Twin Forks campsites to close Feb. 1

Bear Creek Mayor Tammie Batchelor, accompanied by town employees, inspects a pile of trash and debris left by a camper at Twin Forks campgrounds, after campers were notified they had to be out by Jan. 31, in order for the town to make park renovations.

BEAR CREEK   - The Bear Creek Town Council’s recent vote to temporarily close Twin Forks campgrounds effective Feb. 1, in order to make improvements and do renovations, caused a stir of campers at the Monday, Jan. 14, public meeting voicing grievances and concerns.
About 80 campers filled the Bobby Bishop Community Center, many angry about the closure and the short period of time they have to vacate the campgrounds.
However, Mayor Tammie Batchelor explained that the former contract with the Bear Creek Development Authority that the town is honoring (until a revised contract is approved) states the campsites are not for permanent residents but are only to be used on a temporary basis of 14 days.
Mayor Batchelor also informed the angry crowd the town is being faced with major clean ups from some campers who have left debris, trash and other items behind at their campsites.



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