Green Bay closed until December

By Reader Staff

One of the most popular campgrounds and recreational sites on Lake Pend Oreille will be closed until December 2024. The U.S. Forest Service announced the Green Bay Campground and Forest Service roads leading into the campground and Mineral Point trailhead are closed to camping and any other use to allow for the reconstruction and redevelopment of roads, parking areas and campground sites.

“Heavy equipment will be operating in the area and significant construction activity is expected,” USFS stated in a news release. “The work may cause unsafe conditions associated with the construction, and the described area and roads must therefore be closed to promote public health and safety.”

Forest Service roads 2672, 2672A, 2672B and 532A will be closed, as well as FSR 532 from the junction with Garfield Bay Cutoff Road to Mineral Point Trailhead and the Green Bay Campground are all included in the closure.

Violating the closure order is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six months or both.

Contact the Sandpoint Ranger District at 208-263-5111 for more information about the order.

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