Shutdown Enforcement At Recreational Sites Varies

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th October NewsCrater Lakegovernment shutdownLost Creek Dam
Getting access to shutdown federal recreation sites in Southern Oregon depends on which agency is in charge. The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1gEKJNr ) that while Crater Lake National Park is strictly enforcing its closure, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not paying much attention to kayakers who duck under a locked gate to gain access to the Rogue River below Lost Creek Dam. Jim Buck, the corps' Rogue Basin operations manager, says facilities around Lost Creek Dam are officially closed, but the agency is not telling people who walk in to fish or boat to leave. At Crater Lake, chief Ranger Curt Dimmick says about a half dozen people a day are found trespassing in the park, and rangers are escorting them out.

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