On June 14th 2021, the Riverside County Fire Department will close six outdoor recreation areas due to the risk of wildfires.
Those areas are typically closed each year from June to November.
Here are the closures:
— Bautista Canyon, southeast of Hemet
— Eagle Canyon, between Lake Mathews and the county landfill, just north of Cajalco Road
— Indian Canyon and North Mountain, around San Jacinto;
— the Ramona Bowl, south of Hemet
— Steel Peek, west of Meadowbrook and north of Highway 74
— Whitewater Canyon, near Cabazon.
The Ramona Bowl will remain accessible between sunrise and noon daily, but off-limits the rest of the day.
By reducing foot and off-road vehicle traffic in each location, the chances of a wildfire starting are much slimmer, according to the County Fire Department.
Signs will be posted at entry points to warn potential violators of fines and other penalties. First offenses usually result in a minimum $100 ticket.
Photo from Getty Images Via Alpha Media Portland OR June 9th 2021