Post by Steve King (Admin) on Jun 3, 2006 22:00:38 GMT -6
Found this on a forum and thought I would share:
"Dave Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
We just got back from a long weekend on the Eleven Point (Greer to Riverton). It was a first time on the river and we were impressed! We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves most of the weekend. It was almost like we stumbled onto a secret river since no one else was around. Caught a couple rainbows and managed to get a sack full of morel mushrooms.
One disappointment was with the float camps. I was under the impression these had vault toliets at each float camp. The three we stopped at looked like they might have had them once before, but it almost looked like they had been burned down and filled in. Even the maps at each camp showed a vault toliet. Does anyone know the story on these? It wasn't a big deal for me personally, but I had assured others in my party that vault toliets would be available when we stopped to camp.
contact the USGS office in Doniphan. They told me in the fall that they were going to have new toilets installed by the beginning of the float season at the float camps. Obviously they have not completed the project. If they wait too long the boats will have a tough time getting all the supplies into the float camps as the water levels will be a little lower towards the end of the summer. Maybe a call will help inspire them to get the job finished.
Below is the e-mail I recieved from Tim Bond when I contacted his office back in April:
-----Original Message----- From: Tim Bond Sent: Mon, 10 April 2006 14:46:28 Subject: Re: Float camps on the Eleven Point
Thanks for the question Dave........We removed the toilets over the winter to replace them with wilderness style type toilets. The recreation group is replacing them this week. The older vault toilets were in poor condition and needed to be replaced. The wilderness style toilets will be cheaper and should withstand the local flood events better. I hope this answers your question......tim
TIM BOND District Ranger Eleven Point Ranger District Mark Twain National Forest 573-996-2153, email@example.com ---End Paste---