(Brooks Lake. Joshua Scheer photo.)
(Cody, Wyo.) – Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for one to two days starting September 3. This closure will allow workers to apply the insecticide Carbaryl to protect trees from bark beetle attack and to help retain green trees in the campgrounds. Each campground will be closed during periods of spraying to ensure public safety.
Spraying operations will start September 3 on the Washakie Ranger District beginning with Louis Lake Campground, Louis Lake Resort, and Louis Lake picnic areas. The work will then move north on Forest Road 300 (Louis Lake Road/Loop Road) to Fiddlers Lake and Worthen Meadows campgrounds. The work on the Washakie Ranger District should be completed by September 7.
Operations will begin September 5 on the Wapiti Ranger District and will include Crazy Creek, Hunter Peak, Lake Creek, Lilly Lake, Beartooth Lake, Island Lake, and Fox Creek campgrounds. Spraying is expected to be completed by September 7 on the Wapiti Ranger District.
Spraying will commence on the Wind River Ranger District on September 7 at Brooks Lake, Pinnacles, and Falls campgrounds. The work is projected to be completed by September 8.
All scheduling is weather dependent. For additional information, contact the Wind River Ranger District office at 307-455-2466, the Washakie Ranger District Office at 307-332-5460, or the Wapiti Ranger District office at 307-527-6921.