Cold Creek Campground Not Available t...

Cold Creek Campground Not Available to Working Americans

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Labor Day Not a Vacation

Vancouver, WA

#1 Aug 29, 2008
I hope I got the correct department of the DNR, and if I did not please forward this email accordingly.
I would like someone at the DNR to explain to me why the Cold Creek Campground in Clark County was allowed to be reserved on Labor Day when I believe the rules have always been first come first serve. If indeed the DNR decided to allow an exception I would like to know why this was not communicated; not on the web site or on any signs at the campground.
I would like to know why the DNR allowed a hard working American to obtain a camp site, set up camp, obtain fire fuel and then was told TO LEAVE because the entire campground was reserved on Labor Day weekend. Furthermore, I would like to know why my tax dollars paid for an camp site on Labor Day, an American holiday, were I was refused service because it had been reserved by a group of people whom I question were even American citizens. Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the working citizens". I will repeat, "a day off for the working citizens".
Please respond as I plan to take this up with my congressman, lawyers, news agency and any other hard working American citizen that may listen.
The Peacemaker

United States

#2 Sep 7, 2009
Assuming that all the facts of this experience were presented accurately, this should certainly be a cause for concern. Any facility that is funded by tax dollars should be available for everyone at reasonable times. Saying that, why not allow wedding parties and the like to have access to smaller facilities, as long as they provide ample warning on recognized and widely available notice boards and websites.

I can imagine the irritation caused by being ejected from a public space after setting up camp. Obviously the event needed to be better sign-posted and perhaps a little grace on the part of the organizers once they realized someone was in a spot. Assuming the event was not Devil-worship, I'm sure inviting the errant camper to the event would have been the polite way to go.

Common sense and manners is a foolproof way to solve any social problem. Perhaps event organizers might consider this before they 'enforce' their "exclusive access" to a public space.
Private Public

Walnut Creek, CA

#3 Jun 27, 2011
For one Coldcreek camp ground is not a fed or state land . It is owned by DNR (private)They open it to Pepole for Public land and they can do what they want ,Are Tax dollars do not keep this camp site up , Peopole like you and me that give are time for free keeps this site up,The camp ground has been closed do to no camp host they also give there time and for return get a free place to park ther rv or trailer .
before you start Complaing about are Tax dollar know who owns the land And what rights we have to use it .
DNR can close it Any Area for what ever reason they want And if you dont follow the rule Steve Will set you straight The DNR police .
Someone that gives time to keep Rift Raff out like you .
banned

AOL

#4 Aug 27, 2011
ELH does not like people driving up her gravel road in the park it upsets her and she calls the sheriff and cries to them her name is Ericka L. Halfpenny the one at the birthing center. ELH's tent is next to the creek she uses to take a bath in every now and then.
Fishing

United States

#6 May 6, 2012
Does anyone know if you can fish in cold creek next to the camp grounds and if you can whats in the creek to catch.
Jane

Matthews, NC

#7 Jun 12, 2013
Can you park a RV up at Cold Creek campground?
Vancouver Vick

Camas, WA

#8 Apr 9, 2014
I am curious why you thing the DNR is a private organization. It is a government organization and government is funded by tax dollars. Land managed by a government organization like DNR is paid for by tax dollars. Check yer facts Jack!
Private Public wrote:
For one Coldcreek camp ground is not a fed or state land . It is owned by DNR (private)They open it to Pepole for Public land and they can do what they want ,Are Tax dollars do not keep this camp site up , Peopole like you and me that give are time for free keeps this site up,The camp ground has been closed do to no camp host they also give there time and for return get a free place to park ther rv or trailer .
before you start Complaing about are Tax dollar know who owns the land And what rights we have to use it .
DNR can close it Any Area for what ever reason they want And if you dont follow the rule Steve Will set you straight The DNR police .
Someone that gives time to keep Rift Raff out like you .

Since: May 16

Vancouver, WA

#9 May 10, 2016
Private Public wrote:
For one Coldcreek camp ground is not a fed or state land . It is owned by DNR (private)They open it to Pepole for Public land and they can do what they want ,Are Tax dollars do not keep this camp site up , Peopole like you and me that give are time for free keeps this site up,The camp ground has been closed do to no camp host they also give there time and for return get a free place to park ther rv or trailer .
before you start Complaing about are Tax dollar know who owns the land And what rights we have to use it .
DNR can close it Any Area for what ever reason they want And if you dont follow the rule Steve Will set you straight The DNR police .
Someone that gives time to keep Rift Raff out like you .
Are you freaking stupid? DNR stands for Department of Natural Resources, they run the Yacolt STATE Forest, so yes it is PUBLIC STATE LAND and Cold Creek is clearly listed by them as first come first serve, the only exception has been public safety agency trainings.
jones

Vancouver, WA

#10 Apr 19, 2017
Private Public wrote:
For one Coldcreek camp ground is not a fed or state land . It is owned by DNR (private)They open it to Pepole for Public land and they can do what they want ,Are Tax dollars do not keep this camp site up , Peopole like you and me that give are time for free keeps this site up,The camp ground has been closed do to no camp host they also give there time and for return get a free place to park ther rv or trailer .
before you start Complaing about are Tax dollar know who owns the land And what rights we have to use it .
DNR can close it Any Area for what ever reason they want And if you dont follow the rule Steve Will set you straight The DNR police .
Someone that gives time to keep Rift Raff out like you .
The DNR does not own land. The DNR MANAGES land owned by the State.

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