High elevation campsites shut Memorial Day

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High elevation campsites shut Memorial Day

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by Rod Hill and KGW.com Staff

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Posted on May 16, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 17 at 12:57 PM

PORTLAND – Campers in Oregon who have reserved Memorial Day weekend sites higher than 3,500 feet might be getting refunds due to late-season snow.

Not all Oregon campsites will be open for the unofficial start of summer.

Gates at higher-elevation campgrounds, like Trillium Lake, will likely be closed well into June.

Campers who have booked space there, or at Frog Lake or Timothy Lake, will probably be getting a phone call in the coming days.

"What is going to happen is, folks that have made reservations at high campgrounds will be getting a phone call and refunded," said Jeree Mills with the U.S. Forest Service.

Low elevation sites either opened last weekend or will open for the coming weekend.

As a reminder, reservations are not mandatory for Oregon campsites. Each campsite holds 20 percent of its spaces for day-of arrivals. Sites are first come, first served.

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