Despite efforts with bulldozers, backhoes and tractors, Jackson County Forestry and Parks department has not been able to dry up many of the water holes on the ATV trail system.
According to assistant administrator Jon Schweitzer, some of the holes are 4-5 feet deep and extend for ¼ mile or more. "There is literally nowhere for this water to go until we have a few days without rain. Rivers, creeks, ditches and streams are running at full capacity, and the water needs time to make it through the system," he says. "I do not know when we will be open. My best guess is next week barring any major storm events. We will continue to invest our time in the trails until all repairs are made."