If you’re thinking about hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, maybe a nice family camping trip, be sure to check that the campsites are open before you head out!

The best thing you can do if you're heading into the Boise National Forest next weekend is to know before you go, do your research. Many areas and campsites are opening and closing on a daily basis.

We’ve had a crazy winter here, just think of how it’s been in the mountains.

So far, four campgrounds have had to close due to this year's extreme weather.

The rivers and creeks, the streams up in the mountain are running fast and cold and deep, it's so very dangerous.

Both Dog Creek and Elk Flat Campgrounds, just north of Pine, have been closed due to the rising waters of Dry Creek. Flood waters have also wiped out a bridge and indefinitely closed Grayback Campground just south of Idaho City.

The Rabbit Creek to Crooked River Road loop has also been closed due to the amount of people getting stuck in the snow and mud.

Officials suggest being prepared by taking extra food, extra clothing, in case you get stuck somewhere. If you have a chainsaw, it might be a good idea to pack it with you because there might be trees falling into roadways and it would be awful to be stuck.

Any campground closures and openings can be found on the Boise National Forest website, HERE and HERE.

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