Restrictions at Ohio forest to protect resources
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 13 May 2013 06:06

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio is putting new restrictions on activities that include camping, hunting and boating to protect the forest's natural resources.

A spokesman says an order signed April 30 is intended to protect both the park's natural resources and visitors.

The prohibitions affect campfires, off-highway vehicle operation, camping, hunting, boating and other activities.

Rules limit campers to staying 14 days within any 30-day period and prohibit mass camping involving more than eight people and three camping units at a site. New restrictions also apply to alcohol, drugs, public nudity and fireworks.

Violators could face heavy fines.

A complete list is available at the national forest's website.

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Online:

Wayne National Forest: www.fs.usda.gov/wayne


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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