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Daniel Boone National Forest moves up reopening of Red River Gorge, Redbird Crest Trail to Friday

Posted at 9:15 AM, May 19, 2020

The Daniel Boone National Forest says Red River Gorge and Redbird Crest Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System will be back open on Friday, May 22 after previously announcing a June 3 opening date.

"In light of the Governor's decision to lift the travel ban on May 22, we felt we could move up the reopening of the Red River Gorge and Redbird Crest OHV Trail to the same date, while still emphasizing safety," Daniel Boone National Forest Supervisor Dan Olsen said. "We look forward to seeing our recreation sites being enjoyed by the people from the communities we serve."

Most day-use sites, such as picnic areas, shooting ranges, and the White Sulphur Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System, plan to reopen on June 3.

Most developed campgrounds are tentatively scheduled to reopen on June 11. Visitors who already have campground reservations will be notified via email or text message if there are any changes.