Popular rec areas remain closed due to fire threat

Jul 4, 2019

Credit Alaska Div. Forestry

On this Independence Day, many recreational areas remain closed due to continued wildfire activity on the Swan Lake Fire.
    Some areas within Skilak Lake Wildlife Recreation Area remain closed as of noon, July 4, including the campgrounds at Watson Lake, Jean Lake, Petersen Lake and Kelly Lake.
    The Kelly Lake Cabin, the Trapper Joe Cabin and the Big Indian Cabins are closed as well. Several lakes, including Watson, Petersen, Kelly, Jean and Bottenintin are closed, as well as the East Fork Moose River.
    The popular Skyline Trail and portions of the Seven Lakes Trail are closed, as is Mystery Creek Road.
    Updates can be found at akfireinfo. Have a safe 4th of July.