Following Forest Closure, Rainbow Family Gathering Has Relocated in NorCal Forest

The U.S. National Forest Service (USFS) announced that the large hippie gathering, known as the Rainbow Family Gathering, has relocated within the Plumas National Forest.

The Rainbow Family Gathering, which attracts 5,000 to 10,000 people from across the United States and various other countries, typically sees members arriving in the days leading up to the Fourth of July, with the highest activity occurring just before and after the holiday.

Initially held in the Indian Creek Headwaters area on the Mount Hough Ranger District, the event had to move due to a closure issued by the Plumas National Forest last week. This closure, in effect until July 15 or until further notice, was put in place to protect natural, tribal, and cultural resources, and to address concerns about fires, public health, and sanitation.

The gathering has now relocated to an area near the intersection of Forest Road 28N01 and 26N70 within the Beckwourth Ranger District, approximately 12 miles north of the community of Beckwourth.

“The Forest and National Incident Management Team has been tracking the location change and is already sending resources to evaluate the area for concerns and public health and safety,” said Plumas National Forest Supervisor Chris Carlton. “This area was previously used as a fire camp, so we are already familiar with it.”

The National Incident Management Team will continue to monitor the situation to ensure public health and safety, and to make sure that all national forest visitors comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

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