The meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Crook County Courthouse basement, 309 E Cleveland St, Sundance, Wyo.
Forest Service personnel will present an update of the current situation, provide background information of the area and answer questions.
Forest Service officials closed the Cook Lake recreation area for public safety due to saturated soils caused by continued rain and sporadic severe thunderstorms which caused concern for potential landslide movements in the area.
Personnel from the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the Wyoming Geological Survey continue to assess the area and collect data about the geological information that has been gathered over the past few months.
The Cook Lake Complex consists of 32 campsites and 12 picnic units. The complex includes two hiking trails, Cook Lake Trail and Cliff Swallow Trail.
For more information, contact Steve Kozel, Bearlodge District Ranger at (307) 283-1361.