The Stanislaus National Forest in California issued a closure order
for the areas
impacted by the Rim Fire and has already opened some areas within the perimeter of the closure.
The closure was put in place to protect cultural and and natural resources in the Stanislaus
National Forest following the devastating Rim Fire. There has been some confusion regarding the
closure and what it means for the 2014 Tuolumne River paddling season. American Whitewater has
received assurances from the outfitting community that the USFS Groveland Ranger District has
said they are doing everything possible to have Lumsden Road open for access to the Tuolumne
River for boaters by 4/15/14 pending the outcome of winter and spring storms affecting road
â€¨If you have questions or concerns about the closure, contact River Management staff at the
Stanislaus National Forest's Groveland Ranger District at 209-962-7825.