By: Abi Jackson
02/09/18 09:55:28 AM
The USFS is planning prescribed fire activities this spring. The burns are dependent on weather conditions and will occur between early February and mid-April. The trail is still open to the public at this time. However, you may expect to be impacted by smoke, debris on trail, or other possible hazards from the prescribed fire.
Eleven Point and Poplar Bluff Ranger District areas impacted include the Between The Rivers section between mile 6 and mile 11 and the Victory section between mile 4 and mile 11. Since this is a pretty big timeframe, you can contact the Eleven Point Ranger District at 573-996-2153 or the Poplar Bluff Ranger District at 573-785-1475 to be added to a call list. Ranger District hours are between 8:00 and 4:30 M-F; Please leave a message with the front desk if no one from the fire shop is available.
Salem/Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District areas impacted include the Courtois section between mile 21 and 29 (north of Berryman Campground) and the Karkaghne section between mile 21 and 24 (near Grasshopper Hollow). If planning a trip, you can contact Mark Twain Forest Fire Dispatch at 1-866-800-8595 to determine burn scheduling. Normal dispatch hours are between 8:00 and 4:30 M-F.
Signs will be posted at trailheads, and updates will be available on the Mark Twain National Forest Social Media (Facebook/Twitter) as more information becomes available.