Daniel Boone Forest day use recreation sites reopening

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Day use recreation sites at Daniel Boone National Forest are reopening after being temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Picnic areas, shooting ranges and White Sulphur Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System are among the sites scheduled to reopen Wednesday, forest officials said in a news release. The openings will be site-by-site, with assessment of facility cleanliness, maintenance status and health and safety of recreation areas.

The forest reopened the Redbird Crest Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System and the Red River Gorge on May 22. Developed campgrounds will reopen June 11. Any changes will be sent via text or email to those with campground reservations.

Projected opening dates may vary depending on circumstances, the release said.

Officials recommended reviewing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with local and state guidelines for social distancing and cloth face coverings.