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Tag: Whites Ridge Trailhead


Ahtanum Campground reopens at 5 p.m. Thursday

The state Department of Natural Resources just announced it will reopen Ahtanum Meadows and Ahtanum Campground at 5 p.m. on Thursday. They will be accessible by the North Fork Ahtanum Road.

The sites were temporarily closed a week ago to assist with fire suppression efforts at the Diamond Butte Fire.

The Middle Fork Road, which accesses Tree Phones Campground and Whites Ridge Trailhead, will continue to be closed during the week, but will reopen from 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m. It will be closed on Labor Day.

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DNR closes part of Ahtanum State Forest, near Yakima, due to wildfire

The state Department of Natural Resources has just announced it is immediately closing Ahtanum Meadows, Ahtanum Campground and Whites Ridge Trailhead to assist with fire suppression efforts with the Diamond Butte fire.

The closures, on Ahtanum State Forest west of Yakima, are expected to last at least through the weekend. Access to the Middle Fork Road will be limited to authorized personnel only.

Dispersed recreation opportunities are allowed off the South Fork Road, Nasty Creek Road, North Fork Road, and Jackass Road. Campfires are prohibited.