Bridgeport Campground Closures
United States Forest Service Campgrounds contribute greatly to the local Bridgeport economy. We realize that the resources that are used to keep campgrounds open are limited, but this closure of the most popular campground in the fall is a step backwards.
● October 10th, 2015 will be the end of the season for Bridgeport businesses. As a community, we need the extra few weeks with this campground. We are hoping the petition will accomplish having Robinson Creek North open through the last Saturday in October (weather permitting).
● Robinson Creek North is the most popular campground for many out of town campers. They share Bridgeport’s frustration with the closing of this campground at the peak of the fall season. We have received countless letters and comments about this issue.
Robinson Creek North closed October 12th, 2014 even though the weather was beautiful, the passes were open and people wanted to camp.
During that time only Matterhorn, Sawtooth loop and Crags group sites were open. Robinson Creek’s host, Virginia Lakes’ host and Regional Managers were all in the Crags area. As a community we were left in question with three hosts in the Crags area as it was very slow.
● A large majority of Bridgeport outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Robinson Creek campgrounds in the fall. Last season many campers chose not to move to another campground, but instead to go home because of the closure. The fall season of 2014 was a rough one for the Bridgeport community. Robinson Creek North is essential to keeping October a successful month for Westrek and USFS, as well as, Bridgeport businesses. We all lose when this campground closes so early in October.
Please sign this petition to let the Westrek Management Services and the United States Forest Service know that we need them to understand that this closure is hurting the Bridgeport Community.