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No long weekend camping at these rec sites in the North Okanagan due to wildfires

The Cottonwood Beach rec site will be subject to an area restriction during the August long weekend in 2018 due to a wildfire at Mabel Creek.
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August 03, 2018 - 6:55 AM

NORTH OKANAGAN - As the long weekend approaches, access to two popular backcountry and camping areas in the North okanagan is expected to be restricted due to wildfire activity.

The B.C. Wildfire Service is working on placing two area restrictions in the Vernon Fire Zone, according to a post to its Facebook page.

The first restriction will be placed around the Sugar Mountain wildfire and will be in place from the northeast edge of Sugar Lake and north of the Sugar Creek drainage to Shuswap River and Spectrum Creek drainage. This restriction will include the Sugar Creek rec site.

The second area restriction will be around the Mabel Creek wildfire and will encompass a surrounding complex of wildfires as well. This restriction will be in place for the area of Tsuius Creek drainage north along the east edge of Mabel Lake as well as east along the Tsuius Creek drainage to the Devil Creek drainage. This restriction will include the Cottonwood Beach rec site.

The restrictions are anticipated to be in effect by noon tomorrow and will remain in place for public safety, states B.C. Wildfire.

The official area restriction boundaries are expected to be released Friday. Check back for updates.

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