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Kane County relaxes restrictions on recreation
On Monday, April 13, 2020 Kane County relaxed the restrictions placed on travel by non-county residents.
Effective Monday, some high use areas are designated as “Day Use Only,” including Wirepass Trailhead, Dry Fork Trailhead and its associated slot canyons, Elephant Cove Trailhead, Hog Canyon, the Dry Lakebed near Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Peekaboo Slot Canyon Trailhead north of Kanab. Any other high-density recreation areas where large groups of campers congregate are also open for “Day Use Only.”
Primitive or overnight camping that is otherwise allowed in other areas of Kane County is allowed for anyone as long as any single group is limited to 10 people or a single household, and each group is located at least 50 yards away from any other group.
Hiking and ATV use is allowed in all properly designated areas and trails.
State parks are still only open to residents of the county where the state park is located.
For information on federal parks and recreation areas, please check their associated websites.
Kane County asks that all parties recreate responsibly and safely to alleviate overloading our limited medical services and personnel.