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OR: New rules around Detroit Lake

(May 10, 2017) -- The U.S. Forest Service has approved a collection of new rules aimed at reducing conflict, overcrowding and degradation in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and around Detroit Lake.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Forest Service has approved a collection of new rules aimed at reducing conflict, overcrowding and degradation in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and around Detroit Lake.

The agency said it received an overwhelmingly positive response to proposals designed to reduce pressure at areas that occasionally devolve into “booze-infested party zones” during summer.

The new rules include alcohol and campfire bans in certain areas, along with increased restrictions on where people can camp.

Read the full story by KGW.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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