Talk about a buzzkill.
Joshua Tree National Park officials announced on Wednesday that Jumbo Rocks Campground will be temporarily closed through July 24 due to “aggressive” bee activity, reports the Palm Springs Desert Sun, which is a part of the USA TODAY Network.
“Jumbo Rocks Campground is closed July 9–23 due to aggressive honey bee activity,” according to an announcement on the California park’s website.
The closures of the campsites and picnic areas start at noon Thursday, said Hannah Schwalbe, the park‘s public information officer.
The campground, with 124 reservable sites, is located on Park Boulevard west of Pinto Basin Road.
Visitors are urged to use caution when hiking or spending time in the greater Jumbo Rocks area, Schwalbe said.
Other campgrounds throughout the park will not be affected.
Shane Newell covers breaking news and the western Coachella Valley cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 760-778-4649 or on Twitter at @journoshane.
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