All reservations for the Diamond Lake and Broken Arrow campgrounds (Oregon) have been canceled due to the amount of snow on the ground–affecting campers who booked for the weekend of June 4.
As per a report, Chris Bentley of Umpqua National Forest said, “while we greatly need this good snowpack to mitigate the otherwise drought-stricken area, we definitely recognize the inconvenience and disappointment this might cause to those counting on being able to camp that weekend.”
Bentley said that because of the amount of snow on the ground, RVs, trailers, and other large vehicles would not be able to navigate the campground areas safely.
Furthermore, the teams that oversee the water supply and other amenities available at the campground have yet to arrive at the campground to perform their work.
All reservation fees will be refunded, and anyone affected by the cancellations should be notified via www.recreation.gov shortly.
“For anybody with canceled reservations, we do offer first-come, first-serve camping opportunities at many campgrounds in the area, including sites at Little River and Steamboat Falls,” Bentley said.
“Many other first-come, first-serve campgrounds can be found to the south on the Tiller Ranger District as well.”
Crews will be monitoring the conditions of Broken Arrow and Diamond Lake campground areas weekly, leading to the new opening day on June 10.
This story originally appeared on The News-Review.