Low Numbers at Campsites

Magic Valley


By S Casey

So far Sawtooth National Forest officials say they are not seeing as many campers out in the forests this year.

Alicia Bennett, with the Sawtooth National Forest says "There have been fewer campers on the forest floor this year, but there may be a higher number of factors coming into play there in addition to the weather, the price of fuel is really high right now and that might be limiting campers."

With the late snow pack melt, there are currently no fire restrictions that limit or prohibit the building of fires.
Bennett says always be prepared when it comes to camp fires.
"Two important things to have on hand are plenty of water and you also want to have a shovel to throw dirt on the fire if it gets out of control. Campfires should be no larger than four feet in diameter and should not exceed three feet flames. A campfire of that size should provide sufficient heat."

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