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Idaho Campsites Closed

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HANSEN, Id-- Pollution and overuse has prompted the U-S Forest Service to close 15 popular camping areas along Rock Creek near Hansen. Officials say overuse has destroyed vegetation and contributed to sediment pollution in the creek. Indeed, empty beer cans can be found floating in the creek, and muddy tire tracks mar the riparian habitat. The Minidoka Ranger District has already begun to fill many of the campsites with rock barriers blocking vehicle traffic.The Forest Service is opening new campsites to compensate for the closures.

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