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16B Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter A stroll through the Beckwourth Ranger District in the Plumas National Forest makes for a great springtime outing. Photos by Ann Powers s8400. 1399 Si00z 5reales. S130eaO S999 Beckwourth Ranger District offers free forest activities Ann Powers Staff Writer apowers@plumasnews.com The time is now and the forest is where it's at -- for free. "It's time to take advantage of your backyard," said Pandora Valle, Beckwourth Ranger District recreation manager. "The forest is the place to be. Come out and camp for a couple nights or just get out for the day and take a hike." The district rests within the Plumas National Forest and includes three major recreational areas: Lakes Basin, Lake Davis and Frenchman Lake. Camping is currently available in the recreation areas of that approximately "The forest is the place to be. Come out and camp for a couple nights or just get out for the day and take a hike." Pandora Valle Recreation Manager Beckwourth Ranger District 350,000-acre backyard, with limited services at no cost. According to district officials the following options are available: Lake Davis Around Lake Davis, Lightning Tree Campground is open with no fees or services. Grasshopper Flat and Lightning Tree campgrounds are scheduled to open with full service by mid-April. Grizzly Campground will be accessible in mid-May. The Honker boat dock is in the water. The Camp 5 boat dock will be available for car-top launching only because the water is too low to put in the dock. Lightning Tree boat dock will not go in the water due to low water levels. Frenchman Lake In the Frenchman Lake recreation area, Frenchman Campground is currently open with no fees or services. Chilcoot and Frenchman campgrounds will be available with full service by mid-April. Big Cove and Spring Creek campgrounds are set to welcome visitors in early May, while Cottonwood Springs Campground will be ushering them in by Memorial weekend. The Frenchman boat dock hits water the beginning of April. The Lunker boat ramp facility is closed because of extremely low lake levels, for the second season in a row. Lakes Basin The Lakes Basin area is open early due to a lack of snow. Lakes Basin, Gold Lake, Goose Lake and Haven Lake campgrounds are currently open with no charge, but with no amenities. Those should kick in around mid-May. The Gold Lake 4x4 Campground is accessible with the dock in the water by early May. The trails in the Lakes Basin Area are all available early this year, as the snow has melted. "Frazier Falls is flowing strong," said Valle. "So now is the time to enjoy them. This is always a nice, short stroll in the woods." East side Further out on the east side, Crocker, Conklin and Meadow View campgrounds are open. There are no fees at these campgrounds. All of the areas offer an array of recreational activities and have campgrounds operated by concessionaires. There are also Forest Service managed campgrounds in the Lakes Basin territory and throughout the district. For more information, contact the district at 836-2575. Spring fever can easily be remedied with a walk along Frazier Creek flowing from Gold Lake before it hits the falls. S399 S699. The snow has melted and Frazier Falls is flowing at full force. LET US SAVE YOU TIME & MONEY REACH 75+ MiLLiON READERS WiTH O,E OE, OE lLL! Commurtty Clasifte lx $650 Statewide  25 words245+ papers $435 North/S485 South  Daity Cassfled 7 days $995 " 25 words/41 papers/7 days $650 North/S650 South :i - CASSFIED COMBO 8 days $1,270  ' 25 words282+ papers Statewide ' 140+papers :Ix $1,600 2x2 Statewide; Sizes: 2x2; 2x4; 2x5; 2x6 $1,240 2x2 No.; $1,240 2x2 So. 0000uVE"'