Fans of skinny dipper hot springs hope location remains open

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 12, 2015 at 3:01 p.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fans of Skinny Dipper Hot Springs near Banks are banding together to strike a deal with the federal government that will allow the popular hot springs to remain open.

The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1EAFN4G) that on May 28 the Bureau of Land Management announced it would close Skinny Dipper, citing too many issues with people littering, using drugs and committing other crimes. They also say pointed to fire danger and erosion along the access trail.

But, avid users of the hot springs say it is a small minority of users that are responsible for the problems.

Boise woman Kyme Graziano has been spearheading the effort to keep Skinny Dipper open. She will meet with southern Idaho's Bureau of Land Management manager Tate Fischer this week to reach an agreement.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com

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