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The Sequoia National Forest welcoming visitors for Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 5:16 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 20:16:55-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — If you're looking for an outdoor getaway for the holiday weekend, the Sequoia National Forest is inviting you to its 1.1 million acres of recreation.

A news release from the U.S. Forest Service highlights what the Hume Lake Ranger District, Western Divide Ranger District and the Kern River Ranger District have to offer. All three districts offer a chance for visitors to either hike, fish, bike or camp out.

Park officials are also reminding visitors that the use of glass food and drink containers along the shorelines of the Kern River and Isabella Lake is a hazard and are still prohibited. The release also points out that a temporary closure order has been issued to prohibit public access to areas of the Tule River in concurrence with Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux. The closure order starts Tuesday and will stay in effect until further notice.