Beetles, Winds Close Two Campgrounds

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June 15, 2007 by   - () Leave a Comment

Two popular lakeside campgrounds on Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colo., were closed this week and will likely stay closed for weeks because of the pine beetle and strong winds, according to CBS4 Denver.
The Heaton Bay campground was closed because rangers had been going in, identifying pine beetle infected trees and cutting them down.
The Peak One campground was closed due to a wind storm that happened last week. Officials said they closed it to keep people safe because there are dozens of trees that are in danger of falling. Peak One will likely be closed for nearly four weeks so rangers can find the trees that are unsafe and take them down.
The closures displaced some campers who had reservations.
Heaton Bay campground will likely be closed for the rest of the season for the pine beetle work.
Rangers plan to do other work in the open campgrounds with pine beetle trees.

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