The Metropolitan Police Department has a suggestion for hikers, cyclists and pedestrians thinking of going into the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area — stay out.
⚠️ We are seeing hikers, cyclists, and pedestrians along 158 near Deer Creek. The Spring Mountain Area is closed to the public (see map) and the fine is $2000 – $5000. This area is very dangerous, and those who disregard or do not know about the closure may be injured or killed. pic.twitter.com/KPFuDwUT0H
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) August 29, 2023
“This area is very dangerous, and those who disregard or do not know about the closure may be injured or killed,” Metro said on its X account.
Police said they saw people taking part in outdoor activities along Deer Creek Road (state Route 158).
Fines for visiting the recreation area while it is closed range between $2,000 and $5,000, Metro said.