Sawtooth National Forest Is Getting Ready For Memorial Day


By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Scott Nannega is a District Ranger at the Sawtooth National Forest. He is busy getting ready for one of their busiest weekends of the year.

"It's a very big weekend in the South Hills over Memorial Day. All of our campgrounds in the South Hills should be open going up Rock Creek. We have three campgrounds at high elevation on Mount Harrison that won't be open," said Nannega.

Lake Cleveland, Thompson Flat and Twin Lakes are the three campgrounds that won't be open for memorial day.

"People are going to find as they are out in the woods that the lower elevations the roads are dry and dusty but as you move up higher they are going to be muddy and as you get up to the higher elevations there is actually still snow that is going to make a lot of the roads impassable," said Scott Nannega

The Spring & Summer months, they are busy months here in the Sawtooth National Forest and in the South Hills. They offer plenty of ways to keep you informed.

"What we really like to encourage you to do if you are interested in visiting the Sawtooth National Forest this week is come to any of our offices. We have one here on Kimberly Road in Twin Falls. We have one on Highland Avenue in Burley. And you can find us in the phone book and give us a call and we will do our best to help you," said Julie Thomas with the Sawtooth National Forest.

Water has recently been turned on at the campgrounds and firewood will go on sale next week.

"Firewood is going on sale on the 24th of May. Usually we have it the Friday before Memorial Day so they can get permits here at the SO in Twin Falls. They can get a permit at the district office in Burley. We are also selling permits at the Rock Creek Store and the Hansen Store," said Nannega.

If you are looking to buy firewood from the forest service, there is a 2 cord minimum and 10 cord maximum per household.

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