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Brooks Lake Campground allowing only hard-sided camping

May 17, 2015 From staff reports

The area has seen more bear activity in recent years.

The Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has decided to allow only hard-sided camping in the vicinity of Brooks Lake and Pinnacles campgrounds as well as the corresponding overflow areas and dispersed sites.

The official closure of the area to tent camping is due to the amount of bear activity the area has experienced over the past few years.

Hard-sided units are those that have an enclosed metal shell and include things such as trailers, campers and motorhomes.

A Shoshone National Forest order is in place prohibiting all camping but hard-sided in the area.

The new order, coupled with the removal of numerous hazardous trees in the camping areas surrounding Brooks Lake, is the latest effort to improve visitor safety and overall experience on the Shoshone National Forest.

For more information, call the Wind River Ranger District in Dubois at 455-2466.

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