Last weekend's spring thunderstorm took down several trees at Crow Butte Park. We're thankful to our team that has been working for months to trim and remove dead branches; significantly reducing the number of trees that could have come down without dedicated management.
One benefit to come from the closure of overnight camping during the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order was that usual campers were unable to enter the park during the storm. We'd like to extend our appreciation to dedicated camp hosts and visitors who quickly and efficiently evacuated the park day use and boat launch areas.
As the Safe Start Reopening plan continues we're focused on planning for our pending reopening to overnight camping, which will be done once we enter Phase II and can be assured universal access to overnight camping of all types. Overnight camping reservations are being assessed and refunded in-full on a week-by-week basis so we can notify pending reservations when they may be able to return to Crow Butte.