A dangerous situation
Memorial Day Weekend at Bass Lake was very unsafe for picnickers and families who decided to spend the day at the lake. Most of the usual campsites and picnic areas were closed and many dead, cut pine trees were laying across the campsites.
Many families didn’t know the sites were closed but decided to use the area anyway, since they had come from an hour or two away and wanted to spend the day at the lake.
These folks parked their cars along the side of Road 222 and it was dangerous crossing back and forth to get to the picnic tables. The area was overgrown with weeds and easy to trip or stumble when paths were not cleared.
The Forest Service did not have time or take the time to make these areas safe for families. Roping off picnic areas only made the situation worse, since the public used the areas anyway.
I hope the Forest Service will get a crew and clean up these campsites including Little Denver Church and others on Road 222 before the 4th of July crowd comes. Let’s make these areas truly safe for the public to enjoy a picnic and day at the lake.
Rose Hudson, Ahwahnee