“Areas of Los Padres National Forest south of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road in Monterey County will open to the public at midnight Friday night, the U.S. Forest Service said today.
With the exception of a few facilities along the Big Sur Coast and the Arroyo Seco Campground and Day Use Area west of Greenfield, all National Forest lands north of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road will remain closed to public entry.
The closure has been in place as a result of the Indians and Basin Complex wild fires which burned much of Los Padres in Monterey County.
Wood and charcoal fires and recreational target shooting are currently prohibited in all areas of Los Padres.
Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle, building or designated Campfire Use Site.
For more information about public access to the national forest, contact the Forest Service office in King City at 385-5434.”
Oh, boy, just in time for the huge labor day crowds. Red flag warnings should be issued. I understand we have three patrols down here this weekend. That should help.