Here is a note that I received last night from the Black Hills National Forest. This wet weather will just not quit... ---------------- You may have seen this on social media already or through the rumor mill but we had to close the camp 5 area last week due to the flooding and roads damage.
We are working on a plan to get the boulder canyon side reopened in the next week but until the water flow slows down we can’t put any rock in there.
The butcher gulch side in another story and we do not know when we will be able to fix that road.
Once we get it opened up the Boulder Canyon entrance may be the only way in and out of that trail system.
All gates going into the area have been closed or barricaded for resource protection, public safety and to avoid having any more people trapped back there like they were last weekend.
As far as events go if you have something scheduled there in the near future please consider alternative areas that may be on our permits. I will keep you posted when I know more but you can check out the Black Hills National Forest Facebook page for the latest road and trail closures due to all the water that doesn’t end this year.
Due to abundant moisture, there are hazards on the forest including wet and soft roads and trails, some culverts are washed out, trees are down on roads and trails, footbridges washed out, and there are no shortage of puddles and mud.
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