The Pike National Forest's South Platte Ranger District has seen record traffic this summer, with many campers trashing dispersed campsites. The district has installed a first-ever program that converts those sites into pay campsites that can be reserved. (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

Record traffic in South Platte forest district spurs first-ever designated camping plan

Pike National Forest district is converting 340 dispersed campsites into reserved, fee sites in a pilot program that mirrors reservation systems installed at other popular locations on public lands.

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