Just over 350 hazard trees throughout the 50-acre recreation have been removed from the campground, located 12 miles north of Tollgate, and can now safely open for the summer season.
The hazard trees located in and around Jubilee Lake Campground were predominantly old age sub-alpine firs. “This declining stand of trees has reached that age where they’ve become very susceptible to insects, disease, soil compaction and vandalism,” said Mike Rassbach, Walla Walla District Ranger. District officials are considering a variety of reforestation opportunities using heartier, disease resistant plant and tree species as well as campsite rehabilitation and barrier replacement.
Visitors are advised to call and confirm the campground opening date before finalizing any plans. For the most current information on Jubilee Lake Campground please contact the Walla Walla Ranger District office at (509) 522-6290.