BLM considers new rules at popular hot springs

Credit: Paul Boehlke / KTVB

Images from the popular Skinny Dipper hot springs show the area's human development, along with its natural beauty.

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 10:51 AM

BOISE -- The construction of piping and soaking pools at a popular hot springs near Banks, Idaho has the Boise Bureau of Land Management considering new trespassing rules for the site

Officials say health complaints and other issues regarding the Skinny Dipper Hot Springs have been brought to their attention by Idaho's Central Health District, the Idaho Deparatment of Transportation, and concerned people from the area.

They're now asking for public input on what those new trespassing rules should be, and what people have to say about their proposals for the site.

The first of two meetings will be held at the Boise BLM office at  3948 South Development Avenue on July 17th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The second will be held the next day at the Garden Valley Community Hall at 342 Village Circle in Crouch from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as well.

The BLM Boise District already reinstituted a temporary nighttime closure on May 25, 2012 to try to cut down on problems at the springs. BLM rangers have issued 44 violations since the closure went into effect.

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