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Another vehicle trail among those opening
Visitors advised to check locations before making trip
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.
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.
General forest area and trails remain open. Other recreation areas that remain open are several campgrounds under contract management by concessionaires.
Fire near end of Tunnel Ridge Road closes part of area.
Officials with Daniel Boone National Forest say in addition to vandalism, there are illegal trash dumps all over the forest.
Daniel Boone National Forest representatives say they're hurrying to clean up damage from forest fires before dry weather returns.
Multiple wildfires have popped up in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
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.
Firefighters are working on putting out a wildfire at Red River Gorge in Daniel Boone National Forest.
Under the restriction, campfires are permitted only in existing metal or concrete fire rings and pedestal grills installed by the Forest Service.
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.
Forest Supervisor Dan Olsen says they are looking for eight new members for the 15-member Daniel Boone Resource Advisory Committee.
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.
The Rowan County coroner says a body was found, severely burned, in a burned truck after a forest fire around 6 p.m. Monday.
Mammoth Cave National Park in Edmonson County will remain partially open to the public during the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Rangers with the U.S. Forest Service in the Daniel Boone National Forest say several signs have been vandalized.
The U.S. Forest Service says a young copperhead was found, which is unusual for this time of year because they are usually hibernating.
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.