Bark beetles force Summit County campsite closures |

Bark beetles force Summit County campsite closures

BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado – The bark beetle infestation that has spread to almost 2 million acres of trees in Colorado is making it difficult for people hoping to camp during the Fourth of July weekend.

Several campsites in Summit County are closed as workers remove infested trees over fears that they could fall. The U.S. Forest Service says they hope to have all but one of the campgrounds in Summit County open in the next few weeks.

In May, the State Forest State Park in Walden closed about 200 of its campsites indefinitely because of the bark beetle infestation.

The park is still open to visitors during the day.

The Forest Service estimates the infestation has spread to more than 1.9 million acres in Colorado.

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