- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials are restricting camping and vehicle access to Belle Fourche Reservoir’s Tequila Beach.

Joe Hall with the bureau’s office overseeing the Dakotas says camping in recreational vehicles and motorized vehicles are no longer allowed at the beach. Pedestrian-only access and tent camping will be permitted.

Hall says the changes are out of public safety and resource damage concerns. Tequila Beach is located on Reclamation-managed lands in the Gadens Point area of Belle Fourche Reservoir.

Hall adds the bureau is planning a day-use-only graveled vehicle parking area near the beach. The area is used for swimming, fishing, camping and other activities.

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