Logging is done, restoration under way at riverside camping area
SUMMIT COUNTY — After a two-year closure, the Blue River campground, north of Silverthorne, will open for the summer on Memorial Day weekend.
“This campground has been closed to the public the last two years to allow for the removal of the bark beetle-killed trees,” said Ken Waugh, recreation staff officers for the Dillon Ranger District.
All the mature lodgepole trees were killed by the insects and removed, but a few aspen, cottonwood, and spruce trees still present to provide some screening and shade. In mid-May, 3,000 tiny seedling were planted around the campground by volunteers in a project coordinated by the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. (more…)
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