Signal Creek Campground
By Robert Gustafson
May 07, 2007
The last couple weeks my family has used the Signal Creek Area
for day use and some camping. We were appalled at the lack of
maintenance the U.S. Forest Service has provided after opening
up that camp ground area. The outhouses had human feces in them
among other items. No toilet paper in others. Some of the other
day use Outhouses were locked. I noticed people had used the
picnic areas for outhouses. I think there my be a few health
risks involved in those areas. I also noticed people had taken
axes to numerous trees and objects there also. Trash, beer and
booze bottles....the list goes on. Why would the U.S.F.S. be
allowed to represent the community of Ketchikan this way? I have
noticed a few out of State vehicles and RV's there. I wonder
what they thought about the experience of camping at a Forest
Service campground in Ketchikan? We also saw a dirt bike riding
around the campground road and an atv that were unlicensed. Why
isn't the Law Enforcement out there cracking down on these law
breakers? I know I sure liked hearing the off-road vehicles buzzing
aroud the campground. Why doesn't the campground get cleaned
I love taking my kids camping
and using the Ward Lake area, we even left the camping spot in
better shape then when we got there. We spent 2 hours just picking
up the trash and even brought a rake. If the Forest service is
too poor to do this why don't they ask for local help? I'm sure
there would be enough people who would be happy to make a difference
One other thing I noticed is
some of the campers were camping for free stating that "
We didn't pay and if they don't show up we won't have to".
Wow!!!! Anybody that does read this letter please carry in and
carry out if you use the day use areas. If you use the campground
leave it better than you found it, there are trash cans provided.
There is a toilet seat to sit on in the outhouses. There are
a ton of other people who enjoy this recreation area. Dont ruin
this recreation area for those of us who enjoy it.
Received May 07, 2007 - Published May 07, 2007
About: "Ketchikan resident
and Father of 4."
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