Some Boise National Forest campgrounds remain closed

The Boise National Forest is sending a friendly reminder to folks eager to get outside and start camping.

In a statement, Boise National Forest managers say they would like people to be patient as they work to open recreation sites.

Recent weather has disrupted schedules, and campground openings may be delayed if they aren’t accessible for crews to inspect sites for public safety, take water samples, remove hazard trees and clean the sites.

The Forest has more than 80 developed sites with the majority of campgrounds opening in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

Campgrounds and roads in higher elevations are still closed due to remaining snowpack including Deadwood Reservoir, Bull Trout Campground and the Trinity Mountain Recreation area.