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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, June 8, 2013

Los Padres National Forest to Reopen Areas

Los Padres National Forest officials today announced the reopening of popular campgrounds and day-use areas in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area on the Santa Barbara Ranger District.


These areas were closed when the White Fire broke out May 27.

The following areas will re-open effective Saturday, June 1:

Portions of White Rock Day Use Area

Fremont Campground

Paradise Campground

Los Prietos Campground

First Crossing Day Use Area

Paradise Road will be open to the public from the Highway 154 intersection to the First Crossing. Due to continued emergency vehicle traffic in the area, the public is encouraged to exercise caution when travelling on Paradise Road and Highway 154 to allow fire personnel to safely .

The public is reminded that Los Padres National Forest is currently enforcing Level III fire restrictions. Campfires are permitted only in designated campfire use sites.

For additional information, contact the Forest Supervisors office (805) 968-6640, Santa Barbara Ranger District (805) 967-3481, on-line at www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf or at InciWeb www.inciweb.org

For further information regarding current conditions and safety tips, contact your nearest Forest Service office or visit the Los Padres National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf

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