Public comments due by March 25
By Miriam Raftery
February 25, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--Three Sisters Falls is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in East County – a trio of waterfalls and natural swimming holes in a wilderness area within Cleveland National Forest. But the falls are also among the most difficult scenic sites to access.
Now Cleveland National Forest’s Palomar Ranger District is planning a major recreation management project at Three Sisters Falls, located near Boulder Creek Road between Santa Ysabel and Descanso. The proposed action is to adopt and/or construct a Level 2 System Trail to Three Sisters Falls, to decommission and restore existing user-created trails, and to clear and construct a primitive dirt or gravel parking area off of Boulder Creek Road, also adding a kiosk with educational materials.
The purpose of this project is to address concerns related to public health and safety, resource impacts from unmanaged recreation use, and compromised access along Boulder Creek Road for area residents and emergency vehicles during high-use periods at Three Sisters Falls, says district ranger Joan Friedlander.