BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The U.S. Forest Service on Friday released a statement stressing caution for those who use National Forest System lands.

“Warm weather has invited many visitors to the National Forest lands west of Boulder in recent weeks. With the increase of activity, visitors are reminded to avoid congestion and safely disperse from other users when enjoying National Forest System lands,” Tammy J. Williams with the Forest Service said in the statement.

Williams said many recreation activities have been displace because of flood closures and restrictions.

“Visitors are relocating to different areas enjoy their activities and are asked to make sure they know the rules and regulations associated with their given activity and respect closures and restrictions,” she said.

Additional Information About Recreational Shooting

  • Shoot further than 150 yards from a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation area or occupied area.
  • Do not shoot across or on a National Forest System Road or adjacent body of water.
  • Do not shoot in any manner or place where any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge.
  • Do not fire any tracer bullets or incendiary ammunition.
  • Only shoot at cardboard/paper targets, manufactured metallic targets, or manufactured thrown-type clay targets.
  • Do not possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage while discharging a firearm.


Remember when shooting to only use the approved targets with a safe backstop. Make sure not to attach targets on trees, fences, water tanks, windmills or other improvements. Be aware of other national forest visitors when shooting and keep your distance. For more shooting information, check the web at Visitors are asked to make sure they read all signs in the area for closure information. For general information about recreation activities visit or call visitor information services at 970-541-2500. Visitors can keep up-to-date on Flood Recovery work at The Flood Closure Order will be adjusted as work is competed or additional damage is discovered.


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