Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

County considers a ban on camping

Unauthorized camp along Snake River causes concerns


COLFAX — Concerns about a camp have Whitman County commissioners considering a camping ban along part of the Snake River.

The county may ban camping within 500 feet of the centerline of Wawawai Road along a 27- mile stretch, except for places marked specifically for camping.

An unauthorized camp with several vehicles and tents appeared near the Port of Wilma. The camp had two recent fires. One burned a camper and another damaged part of the inside of a van.

Whitman County Public Health and Whitman County Fire District 12 concerns led commissioners to set a public hearing for Aug. 2 at 10...

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