Hazardous weather delays campground openings in Monongahela National Forest

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MARLINTON, WV (WVNS) — The planned opening of the campgrounds in the Monongahela National Forest will be delayed due to high winds and heavy snow.  Several camping areas in the southern portion of the forest were set to open on Monday, March 12, 2018.  Those openings have been pushed back a week due to the dangerous conditions.

“The safety of our visitors and employees is our main priority,” said Matt Edwards, South Zone Recreation Manager. “Downed trees and icy, snow-covered roads in the higher elevations have made it difficult for crews to prepare campgrounds for public use, but we hope to have the sites open by March 19, weather permitting.”

The following sites are expected to be open on March 19:

Marlinton Ranger District

Day Run Campground

Pocahontas Campground

Tea Creek Campground

Williams River Campsites

Gauley Ranger District

Big Rock Campground

Cranberry Campground

Williams River Campsites

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