SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) – UPDATE 8/16/22: The Morgan Bar Campground administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salmon Field Office has been reopened to entry by members of the public.
The campground was temporarily closed on August 8 to ensure visitor safety as the southern portion of it was being used as a mobile retardant base during wildfire suppression operations on the nearby Moose Fire.
The Morgan Bar Campground is located about 7 miles north of Salmon, Idaho on the west side of the Salmon River. To prevent wildfire or facilitate its suppression, an authorized officer may issue fire prevention orders that close entry to, or restrict uses of, designated public lands. For more information, contact the BLM Salmon Field Office at (208) 756-5400.
ORIGINAL: Beginning Aug. 8, the Bureau of Land Management’s Morgan Bar Campground will be temporarily closed to use by the public due to wildfire suppression activities.
The temporary closure is necessary provide protection to visitors from the current fire safety hazards related to a Mobile Retardant Base located on the southern portion of the campground.
The Morgan Bar recreation site is located about seven miles north of Salmon on the west side of the Salmon River. The nearby Moose Fire has consumed over 100 square miles nearby, and is burning in grass, brush, and timber along both sides of the Salmon River in very steep and hazardous terrain. To prevent wildfire or facilitate its suppression, an authorized officer may issue fire prevention orders that close entry to, or restrict uses of, designated public lands.
The closure will be posted at the Salmon Field Office and the campground entrance signed with the closure notice.
For more information, contact the Salmon Field Office at (208) 756-5400.