The U.S. Forest Service says the man-made hot spring pools in Rocky Canyon (between Crouch and Silver Creek) have to be destroyed!
You may not know this, but about a dozen tubs were built illegally off of Rocky Canyon about a year ago. A man built them without a permit, and the Forest Service says that's a violation. The man responsible did pay a fine and do community service as a punishment.
On top of the man-made pools being a violation, a spokesman for the Shoshone-Paiute Indian Tribe says the hot springs are sacred, and are being misused by people drinking alcohol, doing drugs and having sex.
But, some of the hot spring supporters/enthusiasts are working to keep the pools intact. They say it's ridiculous to destroy them, and that the public should have a say on what happens to them. The group is looking into getting legal help to stop it.