WTVQ) – The Daniel Boone National Forest will reopen developed campgrounds Thursday, although some services and amenities may be limited, the Forest Service said Wednesday.
Restroom facilities will be open but campers are encouraged to call ahead for details on services and amenities.
A complete list of sites reopening can be found here.
The Forest Service is reopening sites in phases using a site-by-site approach, including assessment of facility cleanliness, maintenance status, and health and safety.
Previously, the Forest reopened the Redbird Crest Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System and the Red River Gorge on May 22. On June 3, most day use sites across the Forest reopened.
Visitor centers and swimming sites on the Forest remain closed. Those sites will continue to be assessed.
“The reopening of recreation sites on the Daniel Boone National Forest will continue to be based on our work with our state and local partners and align with the guidelines issued by the White House, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said Forest Supervisor Dan Olsen. “We are looking forward to again seeing these sites filled with the people from the communities we serve, enjoying the full benefits their national forests have to offer.”
Although not accepting in-person visits, offices remain open and operational. Visitors are encouraged to contact their local Forest Service office for general information or assistance in obtaining maps and passes.
The Daniel Boone National Forest continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Please review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with local and state guidelines for social distancing and cloth face coverings.
For up-to-date information and the projected opening schedule on the Daniel Boone National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/dbnf/ or the forest Facebook page at www.facebook.com/danielboonenf/ or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DanielBooneNF.