Horne Fire closures

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Horne Fire closures

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From the NPS:
Closures: Due to the progress of the Horne Fire, ongoing drought conditions, and elevated levels of fire danger, the following closures are necessary to maintain public health and safety. Closed areas will be signed where possible and monitored to ensure compliance.
Lane Cove Trail and Campground
Greenstone Ridge Trail East to Mount Franklin Junction
Mount Franklin Trail between the Greenstone Ridge Trail and the Tobin Harbor Trail (the 1/2 mile section of the Mount Franklin between the Tobin Harbor Trail and Rock Harbor Trail will remain open as conditions allow)
Duncan Bay Campground and Dock
Duncan Bay/Tobin Harbor Portage Trail
Duncan Narrows Campground and Dock
Tobin Harbor Dock (with the exception of the seaplane dock for the concessions seaplane operation as conditions allow)
Hidden Lake Dock
Hidden Lake Trail and Lookout Louise
Merritt Lane Campground and Dock
Stoll Trial and Scoville Point
Cross-Country Camping Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 34, 35, 36 are closed for camping as well as cross-country day use
Other areas if directed by fire personnel
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Re: Horne Fire closures

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As conditions change, they will be reflected here:
Current Conditions at Isle Royale
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Re: Horne Fire closures

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Horne Fire Update 9-3-21
As of 9/3/21, the following park locations are re-opened:
✅Lane Cove Trail and Campground
✅Mount Franklin Trail between the Greenstone Ridge Trail and Tobin Harbor Trail
✅Duncan Bay Campground and Dock
✅Stoll Memorial Trail and Scoville Point
The following park locations remain closed:
🛑Greenstone Ridge Trail East of Mount Franklin Junction
🛑Duncan Bay/Tobin Harbor Portage Trail
🛑Duncan Narrows Campground and Dock
🛑Tobin Harbor Dock (with the exception of the seaplane dock for the concessions seaplane operation as conditions allow)
🛑Hidden Lake Dock
🛑Hidden Lake Trail and Lookout Louise
🛑Merritt Lane Campground and Dock
🛑Cross-Country Camping Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 34, 35, 36 are closed for camping as well as cross-country day use
🛑Other areas if directed by fire personnel
As of 9/2/21, the fire size is 429 acres and 45 percent contained. Due to the progress of the Horne Fire, ongoing drought conditions, and elevated levels of fire danger, these closures are necessary to maintain health and public safety. Closed areas are signed where possible and monitored to ensure compliance.
Get up to date Horne Fire information, including fire maps, at: https://www.nps.gov/isro/wildfires-at-isle-royale.htm
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Re: Horne Fire closures

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Horne fire closures update.
From the NPS:
Closed Areas Include:
Greenstone Ridge Trail East of Mount Franklin Junction

Duncan Narrows Campground and Dock

Tobin Harbor Dock (with the exception of the seaplane dock for the concessions seaplane operation as conditions allow)

Hidden Lake Dock

Hidden Lake Trail and Lookout Louise

Cross-Country Camping Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 34, 35, 36 are closed for camping as well as cross-country day use

Other areas if directed by fire personnel

The fire status will be continually evaluated as conditions change. These closures will remain in place until rescinded.

Updated 9/11/21
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