BOISE, Idaho — If you're planning to go camping for the Fourth of July, conditions are looking great.
Boise National Forest officials tell us cooler weather at the start of the summer and a wet spring in the mountains helped keep conditions moist as we head into July.
REMINDER: Boise National Forest campgrounds will be open for the 4th of July weekend with the exception of the Trinity Recreation Area. It is scheduled to open July 15. Employees are busy getting campgrounds and roads ready.#BoiseNF #ForestService pic.twitter.com/4SRFsh84l0— Boise Nat. Forest (@BoiseNF) June 27, 2019
Here are some important reminders to reduce the chances of forest fire:
Remember to always keep a close eye on your campfire and, when you leave, make sure it is completely out.
Before leaving, check your car or truck for any loose chains that could drag on the road. Those sparks could cause a wildfire.
If you plan on riding a dirt bike or ATV in the national forest, make sure your spark arrester is USDA certified.
Photo Courtesy: Boise National Forest