Forest service limit is 14 days. Notify the USFS.
We actually met a USFS worker on horseback on our way out of checking the trail camera, and I mentioned it to him... his response was, "Yes, it's illegal, you should take the tents down and take them home with you".Forest service limit is 14 days. Notify the USFS.
You can bet I'll be doing that, and next year I'll be documenting it more.Notify them because it should be enforced. Don't expect a result though. i think actual enforcement of this reg is alarmingly rare.
But the odds are that they still will not do anything about the campers.One way to ensure they check it out is just add that you may have seen them with fireworks, they are very illegal in the national forests and gets the attention of enforcement pretty quickly.
DON'T do this. That would be theft.We actually met a USFS worker on horseback on our way out of checking the trail camera, and I mentioned it to him... his response was, "Yes, it's illegal, you should take the tents down and take them home with you".
No I do not consider cleaning up trash and litter theft. You are free to make your own choices. Just don't say I didn't warn you if you pop someone's tent down and try and take it home.Vanilla, do you consider it 'theft' when I remove cans and bottles from the fire pits at a camp site? I say anything that is abandoned in the forest is subject to being cleaned up by good Samaritans.------SS
Considered abandoned by whom? I think you guys ought to try it out. Go take the tents in question, leaving your identifying information for the authorities. Report back your findings in 6 months.Legally it is not theft. The property is considered abandoned.
- Campers may stay up to 14 consecutive days within a 21-day period. Campers may not stay in the National Forests in excess of 30 days total in a calendar year.
- At least one person must occupy a camping area during the first night after camping equipment has been set up. Camping equipment cannot be left unattended for more than 24 hours.
- Camping is allowed on most areas of the forest with a few exceptions. *
- Camping is not allowed at trailheads or within 300 feet of trailheads.
- Leave No Trace