BLM Closures and Restrictions for 2008 Gore Canyon Race:
Heads up! BLM will have a couple of closures this weekend to support the Gore Canyon Race. First, the access road to the put-in for Gore Canyon, will be closed to public use starting Saturday morning, August 16th. You will be able to access the put-in by using a shuttle bus provided by the event organizer. You can catch the shuttle buses at Pumphouse. The closure will be in effect until 3PM on Saturday.
The second closure will be at the Launch #3 area at Pumphouse. Starting on Friday, August 15th, Launch #3 will be closed to public use. The Launch #3 area will be used for parking and staging for the event. The closure will be in effect until noon on Sunday, August 17th. Only race participants, spectators, and event personnel will be allowed into the area during the closure.
To accommodate the anticipated number of campers and protect the natural resources at Pumphouse over the weekend, the following restrictions will be in place for camping at Pumphouse in dispersed and developed camping areas.Fees for developed sites are $10 and there can only be 2 vehicles per site. All developed sites are first come first serve. On Friday night, dispersed camping will be allowed in a designated walk-in area adjacent to the group camp site in the Launch #3 area. Saturday night dispersed camping will be allowed in both the walk-in area and in the group campsite. Fees for dispersed camping will be $1 per person. Campfires will only be allowed in the developed campsites. No campfires will be allowed in the dispersed camping area. Check the bulletin board at the fee station at Pumphouse for more details.
Dispersed camping will be available at the usual sites along the Trough Road. Remember to use sustainable camping practices: use established sites; keep your vehicle on existing roads; dig a cat hole for human waste disposal (or use a land fill-approved bag system to pack it out); and pack out all your trash.
BLM thanks you in advance for your cooperation with these restrictions and your support to make this year’s race a success.