Anybody know if the Palmer creek road is open yet? If so, I'm planning on driving 6 miles in and parking at the campground and hiking to the end near sweatmann mine. I'm planning on hunting some black bear this fall when the berries come and I'd like to check the area out.

I believe last year the road was gated off till some time in June, but it's been pretty nice lately and I was hopeing it would open sooner.

If it is gated, is the gate at the very start near hope or can you at least drive a ways down before you have to park.