There is an alert on everytrail.com stating that tamarisk campground is closed until further notice.
I don't see the notice on the State's website so one of them has old information.
The 11 sites where they are building small cabins were closed. The ranger estimated they would be open again "some time in the new year" and will have a fee of $60 as opposed to the fee of $25 for a regular site. You should be able to make a reservation for a site by calling Reserve America at 1-800-444-7275 or online at reserveamerica.com.
Steve in L.A.
2010 Red EB50 V10, Quadvan 4WD (El Guapo Rojo)
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