Long-term campers in San Juan Mountains spur campground closures

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Long-term campers in San Juan Mountains spur campground closures

Transient campsites a growing problem in San Juan National Forest
Philip Sampson talks about living on the road in his motor home, which is currently parked at La Plata City Campground in La Plata Canyon. Sampson says he abides by National Forest Service rules, and he relocates every two weeks. Camping, he says, allows him to save money, and he plans to buy property near Dolores.
Cole Center hangs out in front of his campsite, which he shares with his father, at the La Plata City Campground up La Plata Canyon on Monday.
Grant McElwain, campground host for Kroger and Snowslide campgrounds in La Plata Canyon, talks about some of the issues he sees in extended, dispersed camping.
Durango Herald

Long-term campers in San Juan Mountains spur campground closures

Philip Sampson talks about living on the road in his motor home, which is currently parked at La Plata City Campground in La Plata Canyon. Sampson says he abides by National Forest Service rules, and he relocates every two weeks. Camping, he says, allows him to save money, and he plans to buy property near Dolores.
Cole Center hangs out in front of his campsite, which he shares with his father, at the La Plata City Campground up La Plata Canyon on Monday.
Grant McElwain, campground host for Kroger and Snowslide campgrounds in La Plata Canyon, talks about some of the issues he sees in extended, dispersed camping.
Durango Herald
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