- Frazier Falls – For those who can make the trip, Frazier Falls on the Beckwourth Ranger District is flowing fast this spring as snow melts.
Due to lingering snowpack and work needed for public safety before opening, several recreation sites remain closed. Specifically, several higher elevations sites at Little Grass Valley Reservoir, Bucks Lake and Lakes Basin recreation areas are estimated to open later in June or mid-July.
Weather can be variable this time of year, including the risk of thunderstorms. Lakes and rivers are also exceptionally cold due to runoff from snowpack. Visitors to the Forest, whether for a day trip or a camping trip, should bring plenty of layers and have dry clothing available.
Swift moving water can be exceptionally dangerous. There is a lot of debris in rivers which can act as “strainers,” allowing water to move through while still blocking the waterway. These are generally impossible to escape. Creeks and rivers should be avoided until flows become safe to recreate in.
- Frazier Falls TH 1 & 2 – The Frazier Falls trailhead on June 7, flooded with standing water as snow continues to melt in the area.