- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Some campers have been leaving their RVs or trailers at a dispersed site at Bighorn National Forest for longer than they are allowed, hogging up space and in some cases, causing harm to the forest.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1gx7QO6 ) forest spokeswoman, Susan Douglas, says they’ve received complaints about spots being taken up due to campers overstaying their welcome.

The Bighorn National Forest’s camping stay limits are in effect through Sept. 10. Campers are supposed to move their RV more than five air miles after 14 days.

The forest has tried to accommodate campers by offering extended stay areas, but they’ve failed to get rid of the problem due to the forest’s growing popularity.

Douglas says people should be sharing the forest, not “homesteading and squatting.”


Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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