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More sites to open in Daniel Boone National Forest

Another vehicle trail among those opening
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Landslides close some Red River Gorge trails: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Visitors advised to check locations before making trip
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Red River Gorge, National Forest now opening Friday

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) - The Daniel Boone National Forest will open the Red River Gorge and Redbird Crest Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System on Friday, May 22.

More rec areas shut down in Daniel Boone National Forest

Most developed recreation areas in the Daniel Boone National Forest are temporarily shut down to help protect the health and safety of visitors and staff. 

Daniel Boone National Forest closing more areas; trails, lake access remains open

General forest area and trails remain open. Other recreation areas that remain open are several campgrounds under contract management by concessionaires.

Fire continues to burn in Red River Gorge

Fire near end of Tunnel Ridge Road closes part of area.

Daniel Boone National Forest trashed by illegal dumping

Officials with Daniel Boone National Forest say in addition to vandalism, there are illegal trash dumps all over the forest.
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Volunteers from Puerto Rico are cleaning up national forest

Daniel Boone National Forest representatives say they're hurrying to clean up damage from forest fires before dry weather returns.

UPDATE: Firefighters working on nine wildfires

Multiple wildfires have popped up in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Student firefighters help with wildfire

Due to the dry weather conditions, there have been multiple fires at Daniel Boone National Forest, students with Job Corps have been working to keep those fires contained.
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Unattended campfire causes a wildfire at Red River Gorge

Firefighters are working on putting out a wildfire at Red River Gorge in Daniel Boone National Forest.

Daniel Boone National Forest under fire restrictions

Under the restriction, campfires are permitted only in existing metal or concrete fire rings and pedestal grills installed by the Forest Service.

U.S. Forest Service proposes recreation fee changes

The Daniel Boone National Forest is interested in receiving comments on a proposal to increase recreation fees at 25 sites and to implement new fees at nine sites. 
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Forest officials seek volunteers for Daniel Boone committee

Forest Supervisor Dan Olsen says they are looking for eight new members for the 15-member Daniel Boone Resource Advisory Committee.
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Paul examines land ownership issue in national forest

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul hasn't given up on a proposal to have the government sell some land in the Daniel Boone National Forest in McCreary County for potential commercial development.
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Burned body found in truck after Rowan Co. forest fire

The Rowan County coroner says a body was found, severely burned, in a burned truck after a forest fire around 6 p.m. Monday.
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Kentucky national parks to be partially open during shutdown

Mammoth Cave National Park in Edmonson County will remain partially open to the public during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

Signs Vandalized in Daniel Boone National Forest

Rangers with the U.S. Forest Service in the Daniel Boone National Forest say several signs have been vandalized.

Unusual copperhead sighting in London

The U.S. Forest Service says a young copperhead was found, which is unusual for this time of year because they are usually hibernating.

Ginseng harvest ban continues on national forest lands

The Forest Service announced Wednesday that the ban, started in 2016, is part of an effort to reestablish wild ginseng populations on national forest lands.

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