Highland Springs Recreation Area

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Highland Springs Recreation Area is a 244-acre nature reserve located in the state of California. There are many reasons to visit Highland Springs, including the opportunity to see a wide variety of bird species, including ducks, geese, and herons. Visitors can also enjoy fishing, hiking, picnicking, and camping in this beautiful area.

One of the main points of interest in Highland Springs is the natural hot spring that runs through the area. The hot spring is a popular spot for visitors to relax and enjoy the warm water. Other points of interest include the Highland Springs Dam and Reservoir, which provide a beautiful backdrop for outdoor activities.

Interesting facts about Highland Springs include its history as a popular resort destination in the early 20th century, and its designation as a wildlife sanctuary in the 1970s. The area has also been used as a filming location for many Hollywood movies, including The Mummy and Jurassic Park III.

The best time of year to visit Highland Springs is during the spring and fall, when the weather is mild and the birdwatching is at its best. However, visitors can enjoy the area year-round, with each season offering its own unique beauty and activities.

Red Flag Warning
Until 2024-06-14T21:15:00-07:00 National Weather Service
...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY... .Persistent dry airmass will keep low RH's values across the interior. In addition, strong gusty west- northwest winds from 30 to 40 mph develops on Sunday. This will yield a critical fire weather threat Sunday morning into Monday, particularly for the south and east side of Lake County. The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 5 AM PDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 264. * WIND...West-northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts from 30 to 40 mph. * HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidity values in the mid 10 to around 20 percent on Sunday and Monday. Poor relative humidity recoveries in the 30 to 45 percent range overnight. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

June 14, 2024







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