Saturday, August 18, 2007

Bad Wells Cause Pigeon River State Campground to Close

Traverse City,MI,USA
Contaminated public wells prompted state officials to shutter one campground and partially close the park that Richard and Lynda Schneider this month call home. The bad wells won't be fixed for at least six weeks, state officials said.

"We tell other campers where they can get water and what the situation is,” Richard Schneider said.

The trouble is that water wells at Pickerel Lake and Pigeon Bridge state forest campgrounds, both off of Sturgeon Valley Road east of Vanderbilt in Otsego County, tested positive for coliform bacteria. State officials said they can't afford to pay for repairs and additional testing.

Officials instead temporarily closed the northern loop of campsites at Pickerel Lake and blocked off all of Pigeon Bridge campground.
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