Despite the current pandemic officials at the Department of Natural Resources have started repair and restoration work in the Ahtanum State Forest to improve access to the area. The governor closed all DNR lands on March 26 and since then officials say they've seen some areas damaged in the forest. As a result damage to restroom facilities, gates and roads is being repaired and access may be limited during the work. All state lands began to reopen on a limited basis on May 5.

A news release says "Jackass Road and Ahtanum Meadows are currently open with restrooms available. The Foundation area is open to motorized use. White’s Ridge is open to non-motorized use and also has restroom facilities available.
Access is currently limited at Ahtanum Camp, Tree Phones Campground, Clover Flats Campground, Snow Cabin Campground, Eagles Nest Vista, North Fork Cutoff Trail, North Fork Road, Middle Fork Road, Sedge, Grey Rock Trailhead and Red Saddle Trailhead.

DNR plans to begin expanding access to areas of the Ahtanum as snow conditions improve and repair work is completed."

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