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Lolo National Forest looks to open campgrounds by Memorial Day weekend

The Lolo National Forest on Tuesday said it may open developed campgrounds by the Memorial Day weekend or shortly after, depending upon current conditions.

Carolyn Upton, Lolo National Forest supervisor, said she will continue to monitor the coronavirus and adhere to measures recommended by the CDC.

“While we understand there may be some excitement from the public to return to their favorite recreation areas, please continue to follow local, state, and federal guidelines on staying safe,” she said.

Along with developed campgrounds, Upton said the Lolo will also begin a phased reopening of its rental facilities, though that too depends on current conditions.

“We are looking forward to opening these sites for public use and enjoyment,” Upton said. “Camping and recreating on the Lolo National Forest is an activity individuals and families look forward to experiencing every summer.”

Upton said campers should check for openings and availability, as operations will be based on a case-by-case basis.