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BLM reopens Table Rocks, other local trails and recreation sites

The Bureau of Land Management announced on Monday that it has reopened several recreation areas that were closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautions.

Posted: Jun 1, 2020 2:16 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — After more than two months of closure due to coronavirus precautions, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced on Monday that it has reopened several iconic outdoor areas in southern Oregon.

“We are excited to reopen many of our popular developed recreation sites in the Medford District.” said Elizabeth Burghard, Medford District Manager. “These sites provide easy access for local residents to get outside and enjoy our public lands. We appreciate the public’s patience while these sites were closed.”

The trails at Upper and Lower Table Rock, the Cathedral Hills trails, the Eight Dollar Mountain boardwalk, and the Dollar Mountain Trails all opened on Monday.

Day use sites at the Rogue River recreation area have remained open, along with the Mountain of the Rogue Trails, Pacific Crest Trail, Rogue River Trail, and a number of others. Earlier, BLM reopened the Elderberry Flat campground and Mountain View boat ramp at Hyatt Lake.

The Provolt recreation site and Hyatt Lake developed campground remain closed at this time "with public health in mind."

"The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount," the agency said. "At the BLM Medford District, our operational approach will be to examine each facility, function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance, and to regularly monitor these. We continue to work closely with the Department of the Interior and follow CDC guidance to ensure public and employee spaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers."

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