When fishing season opens Saturday, the Lassen National Forest will be ready with a variety of campgrounds opened for anglers and others.
In Deer Creek Canyon along Highway 32, Alder, Elam, and Potato Patch campgrounds are set to open today, said Heidi Perry-McCourt, a Lassen Forest spokeswoman.
All Lassen Forest campgrounds along Hay Creek are also scheduled to open today, with the exception of Big Pine Campground.
The Old Station Visitors Center, at the junction of Highways 44 and 89, will be open for visitors between 8:20 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The summer schedule will begin in mid-June, Perry-McCourt said.
Most other Lassen Forest campgrounds are scheduled to open in mid-May. More information is available at www.fs.usda.gov/lassen.
Camping in non-designated campgrounds is allowed in many places in the forest, but Perry-McCourt said campfires in these areas require a permit, which is free at any California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Bureau of Land Management or Forest Service office.