Hualapai Mountain Park partially reopened

Because of recent favorable weather, Hualapai Mountain Park was reopened in part today.

Recreation areas and rental cabins are now open.

However, campsites, recreational vehicle spaces and trails will remain closed until further notice.

Fire restrictions remain in effect, park ranger Shawn Blackburn said.

The rest of the Hualapai Mountains managed by the Bureau of Land Management including the Wild Cow campground also will remain closed until further notice, Blackburn said.

Three weeks ago, two fires burned almost 800 acres in the mountains before rain and hotshot crews from throughout the West extinguished the flames.

The Wild Cow fire came within a mile of the community of Pine Lake.

The county parks department will contact those who made previous reservations for cabins and the recreation areas at the park for verification.

Park rangers remind visitors that no fires of any kind are permitted and smoking is allowed only in vehicles.

The fire danger is still very high, Blackburn said.